Adaware and Spybot-good idea or Spyware?

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Adaware and Spybot-good idea or Spyware?

I read 1 article and it says they are good,read another story and they say beware? What do you think?
 
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Ad Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy are good. Be sure and read the instructions and warnings with Spybot to avoid removing desirable files.

Ad Aware can be run straight from the installation. Read the instructions to tailor the appliction to your purpose.

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Good idea or spyware?

Good idea.

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I think you would be hard pressed to find a reputable source of info that would say that they are a bad idea. I would go as far to say that they are just as important as the browser itself.

BTW, if you're worried about spyware, try using Mozilla Firefox.

http://www.mozilla.org
 
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Originally Posted by air biscuit
BTW, if you're worried about spyware, try using Mozilla Firefox.
I was going to make the exact same recommendation but air biscuit beat me to it.

Just for some clarification. I started having spyware problems early last spring, and installing Spybot and Adaware did help with the problem for a while. After another couple of months, the spyware was back. Spybot or Adaware would detect the spyware and remove it, only to have it come back within a day. And I was using updated versions of these programs.

After changing my browser from Internet Explorer to Mozilla's Firefox this past summer, I have not had any problems with spyware.
 
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I have also switched to Firefox, after getting tired of embedded graphics in web sites containing code that hijacks IE.

However, I kept IE because some sites still won't work with a Mozilla-type browser. So I use Webroot Spy Sweeper, as I found it to be more effective in cleaning out and guarding against spyware than AdAware and Spybot. However, there is a subscription fee.
 
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Originally Posted by razz
However, I kept IE because some sites still won't work with a Mozilla-type browser.
Unfortunately, that's the fault of the webmasters, not the Mozilla Project.

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I never had any problems

I have both they all seem to work alright
 
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las, yes they both work most of the time. But for example, if I am following the progress of a professional sports game on the web, in IE the page refreshes every minute or so, automatically, so that an up-to-date score is always there. With Firefox, the automatic updates do not work.

That's the catch of IE being the browser-of-choice for the vast majority of web surfers. Many webmasters feel it's enough to have their java applets and such work properly with IE and don't care about other browsers. Of course, spyware authors also just need to have their stuff work in IE too.
 
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they are both good

and should be used together at least once a week depending on your activity.

As with most files & messages; if you do not know the sender...DO NOT OPEN IT. Just DELETE it!


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hi
you can get avg software free
also you can get the yahoo companion tool bar whit popup blocker and anti spyware free it's good
http://www.yahoo.com
cheers
 
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