Spyware Protection

He has: 21 posts

Joined: Jun 2006

What programs do you use to protect yourself from this fairly dangerous threat?

I use Ad-Aware, SPybot and MS Antispyware Smiling

timjpriebe's picture

He has: 2,667 posts

Joined: Dec 2004

On my PC, Ad-Aware and SpyBot. On my Mac, it hasn't been necessary yet.

Renegade's picture

He has: 3,022 posts

Joined: Oct 2002

When I was running windows, I just found that being smart about where I was browsing helped a lot so, didn't install any anti spyware programs. Using firefox (as opposed to IE) helped a lot in that area too.

He has: 1,758 posts

Joined: Jul 2002

Lol... I use a Mac so it's not really an issue at the moment. Smiling

I used to have a Windows PC and it was a constant nightmare. I'm a careful person and don't download porn/warez but still got all that kind of rubbish. The problem comes when you download some free app and the install the crap without permission. I think I had to format my machine every 6 months or so with Windows. On OSX I've been running for two years and not had to format once yet!


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She has: 164 posts

Joined: Aug 2006

Try using NOD32 it stops everything.

PopeCuervoLime's picture

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Joined: Oct 2006

Here's what you need:

  1. Spybot S&D
  2. Ad-Aware
  3. Firewall
  4. Anti-Virus
  5. OPTIONAL: Tracks Eraser Pro
  6. OPTIONAL: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
  7. OPTIONAL: FireFox or Opera

Nowadays having a Mac doesn't mean anything in the security arena, in fact I think the myth that Macs are invincible is slowly being chipped away at. NOD is okay, I suppose, but it's no better than any other anti-spyware program, IMO, and there's plenty of free stuff out there, so be choosy.

They have: 21 posts

Joined: Nov 2006

I use anti-vir for virus protections and Xsoft for spyware protections and Adware for adware protections...

Since I have those...I never get infected.I ment my PC:D Laughing out loud

They have: 37 posts

Joined: Dec 2010

I use norton antivirus. It gives the solid protection to my pc. It protects my pc from viruses and threats that come through websites. You should also download norton antivirus.

They have: 93 posts

Joined: Apr 2011

Always it is necessary to install an anti virus in our pc which will be helpful to protect our pc.

They have: 21 posts

Joined: Sep 2012

Thread Fire is the best for spyware .

They have: 46 posts

Joined: Feb 2013

Spyware Protection is necessary always. Spyware is the term used because of the slyness of this malware. Using different antivirus can help detect this kind of malwares or viruses.

They have: 10 posts

Joined: Aug 2017

I love ESET.
Not Kaspersky.

Windows Defender is a good bare minum.

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