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Windows 7: Spyware Software

12 May 2009   #1
oneextraid

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 
Spyware Software

What is the best spyware software for W7? What about free spyware products?


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12 May 2009   #2
aussiegreen

windows 7 rc 64bit and vista 32bit
 
 

hi try adaware im running it in win 7 without any problems
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12 May 2009   #3
fyrfaktry

Win 7 x64 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oneextraid View Post
What is the best spyware software for W7? What about free spyware products?
Malwarebytes. Works great for me in 7.
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12 May 2009   #4
bhuulo

 

Windows defender
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12 May 2009   #5
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Just get Avira free edition and you wont need anything else (other than windows own firewall). Avira wont let anything within a mile of your computer. The added bonuses are it's very light on system resources and it scan quickly. You will never need to run a scan though because nothing gets on in the first place, either by browsing or downloading.

Can't help with best spyware because I don't use them (other than Aviras own built in one). I even have defender off.
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12 May 2009   #6
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Avira all the way .
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12 May 2009   #7
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Spybot
spyware terminator
malwarebytes.
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12 May 2009   #8
ces973

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fyrfaktry View Post
Malwarebytes. Works great for me in 7.

Seconded. This program is a godsend. Picked up things for me in XP that Spybot/Ad-Aware wouldn't even touch. I haven't used it much in 7, though.
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12 May 2009   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There are some good anti virus apps. with antispyware add ons , but none are perfect.

It is a good idea to have a specialized anti-spyware app. in addition to your regular antivirus - even if it has antispyware added on.

I do occasional on-demand scans with Malwarebytes, just for an extra level of safety - in addition to Windows Defender

Ad-aware and Spybot are also well respected.
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12 May 2009   #10
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Spybot
spyware terminator
malwarebytes.
+1 these are what I use
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