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Windows 7: what anti-spyware do you recommend for windows 7?

08 Oct 2009   #11
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I just loaded a copy of SuperAnti Spyware today to replace Malware Bytes. When I run it through I'll let people know what I think.

edit: A quick scan took 10 minutes which is pretty good. It installs quickly, scans quickly, and doesn't bog down your system, which is good. The problem is that it needs to get better at doing its primary job—removing malware and keeping it out of a clean system. Until then, I can't recommend it.


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08 Oct 2009   #12
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mattburles View Post
i am currently using spywareblaster 4.2

but i was wondering if there is a better anti-spyware program to use on windows 7? what are your recommendations?

Spywareblaster is a nice little app to have in the background. It doesn't run like other programs, just adds definitions to the registry that prevent certain spyware from being installed. Malwarebytes is a pretty good one to have just to run manual scans every now and then. It's has frequent updates available, sometimes 2 or 3 times a day, so make sure to update it before running a scan.

Avast also has an Antispyware, and AntiRootkit module built in to it that no one mentioned.
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09 Oct 2009   #13
beg4mercy

Windows 7 Rtm x64
 
 

Malwarebytes is so good
MSE and MB works nice each other without enforce the system.
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09 Oct 2009   #14
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I'm testing spyware doctor at the moment. Installation was pretty quick, the interface is easy to work around and it offers some good advanced options. Scanning is pretty quick and the detection and removal is very high. I'm using the full version but I think the free version would work as well but without the advanced options like browser monitor, pop up blocker etc
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22 Feb 2010   #15
AussieGuy92

 
 

MSE is bad for spyware.
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23 Feb 2010   #16
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

MSE uses a lot of RAM (65MB) compared to other AVs
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23 Feb 2010   #17
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

SUPERantispyware is one of the better options out there, but there's a free version.
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23 Feb 2010   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
MSE uses a lot of RAM (65MB) compared to other AVs
Mine typically seems to run around 3-5MB.......and with boxes have 2GB, 4GB and 8GB of RAM....65MB really isn't that much anyway. Especially if it does a decent job against protecting from viruses and spyware.
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23 Feb 2010   #19
markymark69

windows 7 Home Prem x64
 
 

MSE is an excellent app for malware and spyware, ive never had any trouble with it since i put it on my win 7 x64, runs really well + its free, im running 6gig of ram so i dont notice if it uses alot of resources?
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23 Feb 2010   #20
rossy87

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Personally i use Super Anti Spyware on recommendation from people from this forum.
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