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Windows 7: spybot vs MSE vs threatfire..which one is better

10 Feb 2010   #1
gamepoint

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 
spybot vs MSE vs threatfire..which one is better

i need to install an anti-spyware program..and what do u guys here recommend?
spybot S&D has tea-timer which provides registry protection...


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11 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This is a subject that you will never get a straight answer on, because every one has their own opinions and preferences.

Personally, I recommend MSE.
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11 Feb 2010   #3
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Have to agree with Jonathan MSE or malwarebytes is a another good option
Malwarebytes.org


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11 Feb 2010   #4
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

spybot used to be an excellent program back in the day, however after not using it for a number of years a while back I installed it just to see If It was as good as I remembered. And unfortunately I found it to be rather buggy. So anyway, it was good for it's time, but now there are a number of better solutions out there in my opinion.

I would recommend Malwarebytes for starters. Then go with MSE or even Avast.

Take Care
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11 Feb 2010   #5
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Spybot is crap. MSE is an anti virus. So if you install MSE, you'll need an anti spyware app like malwarebytes or superantispyware. ThreatFire features innovative real-time behavioral technology that provides powerful protection against both known and unknown viruses, worms, trojans, etc...
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11 Feb 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Spybot is crap. MSE is an anti virus. So if you install MSE, you'll need an anti spyware app like malwarebytes or superantispyware. ThreatFire features innovative real-time behavioral technology that provides powerful protection against both known and unknown viruses, worms, trojans, etc...
Dinesh, are you sure? MSE claims it is anti-spyware, at least.
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11 Feb 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Regardless of the definitions, I trust that Malwarebytes, and MSE will do the necessary job. Of course, you will need a firewall, but thats all that will be required.

That being said, no virus/malware software will do the job if not used in conjuction with common sense.
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11 Feb 2010   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post

common sense
This is the best defense overall.
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11 Feb 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

MSE is excellent - as far as I have experienced. Catches trojans immediately. Spybot ok for scanning, but not as good as SAS (SuperAntiSpyware). MSE activates the Windows firewall. A router firewall (in addition) is even better.
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11 Feb 2010   #10
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Quote:
MSE claims it is anti-spyware, at least.
True.

and is!

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This is a subject that you will never get a straight answer on, because every one has their own opinions and preferences.
the perennial chestnut.
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