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Windows 7: I need a free, good spyware program.

31 Jan 2010   #11
Jaxryley

 
 

Malwarebyte's fan here.


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31 Jan 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nikouro View Post
interested me, so we worked with the computer installed, Avast Home, Win. Defender and MSE...????
You should not run Avast and MSE running together - that can lead to conflicts. Using Avast for scanning only is OK. And MSE shuts the Defender off because it uses the msmpeng.exe (which is the original Defender .exe).
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31 Jan 2010   #13
rossy87

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi guys,

Thanks for the suggestions, Keep them coming .

@whs: Why would you not run Avast and MSE together?
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31 Jan 2010   #14
dkyd30

 

spyware doctor 2010
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31 Jan 2010   #15
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

It's always good to have a gd security setup..Each has its own features for removing specific threats.
Antimalware - MalwareBytes
Antispyware - Spybot/SuperAntiSpyware
AV - Avast/Mse
Autorun.inf Threats - Panda UsbVaccine

Every product has its own review.Either good or bad.Choose wisely.
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31 Jan 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rossy87 View Post
Hi guys,

Thanks for the suggestions, Keep them coming .

@whs: Why would you not run Avast and MSE together?

Because you never use 2 security suites at the same time (golden rule). There could be serious conflicts. If you did not have them yet, you were lucky. Ask Corinne, she is the expert.
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01 Feb 2010   #17
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, rossy87.

To begin with, in your initial post, you indicated that you are looking for an anti-spyware software. Both Avast and MSE are antivirus software programs. Presumably, you already have an antivirus software installed on your computer. If not, that should be your first step.

As to the reason it is not recommended to have two antivirus software programs actively monitoring your computer is that it could result in serious conflicts.

My personal choice for an anti-malware software program is Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Another excellent choice is SUPERAntiSpyware.

It is generally recommended that having more than one anti-malware software installed and updated is acceptable, however, it is not recommended that you have more than one real-time protection active as that also can cause conflicts.

Thus, if you use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus software or a "security suite", I would suggest adding only one anti-malware software.

I do highly recommend WinPatrol as an excellent system monitor. See WinPatrol Features for additional information.

I no longer recommend SpywareBlaster & SpywareGuard on Windows Vista and Windows 7 based on Mike Burgess' recommendations. See SpywareBlaster and Windows Vista :: freedomlist.com.
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02 Feb 2010   #18
nikouro

Windows 7 32-bit Ult
 
 

honestly currently using avast, difender and MSE. I can tell you that I have not slowed down a lot of work computers. I know from experience that one should not put Norton and Kašperské .. it was chaos. else is bearable.
My recommendation is, avast and MSE ...
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02 Feb 2010   #19
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nikouro View Post
honestly currently using avast, difender and MSE. I can tell you that I have not slowed down a lot of work computers. I know from experience that one should not put Norton and Kašperské .. it was chaos. else is bearable.
My recommendation is, avast and MSE ...
Mine too. using both together and works pretty well.
While Avast is using around 3 MB RAM, MSE is around 50 MB.
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30 Jul 2010   #20
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rossy87 View Post
Hi guys,

I have been using Spy Sweeper for years but i need a change and was wondering if you guys know of any good, free spyware programs.

Cheers.


Welcome to the forum.

Avast or MSE anything in my suggestion after my usage. A bit inclined towards Avast (alone) now. Both are free.

NOD is rock solid, but its paid.

(Insert the "Anti" )
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