We Are ALL Biased...
by Grif Thomas - 1/17/07 8:34 PM
In Reply to: You are BIASED... by Ryo Hazuki
You as well. That's what an "opinion" is all about. We all base our opinions on the experiences we've had with the programs mentioned. As long as your opinions on the "Newbies" forum are civil and you can refrain from personal attacks on users who have different "opinions" than yourself, your posts are welcomed. Please respect others as you would have yourself respected....or your posts will be removed.
Let's look again at the original post.. "Tom4561" currently has FIVE spyware removal tools on the machine with AT LEAST 3 of them running real time. Here's that list again..:
AVG AntiSpyware 7.5 paid edition-realtime protection I think.
Webroot Spysweeper 5.2 paid edition-realtime protection.
AdAware SE Personal 1.06-free edition.
Spyware Blaster-free edition.
I also have Norton Internet Security 2007.(has anti-spyware feature).
I have used all of the tools above AS WELL AS Windows Defender.. In fact, I currently have Windows Defender on the machine I am using at this moment.. I cleanup infected computers as part of my business and I actually use Windows Defender on occasion to perform that service. I also use lots of other tools to clean up those systems and I usually use four or five different tools on the same machine to double check thier results.. In all recent cases, where programs such as SpySweeper, AVG's Antispyware, TrojanHunter, etc are used first, I find NOTHING if Windows Defender is used last. And despite all those other programs having the ability to detect unwanted cookies, unfortunately, Microsoft left out that ability as well..Hmmm
That said, both Spyware Blaster and Webroot's SpySweeper frequently have problems when installed with other "real time" antispyware programs. I've seen and had experience with such problems and as a result, I've had to clean up computers that weren't working correctly when more than one antispyware program was running . It's great that your ONE particular computer is working fine with a similar configuration, but that doesn't mean most machines will work that way. In addition, you might want to read about the various spyware programs that Windows Defender/Microsoft has decided NOT to detect because of political reasons. If you read those reviews you've mentioned, you will find that most indicate that almost any of the other antispyware tools are better.
Hope this helps.
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