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Postby Gregor » Fri 07 Jan, 2005 4:30 am

izanbardprince wrote:Microsoft has acquired Giant Company, and with it they got Giant Antispyware, which will now be an in-house Microsoft anti spyware program, which will probably be a component of Longhorn and an optional free add on for users of Windows XP. 8-)


I will stick with SB S&D, Adaware & Spywareblaster.
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Postby Don_HH2K » Fri 07 Jan, 2005 3:23 pm

izanbardprince wrote:...will probably be a component of Longhorn and an optional free add on for users of Windows XP. 8-)


If you've read up in the news on the beta, or in Microsoft's website itself, Longhorn will be bundled with very basic spyware and antivirus functionality. Also, the beta is free, but the RTM version will be a pay service.
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Postby Mandrake » Mon 21 Feb, 2005 6:39 pm

dluchini30 wrote:
izanbardprince wrote:...will probably be a component of Longhorn and an optional free add on for users of Windows XP. 8-)


If you've read up in the news on the beta, or in Microsoft's website itself, Longhorn will be bundled with very basic spyware and antivirus functionality. Also, the beta is free, but the RTM version will be a pay service.


Mr. Gates confirmed that Microsoft AntiSpyware will be a free product for Windows users. It's already got more functionality and protection than any other anti-spyware program, so there is no reason not to use it :).
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Postby Pu7o » Mon 21 Feb, 2005 6:44 pm

Mandrake wrote:there is no reason not to use it :).


yes there is. the company it's from :P
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Postby Mandrake » Mon 21 Feb, 2005 8:03 pm

Stop acting like a troll, or action will be taken against you.
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Postby ryaxnb » Fri 18 Mar, 2005 1:53 am

I use spybot
edit: and McAfee Firewall and McAfee VirusScan. Plus, I keep auto updates on, run Sp2, and have a hardware firewall in my router.
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Postby KRTeagle » Fri 18 Mar, 2005 10:56 am

I use the microsoft antispyware, it fixed 16 signatures on my computer, so I put it on my dad's and it took off 6,500. no kidding.
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Postby James » Fri 18 Mar, 2005 11:59 am

While I use Spybot, Spyblaster and Ad-aware, I also use the new MS anti-spyware beta and find it to be excellent. As Mandrake says, "Why not use it?" And it has been confirmed that it will remain a free download even after it loses its beta status. I use a fair amount of caution when surfing and always run the anti-spyware programs installed BUT when I installed the new MS beta spyware, it did find a couple of spyware signatures the others had missed. :)
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Postby Mandrake » Fri 18 Mar, 2005 3:04 pm

KRTeagle wrote:I use the microsoft antispyware, it fixed 16 signatures on my computer, so I put it on my dad's and it took off 6,500. no kidding.


6500? Yikes! :o That has to be some kind of record.
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Spyware Record

Postby EddiePaxil » Mon 25 Apr, 2005 7:09 pm

A few months ago my friend finished loading up a custom PC. He loaded the Firewall, and then told me after not too long it was working real slow and freezing quite a bit. I told him to get a spyware Remover/ Blocker. I think he got Spybot and another.Well it turned out he had not turned the Firewall on.

Total Spyware removed between 2 programs: 7,896

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Re: Spyware Record

Postby Antony » Mon 25 Apr, 2005 7:23 pm

EddiePaxil wrote:Total Spyware removed between 2 programs: 7,896
:shock:
Suggestion:
Tell your friend to re-install Windows, or, get a Mac.
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Re: Spyware Record

Postby EddiePaxil » Tue 26 Apr, 2005 2:58 am

Antony wrote:Suggestion:
Tell your friend to re-install Windows, or, get a Mac.


I've recommended Macs to folks before. A small amount listen and fewer actually get one. I've kind of given up. It seems people are convinced no matter what, that they won't be able to do anything because PC's are so common. I'm just content knowing that the fewer people that use Macs, the fewer the people that want to mess with them. Which is why there is no thread like this in the OSX forum.

I feel for the PC folks trying to get rid of Spyware I really do. I've been there. Worse for folks that were like me who are starting from scratch and know zero.
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Postby Fulvio » Wed 18 May, 2005 8:33 pm

Eddie, do you know of any place where I can swap my PC for a Mac?
I will keep fighting spyware, etc. and give you a chance to use your Mac with nothing to fear. Just see that the Mac get a 30%, and they will not be so great.
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Postby EddiePaxil » Sat 21 May, 2005 4:10 am

Fulvio wrote:Eddie, do you know of any place where I can swap my PC for a Mac?


Some places (Like Comp USA here in the US) take old systems as trade ins for new ones.

Fulvio wrote:I will keep fighting spyware, etc. and give you a chance to use your Mac with nothing to fear. Just see that the Mac get a 30%, and they will not be so great.


I'm not sure what to make of this part of your posting. Thank You???
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PestPatrol

Postby wdcwdc » Tue 24 May, 2005 5:30 pm

Antony: FWIW, I was not able to reach PestPatrol via your hyperlink. Is it correct?

Also, while I am here ... I have a balky PC, probably infested with adware, that causes the PC to freeze up and to make the PC "Busy."
Trying to diagnose its operation is a real job, one that really needs to be done methodically and carefully documented. I am wondering whether someone (surely!) has pepared a how-to that sets out a general procedure that converges on the essential problems. SpyBot and the like are fine, of course, but what do you do first, then second, then third ...?

Any suggestions would be appreciated. ...wdc
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