Do you have a Spyware Removal Program? Which one? [Poll]

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There are three programs that are absolutely essential for keeping your PC safe. These are AntiviRus, Firewall and Spyware scanner/removal utility. We have already asked you about your favorite Antivirus software and Firewall tools. So this time we want to find out what is the most popular spyware removal among MakeUseOf users.

And if there are folks who still don’t use any anti-spyware program then they can see what is the highest voted one and hopefully give it a shot. While most spyware are fairly harmless- just tracking cookies that don’t really pose much of a security risk. There are some that perform seriously malicious functions as well.

Please vote ! (You can select up to 2 choices.)

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Comments (28)
  • jason

    i am a tech and have been working for over 15 years and have used Super Antispyware on business systems that would be dificult to just reload windows on…saved me 100’s of hours and lots of headache check it out here there is a free version

    http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispyware.html?rid=4644

  • Antivirus

    I use a program called Anti-Malware produced by Malewarebytes. It is better than Spybot-S&D because it finds all the same spyware plus any additional malware that Spybot is not designed to find.

  • A guy who knows

    uh well where do i start?
    a; spyware doctor screwed my system months ago
    b; ad-aware isn’t
    c; spybot is great
    d; it’s ‘micROsoft’ the only program that you ‘need’ to roll out the red carpet for problems and cpu guzzling… seriously, it takes only ONE LINE OF CODE to happily bypass it… another genius stroke by the guy’s and gals at micorsoft.
    note. any replies i’ll gladly accommodate but not about the line of code

  • davwar

    I use Spyware Terminator (free) as my active component and then Spybot and Ad-Aware for periodic scans on XP. This seems to be an effective combination.

    I also enable the TeaTimer in Spybot.

  • Ashutosh Mishra

    I am using the latest version of avast! Home, which has a malware scanner as well. Besides use Windows XP firewall.
    This may seem minimal, but I now have a pretty good idea of what’s good and what’s bad on the internet so I can do without full-throttled security.

    P.S. You should have mentioned Spyware Terminator, it’s hell of a product for something free (but the irritating HIPS like the one in Comodo firewall is there).

    :)

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