Donate to the MX-3.com Forums
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently November 19 2019, 1:19 AM



Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
 Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware 
Author Message
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: March 11 2009, 3:44 PM
Posts: 2067
Location: Back in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reply with quote
Post Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware
A few months ago, I was lucky ( :roll: ) enough to be attacked by about 1800 viruses at once, when I mistakenly opened an e-mail I was trying to delete.
At the time, I had the Norton Anti Virus installed, which did NOT detect any of them, did NOT stop them, and, once I scanned my computer, did also NOT recognize them, and, of course, did not disinfect them.
So I went to CompUSA, and bought an Internet Security Suite which proved to be an excellent tool every time I felt like crashing my computer, and a book: "Hacking Windows XP" by Steve Sinchak.
In that book he recommends these 2 anti virus softwares: Spybot S&D and Lavasoft Ad-Aware.
They're both very aggressive, they're both free, and they complement each other beautifully.
I ran Spybot first, and it detected, IIRC, something like 1680 viruses or so. It disinfected almost all of them, except 115 that I had to do manually. Then, after 2 weeks deleting those 115 by hand, i ran Ad-Aware, and it found and disinfected another 260.
Ever since, thanks to an immunization tool on Spybot, I'm completely virus free.

_________________
U28sIG5vdyB5b3UgYWxzbyBrbm93IGJhc2UgNjQuLi5odWg/DQpTSE9XIE9GRiEhIQ==

"The more I know man, the more I love my dog."

Diogenes of Sinope.


March 11 2009, 10:48 PM
Profile
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: June 18 2007, 10:51 AM
Posts: 7055
Location: Trenton ON.
Reply with quote
Post Re: Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware
Malwarebytes is a great program. I dumped Adaware for it and it's done an excellent job. If you ever have a virus/malware issue go to Trendmicro and do their FREE on line scan. I do it about once a month. No one single virus scan or malware scan gets everything IMO.

_________________
2004 Subaru WRX Silver, stage 2, minty interior.
2002 Subaru WRX Blue, SOLD (best E test numbers I've ever seen)
94 MX-6. Sold
92 GS KLZE 5 Speed
96 GS 5 speed, KLZE, Sold
95 GS Minty Shape Sold
92 GS Sold
92 GS Parts Car scrapped.
Feedback viewtopic.php?f=37&t=66348" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
7477th member.

I know you believe that you understand what you think I said but I'm sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.


March 12 2009, 10:36 AM
Profile
Regular Member

Joined: March 06 2007, 2:17 PM
Posts: 1603
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA)
Reply with quote
Post Re: Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware
On my laptop I run the following programs:

AdAware
Spybot: Search and Destroy
Spyware Blaster
MalwareBytes
Avast! Antivirus

I recommend all those FREE programs. They do a lot better then most "pay for" programs you can get.

This computer always run great, and as long as I do them once every week or 2, I usually never have any viruses/adware/spyware.

So yeah.. definitely use those!! You won't be disappointed.


September 21 2009, 1:30 AM
Profile
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: November 07 2007, 7:17 AM
Posts: 815
Reply with quote
Post Re: Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware
The new Adaware is a bit bloated...

_________________
MrMazda92 wrote:
I find Honduh forums more helpful, typically more pleasant too.


September 21 2009, 2:44 AM
Profile
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: March 10 2006, 8:05 PM
Posts: 35
Location: Wales UK
Reply with quote
Post Re: Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware
I use Spybot S&D and the Lavasoft adware and they are top notch so get a +1 from me.

Also +1 for Avast, seems to be the best FREE AV out there at the mo. Some people recomend AVG too, I've never used it but some say it can be a bit bloated.

I also use Comodo which is a FREE personal Firewall. Can be a bit of a PITA sometimes as it'll throw up warnings for everything if you try to run updates or download programs, but at least I know it's working and checking stuff.

Currently Virus free and have been for the last year using this set up :D

_________________
My Toys:
Stock (for the moment) 1996 K8 MX-3 with CAI
1998 Suzuki GN 125cc (my learner bike!)
Soon Honda VFR 400 NC30(when I'm not a learner anymore!)


September 21 2009, 9:33 AM
Profile
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: May 16 2007, 10:05 PM
Posts: 2756
Location: Albany, NY
Reply with quote
Post Re: Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware
For the slightly advanced user, hijackthis is also great. Novices can also use it, but you should post the log on a forum dedicated to the program so people can help you!

Never used antivirus, only had 1 virus in last 8years. I personally don't believe in anti virus software.


September 21 2009, 11:04 AM
Profile
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: September 10 2001, 2:01 AM
Posts: 8704
Location: Spokane, WA
Reply with quote
Post Re: Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware
spybot and adaware are the best. I always use them. Week ago a computer at work got infected and I ran it in safe mode and installed spybot and ran it. Deleted spyware/trojans and computer runs great after that. Of course it wasn't my job (Im a painter) but I was able to do it so I did it.

_________________
Magnum s/s lines, strut bars, carbon fiber bezel, indiglow gauge, Sony Xplod, inverted c/f hood, SRD lower tie bar '93 GS SE '95 Cobra SVT #2722 '68 Charger R/T 440
http://www.cardomain.com/id/mitmaks
Image


September 21 2009, 11:19 AM
Profile ICQ YIM WWW
Site Administrator
User avatar

Joined: November 07 2000, 3:01 AM
Posts: 8391
Location: Lat 35.1N Lon -90W
Reply with quote
Post Re: Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware
IMO, each has its own ups and downs.

If I'm workigg on a PC and I suspect spyware...

I install spybot S&D and update it on a flash drive. I also load Hijackthis! on the USB as well. I boot into safemode, run Hijackthis! and remove anything I think could be a culprit. I then run spybot. That usually takes care of 99%. I then run Malwarebytes or adaware if I still suspect something.

If I can, I'd rather format then deal with spyware removal on an older PC. Its less time consuming, especially with a automated install disk. (Nlineos.com)

_________________
Keep this site alive! Donate!


September 21 2009, 11:23 AM
Profile WWW
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: May 25 2002, 2:01 AM
Posts: 11212
Location: CFB Val-Cartier, Quebec, Canada
Reply with quote
Post Re: Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware
I totally agree!

There are time when Spyboy, Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes and HiJack this just isn't enough. Some are just that stubborn.

_________________
1992 Mazda Mx-3 GSR - 2.5L KLZE : Award Winning Show Car & Race Car ['02-'09] (Retired)
2004 Mazda RX-8 GT - Renesis Wankel : LS3 Coils, BHR Mid-Pipe + Falken RT-615K 245/40r18
2011 Mazda Mazda2 GS - 1.5L Manual : Yozora Edition (1 of 500)
2003 Nissan Xterra SE - 4x4 Supercharged : 2" Body Lift, 4" Suspension Lift & 33" MTR Kevlar
2001 Nissan Frontier SE - The Frontrailer : Expedition/Off-Road Trailer Project


September 24 2009, 10:32 PM
Profile ICQ WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 9 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.