UnKnown asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

what is the best free anti-spyware??,,spyware doctor(free edition)/spyware terminator/spybot search&destroy

what is the best free anti-spyware/ ????? with web protection,and all time computer protection not just when you open the application,,,spyware doctor,spyware terminator,spybot search & destroy????? if not then some other suggestion preferred not with anti-virus/firewall,,, and if so protect from malware to,,thanks


keyloggers,dialer's,malware removal

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Spyware Doctor Starter Edition only has very limited real-time protection.

    Spybot has two types of real time protection; the SD Helper. and the Tea Timer. SD Helper immunizes your browser from bad downloads and blocks sites that it believes to be malicious. The Tea Timer constantly monitors your registry and alerts you *every* time there is the slightest change. This can be incredibly annoying and most people turn the Tea Timer off.

    Spyware Terminator has a decent active real time protection, but its on-demand scanner isn't really that great ;-)

    NOW I've found that two of the best *on-demand* scanners for all of the malware that you mentioned are Superantispyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

    > Superantispyware: http://www.superantispyware.com/

    > Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

    For my *real-time* protection I use Comodo BOClean:

    > Comodo BOCleanhttp://www.comodo.com/boclean/boclean.html

    And although you didn't ask, I use and recommend Avast antivirus:

    > Avast 4 Home Edition: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

    All of the above are free and play well together.

  • 4 years ago


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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    There are so many out there. Yeah, AVG Free worked great, (for a year) but it is a trail thing I guess and it won't allow me to uninstall AVG. So for a FREE download it does work on anti virus and such. But now I get pop-ups saying "Installation error" like 5 times everytime I turn my computer on. I tried Spybot, the same AVG message wont go away. Web root, doesn't work either. I bought $84 McAfee 5-in-1, the AVG still pops up. So beware of FREE anti virus downloads. Apparently even purchased anti virus/spyware won't get rid of AVG FREE. Additional note: I read "Classic" responce about SUPERantispyware and am down loading it now to see if it can help me out. I will let you know. 36 minutes and counting..... Problem still there! Reboot effort made no changes. I would NOT use SUPERantispyware!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Spyware Doctor is better but I would buy it so I could receive the full protection. There is no sense in using free programs if you are not receiving the full protection, this is why so many people using free programs are always infected.

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  • 1 decade ago

    if you're using windows then the best free one is 'windows defender'. that's an anti-spyware and works nicely. You really don't need a anti-virus software unless you go to a lot of porn sites or something.

  • 1 decade ago

    SuperAntiSpyware is really good but the free version doesnt have real time protection

    Spybot S&D has realtime protection

    so i would recommend u get both they dont conflict and they are free

  • 1 decade ago

    we'll I have..avast anti-virus, spy bot search and destroy, super anti- spy ware and they are all free! you can download avast from..www.avast.com and idk on the others I had someone installed them on my computer, when I was in a jam. But ever since then I havent had any problems and avast runs all the time trapping any viruses that I may come across before they affect my computer. :) You have to just scan you computer once a week and your good!

    Source(s): me
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I downloaded http://www.cyber-defenders for a free trial. It has really helped my computer a lot. I think it beats out anything I have tried so far.

  • 1 decade ago

    I would say spybot search and destroy although the yahoo toolbar one isnt half bad

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