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justinsn95
04-23-2008, 12:08
I know the AVG free edition is probly the best free antivirus, but is there a similar one for spyware/adware? (has to be free just like the AVG). Preferably one that self updates like AVG does.

Washington,D.C.
04-23-2008, 13:48
Spyware Terminator is one of the best. Especially when "hips" is enabled. It's an option that is disabled by default so it should be enabled after installing.

http://filehippo.com/download_spyware_terminator/




I forget the name of the program but whatever the antispyware program is from Microsoft that is an option on Windows update does not work very well and might as well be uninstalled.

highway
04-23-2008, 21:38
spybot-search and destroy
Ad-aware 2007
spywareblaster
AVG Antispyware..... all can be downloaded from download.com

highway

andybob
04-24-2008, 08:30
Nother good download place is www.filehippo.com

They have almost everything.



Andybob

Washington,D.C.
04-24-2008, 11:01
The new AVG Free 8.0 now includes spyware protection. I don't know how well it works. It just came out today.


http://filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus/

Washington,D.C.
04-24-2008, 11:47
It's a big download, 45.57 MB. Works with Windows XP and Windows Vista only. No Windows 98, no Windows 2000.

http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition#tba1

justinsn95
04-24-2008, 12:15
yeah but i think you have to pay for that. I think the only free one is 7.5, and it doesnt include antispy/addware

g29andy
04-24-2008, 12:15
The new AVG Free 8.0 now includes spyware protection. I don't know how well it works. It just came out today.


http://filehippo.com/download_avg_antivirus/

Man, I was just telling someone on the forum a few days ago that AVG free didn't do spyware, and look what happens.

Washington,D.C.
04-24-2008, 12:40
yeah but i think you have to pay for that. I think the only free one is 7.5, and it doesnt include antispy/addware

It is free now. AVG Free version 8.0 with spyware protection. Check the links I posted.

Washington,D.C.
04-24-2008, 22:10
Okay I tested AVG 8.0, It takes a while to scan but not much longer than other AV programs. It is the best one I've tested so far. It's better at finding infections within archived (compressed) files such as ZIP files and RAR files. It found some infections in RAR files that both AVG 7.5 and Avast both missed. I haven't tested the antispyware part of AVG 8.0 yet but it is functional in the free version.

Washington,D.C.
04-24-2008, 22:13
I have one old PC that is too slow for Windows XP with SP2 so it runs Windows XP with SP1. AVG 8.0 gave a message it won't work with XP SP1 but it will work with Windows 2000 SP4. So It looks like it will work with Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista.