View Poll Results: Do you feel the need for a 3rd party anti spyware on your Windows?

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  • No, I use only Windows Defender / MSE

    21 24.71%
  • AdAware

    3 3.53%
  • Spybot

    2 2.35%
  • Spyware Doctor

    2 2.35%
  • Webroot SpySweeper

    4 4.71%
  • Malawarebytes

    24 28.24%
  • a-squared anti-malware

    7 8.24%
  • Spyware Terminator

    0 0%
  • AVG Anti Spyware

    2 2.35%
  • Other

    20 23.53%
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    Windows Defender in all the way..lighter than anyone.


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    I have ESET ESS for Anti-Virus and Firewall (Vistas FW is worthless) and Super Anti-Spyware for the obvious. I used to use Kaspersky Internet Security suite with certain installed modules and Spyware Doctor (number 1 anti-spyware on the market), but they were incompatible. When ever I ran an on demand scan with KIS the explorer.exe would crash so I was forced to go for something else in the Anti-Spyware department and havent gone back.

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    I have KIS 2009, Webroot Spy sweeper installed and Malwarebytes free standby.

    I am badly missing A Squared(Paid version) provided by WVC. I have formatted my HD a few weeks back and lost key.

    Those who are using Avast or Avira together Windows defender,good to use one more Anti spyware

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    I use Norton IS 2009 (a major improvement over previous versions) on 3 systems and Kaspersky on a fourth system. Both seem to do a good job.

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    I use Norton Antivirus/Spyware 2009 and I also have Spyware Doctor full version and Malwarebytes.

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    I absolutely do recommend this.
    I just got off of a virtumondo and google.goored infection.
    defender got the virtumondo and I was able to get rid of the rest of it with spybot and avg. However, the goored did not get fixed until I JUST NOW updated and ran malwarebytes.

    Oh, umm... whitedragon, you said vista's firewall ****s. I thought it was ok, better than xp and the top firewall from a few years ago.
    Ah but I guess I answered the question I was about to ask. "3 years ago" I guess I need to find a good firewall.

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    Windows Firewall was never good.

    Introduction - matousec.com

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    XP firewall may not have been up to the mark, but Vista firewall actually does its job quite well.

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    Windows firewall isnt even on the list. It was so bad that it failed more tests than the last firewall that was tested and only got 2%.

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    does anyone here use trend product? seems like only 2% does . its a reliable anti virus spyware product-never lets me down

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