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

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    Post Do you feel the need for a 3rd party anti spyware on your Windows?

    Most Anti virus programs these days include anti spyware / malware protections too. Windows Defender/MSE is a good anti-spyware included in Windows. But do you feel the need for one more 3rd party anti spyware ?



    If yes, which is your preferred anti spyware solution ?

    I use only Windows Defender along with NOD32 & 7/Vista firewall.

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    I use Avg internet security and that seems to do the job just fine. Every test that I have done using other applications and testers gives my system a clear on all things including trojens(?) so I am very happy with the Avg and will continue just to use that

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    I use Windows Defender with KIS 2007.

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    I only have Avast AV, other than that it's just what Vista is bundled with.

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    I have Spyware Blaster, which though is not an on demand scanner. It just sits there working in the background without consuming juice.

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    well, i deactivated Windows Defender: it's useless.
    I use MalwareBytes' AntiMalware 1.31 'cause is the best against "Rogue" and other kind of spyware.
    I use Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, SpyBot Search & Destroy 1.60 and my knowledge,of course

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    I use Windows Defender. About once a week I'll run a scan with Advanced Windows Care (similar to CCleaner) and every now and then it will find some tracking cookies, but they almost always appeared after my last Defender scan.

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    Maybe I am paranoid or exercising over-kill but I use: Windows Defender, Spybot Search and Destroy, Adaware, SpywareBlaster, and McAfee Virus Scan. But along with that paranoia and over-kill I get the warm tingly feeling of not being able to remember the last time I had a hit on any of them! I do get an occasional tracking cookie.

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    I use Norton Internet security 2009 and don't feel the need to use anything else. Having said that, I used to use a whole battery of A/Spyware programs and in the end got rid of them because it seemed that I was always scanning and only came up with the odd tracking cookie. NIS does the job for me. J.B.

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    i use defender alongside spysweeper and trend virus software. so im good to go

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