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what is the best anti spyware/ad ware program plz?

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by rav009, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. rav009

    rav009 Active member

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    i am using microsoft anti spyware, ad aware se and spybot for this task,but from what ive heard ewido will find more spyware than all of these put together is this true?

    i was using ad aware se from the start but then started experiecing symptoms so i downloaded microsoft anti spy and found a strage peice of spyware, then after a while i downloaded spybot and i found one more peice of spyware.

    now i am concerned that i need somthing better, what do you reckomend i try just to make me a little more spyware free?
     
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    I recommend Ewido. It´s propably the best spyware program at this moment. The trial version has automatic updates and realtime protection for 14 days. But you can use it after that period too but you have to update it manually ( which is really easy btw ). You should give it a try >>http://www.ewido.net/en/download/
     
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    thanks for that one spertti, ewido seems like a brilliant program.

    i removed the shield though as it was slowing me down a bit, but as soon as i got the full verison thats when i recognised its potential, it offers very good protection and i now also recomend it to anyone else having thoughts on where to go.
    it finds keylogers, trojans and all sorts, very useful for beginers.

    this is the 14 day trial http://www.ewido.net/en/download/
     
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    yeh ill stick with ewido but, is a2 (a sqaured) any good for the job?

    seems like a good program so far, but ill stick with using ewido.
     
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    I didn´t get that. Sorry I´m Finnish =)

    Yep Ewido is really good for spyware/malware. If you´re worried about viruses/trojans you should try eScan. it´s a little bit more complicated to use, but when you´ve once got the idea it doesn´t matter anymore. more about the program on this thread > http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/267270

    Just make sure you have all the settings like in the picture. Then just scan, and you will propably be amazed.... Likely because you thoght you didn´t have anymore viruses in your computer.
     
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    thanks ill try that spertti, what i meant to say was has anyone got any veiws on the program a2(the 2 is super script and means sqaured just to clear that up spertti,lol) by emmisoft, it seems ok so far but i still prefer ewido.
    well maybe i was wrong i was quite spyware free, all ewido found was spyware cookies witch ad aware usaly finds but ewido is alot better and soon ill have to purchase it.
     
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    I just found the program with google... Never tried that one so can´t tell you anything new about it.


    If you use also Microsoft Antispyware you don´t need another program for realtime protection. You can still scan manually with Ewido after the trial version has expired.
     
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    so what can i do with ewido after expiration?

    what features will it have?
     
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    You can still update it but you have to do it manually. You can still scan your computer with it. So it only loses realtime protection and automatic updates. I can´t see a reason why you should buy it if you are also using Microsoft AntiSpyware.
     
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    so i can still update and everything my only loss is real time protection man thats excelent, that saves me a few pounds thanks.

    so you think i should unistall a2 then i dont think its anywhere as near as good as ewido and seeing as ill still have ewido to get rid of dialers, trojans,spyware,adware,hijackers ect.

    man thats brillaint i wouldve thought that it would be useless after the trial and would ask for me to buy a license key.
     
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    I´ve never used that program ( a2 ), so I don´t have any opinions on that. You can still use the program with Ewido if you want. I have Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Ewido for spyware, and Norton Internet Security and eScan for viruses. Never had any bigger probs with spyware or viruses.
     
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    yeh ill keep ewido and get rid of a2, thanks for everything as for now i think im prety much set when it comes to spyware.

    using microsoft anti spyware, ad aware, spybot and ewido.

    thanks for all the info spertti, ill also give escan a go.
     
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    You´re welcome =) Those programs should help keeping the bastards away from your computer...
     
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    can i just ask you how long a escan full system scan usualy takes, is it normaly meant to be so long, i scanned today and it took over and hour so i just cancelld and AVG takes only 40 mins last time i scanned.

    i was just wondering as my computer seems clean.
     
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    It takes a long time I know.... in my system it takes a little bit over an hour. I have a 200GB Seagate which is almost full, and a P4-2,4Ghz with 1024Mb of memory. You shouldn´t use eScan daily. I use it maybe once or twice a month, and it finds really often something that Norton hasn´t found.
     
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    i see, well the pc i used it on was my young borthers and his only has 40GB and only 10 gb used so not much to scan at all.

    also i think its 128 ram so thats why it takes so long, how long do you think it will take on a system like that, maybe 2 hours?

    well if it does the job as well as you say then the long scanning isnt a problem.

    btw, thanks for all the help youve givin me spertti, much appreciated.

     
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    Don´have a clue how long it takes, but as I said you don´t have to use it daily, not ewen weekly. Just scan it when you think you have a prob that AVG can´t fix. Or just scan it when you want to be sure your system is clean.

    Not a problem. And remember all viruses and spyware can´t still be removed with these programs. if you have a problem like that just post your HJT log here, and we´ll take a look at it. Directions on this site ( steps 3 and 4 )http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/263784
     
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    yeh ill scan tomorow with it just to see how long it takes and if anything weird happens then i will post my HJT log here, and just to see if ewido has been doing its job, is this log all clean?


    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 22:57:21, on 22/12/2005
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
    C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Ravandeep Sandhu\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to AD Black List - C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\AddToADBlackList.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Block All Images from the Same Server - C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\AddAllToADBlackList.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Highlight - C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\Highlight.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Open All Links in This Page... - C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\OpenAllLinks.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Open In New Avant Browser - C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\OpenInNewBrowser.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Search - C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\Search.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O16 - DPF: {14B87622-7E19-4EA8-93B3-97215F77A6BC} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsPAClient.cab31267.cab
    O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1132343804807
    O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1132343790406
    O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab31267.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/MsnMessengerSetupDownloader.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/ZIntro.cab32846.cab
    O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Avant Service (AvantService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\asvc.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
    O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

     
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    Yes, your HjT-log is clean :)
     

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