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Spybot S&D

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by didee58, May 7, 2010.

  1. didee58

    didee58 Flightless Bird

    I threw this question on a previous post,but thing it just got lost in all
    the other answers that were part of another question.So hope it is all right
    to re ask this anew.I have window's live one care,and malwarebytes. Want to
    put Spybot back on computer. when I had it before it did great job,but I got
    spooked about it and deleted it. Is is a good one to use. How about AVG.
    window's one care apparently does not work very well as I seem to have an
    infected computer. Thanks to all who help the helpless.
     
  2. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 07 May 2010, =?Utf-8?B?ZGlkZWU1OA==?=
    <didee58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > Want to put Spybot back on computer. when I had it before it did
    > great job,but I got spooked about it and deleted it. Is is a good
    > one to use.


    In my opinion, Spybot has declined in recent years. It's spyware
    definitions are not updated very often and it seems to miss things
    that other malware scanners find. I still use it, though, but only
    for one of its Immunize feature, which adds their groomed list of bad
    web sites to your Hosts file and to your browser's restricted zones.
    I will scan the system with it occasionally, but I don't rely on it.

    > How about AVG.


    AVG is a virus scanner. It's not the same kind of product as a
    malware scanner like Spybot.
     
  3. Barry Schwarz

    Barry Schwarz Flightless Bird

    I receive Spybot S&D definition updates every week. How often do you
    need them updated?

    On Fri, 07 May 2010 11:33:41 -0400, Nil
    <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote:

    >On 07 May 2010, =?Utf-8?B?ZGlkZWU1OA==?=
    ><didee58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >
    >> Want to put Spybot back on computer. when I had it before it did
    >> great job,but I got spooked about it and deleted it. Is is a good
    >> one to use.

    >
    >In my opinion, Spybot has declined in recent years. It's spyware
    >definitions are not updated very often and it seems to miss things
    >that other malware scanners find. I still use it, though, but only
    >for one of its Immunize feature, which adds their groomed list of bad
    >web sites to your Hosts file and to your browser's restricted zones.
    >I will scan the system with it occasionally, but I don't rely on it.
    >
    >> How about AVG.

    >
    >AVG is a virus scanner. It's not the same kind of product as a
    >malware scanner like Spybot.


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    Remove del for email
     
  4. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    Daily, like Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware.

    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


    "Barry Schwarz" <schwarzb@dqel.com> wrote in message
    news:vej8u5p0cit527dufrvo5bcjtg65o5lc4b@4ax.com...
    > I receive Spybot S&D definition updates every week. How often do you
    > need them updated?
    >
    > On Fri, 07 May 2010 11:33:41 -0400, Nil
    > <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote:
    >
    >>On 07 May 2010, =?Utf-8?B?ZGlkZWU1OA==?=
    >><didee58@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    >>microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >>
    >>> Want to put Spybot back on computer. when I had it before it did
    >>> great job,but I got spooked about it and deleted it. Is is a good
    >>> one to use.

    >>
    >>In my opinion, Spybot has declined in recent years. It's spyware
    >>definitions are not updated very often and it seems to miss things
    >>that other malware scanners find. I still use it, though, but only
    >>for one of its Immunize feature, which adds their groomed list of bad
    >>web sites to your Hosts file and to your browser's restricted zones.
    >>I will scan the system with it occasionally, but I don't rely on it.
    >>
    >>> How about AVG.

    >>
    >>AVG is a virus scanner. It's not the same kind of product as a
    >>malware scanner like Spybot.

    >
    > --
    > Remove del for email
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    > window's one care apparently does not work very well as I seem to have an
    > infected computer.


    When does your OneCare subscription expire (or has it already expired)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?

    Can I install Microsoft Security Essentials [or any other
    anti-virus/anti-spyware application] to clean up my already-infected
    computer?
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msescan/thread/87058857-d181-4019-a723-efd9a49d9275
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002



    didee58 wrote:
    > I threw this question on a previous post,but thing it just got lost in all
    > the other answers that were part of another question.So hope it is all
    > right
    > to re ask this anew.I have window's live one care,and malwarebytes. Want
    > to
    > put Spybot back on computer. when I had it before it did great job,but I
    > got
    > spooked about it and deleted it. Is is a good one to use. How about AVG.
    > window's one care apparently does not work very well as I seem to have an
    > infected computer. Thanks to all who help the helpless.
     
  6. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ucOrYph7KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

    > Can I install Microsoft Security Essentials [or any other
    > anti-virus/anti-spyware application] to clean up my already-infected
    > computer?


    Probably not.
     
  7. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 07 May 2010, Barry Schwarz <schwarzb@dqel.com> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > I receive Spybot S&D definition updates every week. How often do you
    > need them updated?


    I need them updated AT LEAST every day.
     
  8. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 08 May 2010, Nil <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > On 07 May 2010, Barry Schwarz <schwarzb@dqel.com> wrote in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >
    >> I receive Spybot S&D definition updates every week. How often do
    >> you need them updated?

    >
    > I need them updated AT LEAST every day.


    And Spybot often goes for much longer than a week between updates. And
    another thing about it - it doesn't play well with Vista's and Win7's
    UAC. You have to explicitly run it as Adminstrator in order for it to
    clean anything. It's very annoying to do a lengthy scan, only to find
    out that you forgot that step and wasted your time. At this point, I
    don't expect that to be fixed. I get the distinct impression that the
    developers have lost interest in the product.
     
  9. didee58

    didee58 Flightless Bird

    My one care expirs in Sept.if I had known that is was a program that is no
    longer going to be available I wouldn't have pd for it in the first place.got
    computer from son so not sure what was on it new.I use windows defender +AVG
    on laptop(it has Vista) which seems to work well. Just need good one to get
    rid of +keep the baddie's from gettin in. Again Thanks

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > > window's one care apparently does not work very well as I seem to have an
    > > infected computer.

    >
    > When does your OneCare subscription expire (or has it already expired)?
    >
    > Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    > computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    > it)?
    >
    > Can I install Microsoft Security Essentials [or any other
    > anti-virus/anti-spyware application] to clean up my already-infected
    > computer?
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msescan/thread/87058857-d181-4019-a723-efd9a49d9275
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    >
    > didee58 wrote:
    > > I threw this question on a previous post,but thing it just got lost in all
    > > the other answers that were part of another question.So hope it is all
    > > right
    > > to re ask this anew.I have window's live one care,and malwarebytes. Want
    > > to
    > > put Spybot back on computer. when I had it before it did great job,but I
    > > got
    > > spooked about it and deleted it. Is is a good one to use. How about AVG.
    > > window's one care apparently does not work very well as I seem to have an
    > > infected computer. Thanks to all who help the helpless.

    >
    > .
    >
     
  10. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    > ...got computer from son so not sure what was on it new

    Assuming you (not your son) installed OneCare in September 2009, what
    anti-virus application was installed when your son gave or sold you the
    computer and was the subscription current at the time?

    > window's one care apparently does not work very well as I seem to have an
    > infected computer.


    You will find assistance for your hijackware issue in the OneCare
    Peer-to-Peer Support Forums:
    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsliveonecare/

    How to reach official OneCare Support (FAQ)
    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/...e/thread/30400b52-7f26-4ba0-bc18-17e305329d90

    NB: If the computer's already infected, neither Spybot nor any other
    anti-spyware or anti-virus application will properly install now.


    didee58 wrote:
    > My one care expirs in Sept.if I had known that is was a program that is no
    > longer going to be available I wouldn't have pd for it in the first
    > place.got computer from son so not sure what was on it new.I use windows
    > defender +AVG on laptop(it has Vista) which seems to work well. Just need
    > good one to get rid of +keep the baddie's from gettin in. Again Thanks
    >
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >>> window's one care apparently does not work very well as I seem to have
    >>> an
    >>> infected computer.

    >>
    >> When does your OneCare subscription expire (or has it already expired)?
    >>
    >> Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    >> computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    >> bought
    >> it)?
    >>
    >> Can I install Microsoft Security Essentials [or any other
    >> anti-virus/anti-spyware application] to clean up my already-infected
    >> computer?
    >> http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msescan/thread/87058857-d181-4019-a723-efd9a49d9275
    >> --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> didee58 wrote:
    >>> I threw this question on a previous post,but thing it just got lost in
    >>> all
    >>> the other answers that were part of another question.So hope it is all
    >>> right
    >>> to re ask this anew.I have window's live one care,and malwarebytes.
    >>> Want
    >>> to
    >>> put Spybot back on computer. when I had it before it did great job,but I
    >>> got
    >>> spooked about it and deleted it. Is is a good one to use. How about AVG.
    >>> window's one care apparently does not work very well as I seem to have
    >>> an
    >>> infected computer. Thanks to all who help the helpless.

    >>
    >> .
     
  11. didee58

    didee58 Flightless Bird

    Just want to say thanks,I just went ahead and reinstalled Spy bot. Picked up
    like 70+ virus and such.So much for live one care,its just doing a band up
    job(not) anyway,Thanks for help.

    "Greg Russell" wrote:

    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:ucOrYph7KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    > > Can I install Microsoft Security Essentials [or any other
    > > anti-virus/anti-spyware application] to clean up my already-infected
    > > computer?

    >
    > Probably not.
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  12. Eddie

    Eddie Flightless Bird

    Nil wrote:

    > In my opinion, Spybot has declined in recent years. It's spyware
    > definitions are not updated very often and it seems to miss things
    > that other malware scanners find. I still use it, though, but only
    > for one of its Immunize feature, which adds their groomed list of bad
    > web sites to your Hosts file and to your browser's restricted zones.
    > I will scan the system with it occasionally, but I don't rely on it.




    You gotta be kidding NIls..... My Spybot has updates at least once a
    week,,, and I've had up to 3.

    Secondly, from what I know, I was always led to believe that Spybot is
    primarily for 'dialers' and the like; I certainly wouldnt get rid of
    it. Also, as of right now, it has 1,300,800 definitions which are
    increasing at a dramatic rate as rip-off merchant try to find new ways
    to steal your connection etc. (thats:: one million, three hundred
    thousand and eighty defs.... probably more as I type.)

    Ed
     
  13. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 23 May 2010, Eddie <albert@greenacres.far> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > You gotta be kidding NIls..... My Spybot has updates at least
    > once a week,,, and I've had up to 3.


    No, I'm not kidding. It's been years since they updated their
    definitions more than once a week. Here's their list of updates since
    2002:

    <http://www.safer-networking.org/en/updatehistory/overview.html>

    > Secondly, from what I know, I was always led to believe that
    > Spybot is primarily for 'dialers' and the like; I certainly
    > wouldnt get rid of it.


    As I said, I don't get rid of it because I like the Immunize feature.
    But I've found other malware scanners (Malwarebytes and
    SuperAntiSpyware) that I think are more on top of things and are more
    reliable.
     

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