Adsafe After Scanning My Pc versus Norton Security Suite

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Heidi Manway, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Heidi Manway

    Heidi Manway Guest

    Adsafe After Scanning My Pc versus Norton Security Suite
    This is what I got after scanning with the Lavasoft Software Is it
    worth investing in the Realtime version of this software Is ErrorGuard
    Spyware because I paid for this myself possible false pos

    RE: Adsafe After own scan Norton Security
    Heidi Manway, Jan 19, 2007
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    Dave Taylor Guest

    Dave Taylor, Jan 20, 2007
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    peecee Guest


    I note this is one of several posts to nz.comp you have made about
    Spyware and scan programs in the last few days.

    May I offer the following thoughts on the topics you've raised.

    1 From the Googling I've done Error Guard looks very suspect, I
    trust Ad-Aware on this one.
    2 It is generally best to only install one Anti Virus at a time.
    3 Which Anti Virus product is the best (paid vs free) is open to
    4 Norton and McAfee have a reputation for being bloat ware and for
    dragging your PC's performance down.
    5 In my opinion the 'best' Anti Virus/Spyware program is the one
    that is
    up to date and detects Virus's/Spywares that appear on your PC. i.e.
    'best' is no dam good if it doesn't detect a nasty because it's
    ran out.
    6. Anti Spyware products are many and varied, a large number of them
    7 This site is regarded as an honest guide to Anti Spyware programs
    8 The practical difference between paid and free Anti Spyware
    products is
    usually Auto update/realtime scan facilities, your choice.
    9 Several Anti Spyware programs are usually recognised as being
    than one.

    Which all boils down to:

    AVG or Avast with Ad-Aware, Spybot, Spyware Blaster & Windows defender.
    Pros: Free, Programs written for more altruistic reasons, Many of the
    one's are recommended by hands on professionals. (i.e. the people that
    actually have to clean this crap off PC's)
    Cons: Require more hands on management & scanning, unofficial support

    Norton/McAfee/Sophos/Trend/....(etc) + your pick of the paid for Anti
    Spyware products.
    Pros:They do the job (?) automatically (?), you have some support.
    Cons: They Cost and cost and cost..., Many are bloatware, Paid is no
    guarantee they are any good. Paid is no guarantee there is good

    May I suggest you 'Google'. eg 'Error Guard any good?' and take a
    of users feedback to gauge the effectiveness of any product.

    peecee, Jan 20, 2007
  4. Heidi Manway

    ~misfit~ Guest

    Heidi Manway wrote:


    Please pick a fusking group and stick to it. It's considered bad form to
    crosspost to so many groups. Not only that but it's pissing *me* off, hence
    no help from me.

    ~misfit~, Jan 20, 2007
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