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Upgrades to AdAware and Spybot?

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    childofthe1980s Guest

    Upgrades to AdAware and Spybot?

    Hello:

    For Vista, are there any new versions out there for AdAware and Spybot?
    These are great (and free!) tools that I have always used over the years.
    But, since getting a Vista laptop, I had issues with these tools.

    For one thing, Spybot keeps popping up messages telling me to review the log
    file for this or that. Prior, it would simply run and clean up my laptop.

    And, even though AdAware works, it cannot connect to its own server to
    download update definitions prior to running.

    I would like to know if there are any good and free versions of these tools
    out there for Vista. I'd look myself, but I'm afraid to click on links for
    tools promising to rid you of malware. Sometimes, those links are "traps" in
    that they contain malware and viruses, themselves.

    Thanks, in advance!

    childofthe1980s

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    Re: Upgrades to AdAware and Spybot?

    Quote Originally Posted by childofthe1980s View Post
    Hello:

    For Vista, are there any new versions out there for AdAware and Spybot?
    These are great (and free!) tools that I have always used over the years.
    But, since getting a Vista laptop, I had issues with these tools.

    For one thing, Spybot keeps popping up messages telling me to review the log
    file for this or that. Prior, it would simply run and clean up my laptop.

    And, even though AdAware works, it cannot connect to its own server to
    download update definitions prior to running.

    I would like to know if there are any good and free versions of these tools
    out there for Vista. I'd look myself, but I'm afraid to click on links for
    tools promising to rid you of malware. Sometimes, those links are "traps" in
    that they contain malware and viruses, themselves.

    Thanks, in advance!

    childofthe1980s
    I can tell you from experience, the best antivirus program I've ever had is MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) and it is free. The best anti-malware program I've ever used is MalwareBytes and it is also free.

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    Ǝиçεl Guest

    RE: Upgrades to AdAware and Spybot?

    MalwareBytes' Antimalwaяe (MBAM) and SuperAntiSpywaяe (SAS) will do the job

    <http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php>

    <http://www.superantispyware.com/>



    "childofthe1980s" wrote:

    > Hello:
    >
    > For Vista, are there any new versions out there for AdAware and Spybot?
    > These are great (and free!) tools that I have always used over the years.
    > But, since getting a Vista laptop, I had issues with these tools.
    >
    > For one thing, Spybot keeps popping up messages telling me to review the log
    > file for this or that. Prior, it would simply run and clean up my laptop.
    >
    > And, even though AdAware works, it cannot connect to its own server to
    > download update definitions prior to running.
    >
    > I would like to know if there are any good and free versions of these tools
    > out there for Vista. I'd look myself, but I'm afraid to click on links for
    > tools promising to rid you of malware. Sometimes, those links are "traps" in
    > that they contain malware and viruses, themselves.
    >
    > Thanks, in advance!
    >
    > childofthe1980s

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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