Upgrades to AdAware and Spybot?

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childofthe1980s

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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rhlhamlet

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Vista Guru
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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"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
 

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