I have giant antispyware which expires in a few days. As giant was taken over by Microsoft does anyone have any opinions on the efficiency and reliability of Microsoft Antispyware which I believe is virtually the old Giant prog. I also run Ad-aware, Spybot and A2. My OS is XPHomesp2. Any advice appreciated.
All I run is spybot(some delays recently with down loads but normally OK) ad aware and recently microsoft anti spy (using the extended run and self updating- runs can be scheduled ) In addition the free Avast anti virus (self updating) All with no problems gel
I am in the same position as you......my subscription to GIANT expires next week.
The only thing about the Microsoft Beta that bothers me is it lack of functions (cookie scanning for example) and the fact that with a full years worth of development it does not seem to have added to anything the original GIANT software.
Still its free!
If you don't mind a small subscription then the sister product to GIANT is worth considering.
I used to use it and found that it did discover three, or four things which were missed by Adware and Spybot, I thought it was great. Xsoft is another great product, that found exactly 40! things that the other three hadn't found on the first occasion that I used it. Then for a long while it found nothing, until another 40 odd was found again. I'm not sure that these things were really doing any harm, but getting rid of them certainly didn't either.