Spy ware

  phil.smith 12:31 08 Jan 2004

Which is better for w xp home running IE6 and OE6 Spybot or Spyware blaster?

  Jester2K 12:31 08 Jan 2004

Both and AdAware click here

  phil.smith 12:34 08 Jan 2004

I have Spybot and adaware already - should I also have spywareblaster installed as well Jester?

  Jester2K 12:38 08 Jan 2004


Spywareblaster is preventative whereas SpyBot and AdAware are scanner (they clear up once you get the spyware)

Not all Spyware scanners are 100%. AdAware updates often but Spybot is better for Dialler detection..

As they only run when you ask them to and not in background like Anti Virus you can have as many as you like. Just run them one at a time...

  phil.smith 12:46 08 Jan 2004

Thanks Jester

Should I also keep my Windows firewall running as well?

  Jester2K 13:11 08 Jan 2004

Yes or get a better one like ZoneAlarm or my fav Sygate click here

Free. Disable the XP one before you use it!!

  phil.smith 13:57 08 Jan 2004

Thanks very much Jester - have downloaded Sygate

  Jester2K 08:01 09 Jan 2004

Jester Thanks for the info re above I have installed it an running it I have 6 items which it asked me about but ass I wasn't sure what they were I let them through - they are NT kernel & system LSA Shell (export version) Generic host process for Win32 services Connection manager Mac Bridge driver NDIS User mode I/O driver Are any of these a problem please? hope this is not an intrusion Thanks


I have :

NT kernel - BLOCKED

system LSA Shell (export version) - BLOCKED

Generic host process for Win32 services - BLOCKED

Connection manager - NOT ON MY PC

Mac Bridge driver - NOT ON MY PC

NDIS User mode I/O driver - BLOCKED

If in doubt block it and then see what happens. You can always unblock it again.

  phil.smith 10:08 09 Jan 2004

Thanks very much Jester for your help - much appreciated.

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