I noticed a couple of days ago that my spy and addware detector had dissappeared from my desktop (I think it was 'Spybot). Two other people use my pc and both say that they didn't remove the file. My pc is running a bit slow now and I'm concerned that it may be because somethink has sneeked below my existing defences. I am careful on which sites I go on, but as a precaution always ran the spybot programme after I'd been online. I'm usually the only person to use PC, but have let my partner and his daughter both have use of it as theirs have both packed up. My partners died of old age I think, but his daughters I suspect was attacked by a virus. It was old anyway so we are going to re-build it for her. I hope that she hasn't got my pc infected by going on suspect sites. Ive got AVG free, and Zone Alarm free. Please feel free to comment. Thanks
I've now got Spybot running. Partner found the set up programme on my PC. I then downloaded SpywareBlaster as the SpyBot page, and VoG advised. I also Downloaded the latest update from BtYahoo and it included Norton anti-spyware. Norton and SpyBot came up with loads. I should be covered now, so long as they all run happily alongside each other. I'll leave it a couple of days and then come back on here and say how it went. Thanks everyone.
i dont get confused between virusses and spyware im perfectly aware of what they both are and what they both do.
i have only been infected by spyware once , a keylogger , i knew what it was , but evidently none of the spyware scanners did , it wouldnt be so bad if they just couldnt remove it , they didnt even pick up on it , not one of them , which brings me back to my original point , they dont work.
how can you be expected to trust them after that , incidently i downloaded a trial version of this click here i re infected myself with the same keylogger , the scanning engine in this took 30 seconds to find it and quarantine it , ive since purchased the full version , yes it was a tenner , not free , but it works , and its real time protection.
A lot of keyloggers are very good at hiding from scanners.All the programs that you can use to,say,monitor the activities of pc users(like children or employees etc) that monitors keystrokes and produces screenshots wouldn't be much use if it was easily detected and removed.That's not much comfort if you have one on your pc you don't want.
That's why I asked for more information.
No one scanner is perfect and can detect all malware either.....the trick is to find the ones that work for you.