Spybot replacement, to get rid of web junk on pc?

  theDarkness 13:03 09 Sep 2009

I cannot use Spybot to scan for and delete web rubbish from my computer, as my trial of Kaspersky deleted it in its installation process- after stating it was 'incompatible'. What a cheek! Sounded more like trying to destroy one of its main competitors than anything else.

So what should I use as a replacement to spybot?
Ill get around to replacing Kaspersky once my trial runs out! :) Is Spybot really the best option out there?

  civicr 13:12 09 Sep 2009

I use spyware terminator which is just as good as spybot . If you go to filehippo it is a free download from there . civicr

  tullie 13:16 09 Sep 2009

Maybe you had spybot and not spybott s&d?

  birdface 13:17 09 Sep 2009

Superantispyware has a good reputation.

  Woolwell 13:57 09 Sep 2009

I run Malwarebytes and Kaspersky and so far Malwarebytes has not found anything that hasn't been cleaned by Kaspersky Internet Suite. I shouldn't be too worried. In my experience a number of these scanners find cookies and alert you to them but most (if not all) are harmless.

CCleaner will do a good job too.

  theDarkness 13:19 27 Sep 2009

just to say thanks, i opted for the free version of superantispyware:- click here

  p;3 13:26 27 Sep 2009

Malwarebytes and Superantispyware are a good combination of programs to enhance your computer's security and protection ; you do of course need to keep them up to date ; Malwarebyes scan is best run in Normal mode and Superantispyware scan in Safe mode ; you may wish to activate the Superantispyware's home page Hijacking tool ; open the program/preferences/HiJack Protection and tell it what your Home page should be; if it changes Superantispyware will give you a warning and seek your approval; you can try it and see how it works ; I find it a very useful part of the tool

  johnem 20:31 27 Sep 2009

You could also use Spyware Blaster, whilst not a cleaner it will protect you computer from spyware. Remember to regularly update the definitions etc.

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