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- Is Spyware Terminator good?
- Tony Houghton
July 24, 2007, 1:59 pm
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it didn't seem at all effective so I switched to Avast. It isn't much
more effective and has a ridiculouse GUI and intrusive updating. It
seems to be a bit better than AVG at detecting infections, but if they
were doing their job properly they shouldn't let the infection get onto
the PC in the first place.
I decided I'd have to pay for something better, and as I have 4 PCs to
protect I was thinking of using F-Prot, because it seems to be fairly
highly rated and you can use one licence on up to 5 PCs and it's still
cheaper than a single machine licence for NOD32 or Kapersky.
Then I started looking at free anti-spyware programs. At least one
review site said AdAware and Spybot had fallen behind the times and I
came across a strong recommendation for Spyware Terminator. It includes
real-time protection in the free version and also includes integration
with ClamAV so it protects against viruses as well. Is this likely to
offer good protection on its own or should I still buy F-Prot too?
TH * http://www.realh.co.uk
Re: Is Spyware Terminator good?
I use SpywareTerminator (ST). It appears to work as advertised and it's
"real-time shield" makes it the best freeware AS available. Be aware that
in early 2006 ST was added to the suspect list at spywarewarrior.com not
because of problems with the software, but because of concerns with the
company. It was removed from the list three months later. I mention this
because there are some people that still wont use ST because of this
incident and continue to tell others not to use it. I think people should
make up their own minds. If you want to find out more about this use the
link below and do a text-search on the page for spywareterminator.
By the way, the Crawler Toolbar comes bundled with SpywareTerminator, but
installing it is optional (watch for and uncheck the box during the
installation). I prefer not to use it, but have no opionion about it one
way or the other at this point.