Spyware doctor--worth buying??

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D/L trial version of this from PC Tools. Of course, it found all sorts of
spyware (71 files).

In order to delete them, you have to purchase the s-ware.

My question: how good is this program (they want $29.95)? I'm currently
using the free version of Ad-Aware.

(I have a Dell Dim 2400 desktop and a Dell Inspiron 2200 notebook both using
XPHome)

Mel



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A lot of people are reporting that Spyware Doctor is reporting quite a few
false positives in order to goad you into purchasing it.

I use Ad-aware and Spybot S&D plus SpywareBlaster, IE-SPYAD and the
comprehensive hpHOSTS file so AD-aware and Spybot S&D have not found
anything except tracking cookies for ages.

Use Google to find these great applications and filters.
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I use no hosts file nor any realtime protection sw, and never have any
problems.

Art
http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg

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My opinion -- it's a scam.  AdAware is a good choice.  Spybot Search &
Destroy, <http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html and a-squared
<http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/ are also good ... and free.

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Go to <http://search.microsoft.com/results.aspx?mkt=en-US&setlang=en-
US&q=Windows+Defender>.  Download and install Windows Defender.
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Ad-Aware, Spybot and a virus checker should be adequate. The very best
protection is to add an image backup program to the above. You can get Image
for Windows from www.terabyteunlimited.com for price of what you list.
Dave Cohen
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The free version of XXCLONE creates a bootable cloned backup drive for
use with Win2K/XP, and it works flawlessly for me on my Win 2K Pro PC.

For home users, this is indeed the way to go. It can be very
inexpensive or cost nothing at all if you have a used spare drive that
tests ok for reliability ... and the extra secondary drive cable. I
put mine on a removeable drive tray which has a "hot swap" power
switch on the keylock. Any time I want to boot up with the backup
drive, I simply turn power on to it. The BIOS is set to try HDD1 (the
backup drive) first, and it's jumpered as a master (secondary master).
It then becomes logical drive C: while HDD0 becomes drive D:. I can
then invoke XXCLONE to clone my main drive from backup (Restore).

Art
http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg

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Don't buy it.

I did, about four months ago, and after a good start, it is missing half the
junk that comes in here . . . which Ad-Aware picks up easily. We have Spy
Sweeper on another computer in the house, and it's much more effective.


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I would personally recommend Webroot Spy Sweeper.


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