is there spyware in ad aware and other free..

November 23, 2010 at 09:30:42
Specs: Windows XP, 256
Hi.I had a virus which i couldnt get rid of and had to take it to a pc repair shop.He told me not to use adawre or any free anti virus programmes as they are full of spyware and not good for th pc.I see loads of reviews and reccomondations about these products. are they safe or was he trying to sell me something I dont need?
so basiclly now my pc is up and running,should I not bother to download adaware and spybot removal tools cause they might infect my pc again.
thanks.

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#1
November 23, 2010 at 09:59:18
Adaware is actually Old Hat any more.
These are what I'm running on all my PC's and they are all free:
1- Avast Free
2- Threatfire
3- Spyware Blaster
4- WinPatrol
5- Ccleaner Slim
6- Malwarebytes
They are all free for home use and you have to update all of them EXCEPT for Avast (Avast does all the updates and real-time scanning as you surf the net...no scheduled scans needed) evry 2 weeks or so depending on how much you use your PC.

I have been doing PC repairs for 10 years now, so yes, we was just trying to sell you a paid product to make money on it. He was blowing air ;-)

A home user does not have to pay for good protection.

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#2
November 23, 2010 at 14:50:21
ok ,thanks for the tips and honesty. I appreciate it.
ill go ahead and download ccleaner,that worked well for me before.and ill use spyware blaster instead of ad aware. :)

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#3
November 23, 2010 at 20:40:48
did that guy talk you into buying a security program? If so, which one?

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#4
November 24, 2010 at 05:04:26
yes. I bought kaspersky for 30 euro.

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#5
November 24, 2010 at 08:24:30
well when that expires, be sure you didn't use your credit card as they will automatically re-charge you without your consent on renewal.
I would suggest using Avast after your term is expired.

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#6
November 24, 2010 at 09:59:45
Thankfully i didnt use my card,though i didnt know they would automaticlly renew it if i did,good to know.

thanks for the tips.


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#7
November 24, 2010 at 11:23:44
yes, Norton is famous for that! I'm sure the others are too

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