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Old 11-09-2006, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is a good, free spyware detector software?

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spyware doctor
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Personally, I would recommend Spybot: Search and Destroy. It is an excellent free product.

I prefer it over Ad-Aware. Just my opinion.
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Well, it turns out the situation was worse than I had hoped... I was hoping the slowness was due spyware, but instead it is due to a failing hard drive. Luckily Newegg is freaking awesome and is RMA'ing a 7 month old drive for me.

Just what I needed 3 weeks before finals...
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*Windows Defender
Spyware Doctor
*Avast antivirus

* the ones I use

Overkill? Maybe... my system is as clean as a whistle tho.
I have a computer with stuff in it.
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I ran a scan with two of them and the only things that turned up were ordinary cookie trackers that wouldnt slow a system down like mine was.
It turned out to be a dying hard drive. I was getting the Western Digital "click of death".
Thanks for all of the suggestions though. I'll be hanging on to a couple of them for the future.

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