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!!!METAL UNCLE!!!
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M$ Antispyware is based on GIANT Antispyware, which kicks BOTH Adawares and Spybots asses. Neither of them remove reinstalling scripts from some most persistent spyware programs, like LOP and such.

I'll give it some testing, if M$ managed to improve GIANT at all, or stayed faithfull to their own style and f*** it up. :lol:
 

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Betamax said:
I'll reserve my judgement for the final release. However at the very least it means that they have recognised the problem for what it is.
The core root of the problem is casual users don't know or are too lazy to keep their program clean from spyware.

Unless Microsoft makes this anti-spyware software part of their mandatory Windows automatic update with it running live so it can downloaded on those millions of n00b computer users, the spyware problem won't be solved.
 

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RZetlin said:
The core root of the problem is casual users don't know or are too lazy to keep their program clean from spyware.
Don't I know it. :p I've spent a good part of my time this week cleaning up all that crap.

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Unless Microsoft makes this anti-spyware software part of their mandatory Windows automatic update with it running live so it can downloaded on those millions of n00b computer users, the spyware problem won't be solved.
Well given the millions of complaints M$ gets from noobs for problems related to spyware, I wouldn't be too surprised. That said, if they turn around and charged for it I wouldn't be too surprised either ;).
 

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I use three programs for my spyware, Ad-Aware, Spybot and Spyware Blaster. Unless Microsoft can do all these things, I rather spend the extra few minutes using 3. ;) Oh, and does everyone need to put "M$" God, that's so annoying.
 

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Well, what about Microscopesoft, or Microspysoft? Those two names suits M$ well. :lol:
 

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Yea ... These are reasons I wanna stay away from it. Well as long as you can ignore it it's okay (but then it's not really doing an accurate job) :/

Player-X, although I love Spyware Blaster, it definately doesn't stop all spyware. I run all three of the programs I mentioned every single day and I usually get about 3-8 things of spyware either from cookies or whatnot ;) Don't reply on just one!
 

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I'm not scared of Spyware. I honestly have nothing to hide. I just don't like the fact of my privacy being intruded upon. Not to mention Spyware contributing to junkmail and annoying popup ads :/
 

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I am still taking this for a spin and so far It works just about as well as Adaware and SpybotS&D (yes I diliberetyly install every evil toolbar and spyware on one of the computers)
 

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I'm not scared of Spyware. I honestly have nothing to hide. I just don't like the fact of my privacy being intruded upon. Not to mention Spyware contributing to junkmail and annoying popup ads :/
thats not the only thing. i recently noticed my internet was getting slow (100+ pings, 200kb/s downloads) when my dad's comp was on and that the net on his comp was super slow (20kb/s). i did adware+spyware on his comp, and found over 300 items and removed them all. boom. bandwidth came storming back, meaning our internet popped back up to 350iskB/s. seriously, u cant take spyware lightly, tho u shudnt be obsessed with removing everything.
 
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