Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old June 19th, 2006, 04:52 AM
Cruise Cynic's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: ...Location... Location
Posts: 2,022
Default FYI for Spybot & AdAware Users

For those of you using SpyBot and AdAware to clean out and prevent malicious adware on your PC, you might consider to add another one:

Microsoft Defender Beta 2.0
free download from the MicroSoft website.

Consumer Reports has this one rated best in their trials. I used it, and found some stuff the other ones missed.....

Just 1 month to go until the "Cruise Cynic Mystery Cruise" ... January 2008
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old June 19th, 2006, 07:46 AM
mehawk's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston aka Space City, Texas, USA
Posts: 9,718


Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.

Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old June 19th, 2006, 09:09 AM
fllady's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,057
Send a message via Skype™ to fllady

Thanks CC, DH uses the other and was happy to receive added help from you.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old June 19th, 2006, 09:39 AM
Phyllbo's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,502

Thanks CC. I'll let my hubby know this weekend, and see if he'll download that for me. I'd do it myself, but if it asks me any questions, I'm sunk.

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old June 19th, 2006, 12:38 PM
Eaky77's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Posts: 485
Send a message via MSN to Eaky77

Thanks CC! I just downloaded it myself! Thanks for the tip!

A bad cruise is still better than a good week at work!!!
Carnival Miracle!!!!
Fascination, My Birthday Cruise!
09-24-06 Destiny
10-02-05 Valor My favorite yet!
10-23-04 Triumph (Honeymoon of my dreams)
12-24-94 Holiday
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old June 19th, 2006, 01:26 PM
Dorothy's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 4,240

We heard the same tip, downloaded it and found it MISSED lots of things that Adaware caught...strange.....


CarnivalSensation February 2015
Carnival Dream November 2015

Carnival Fascination April 2014
Carnival Elation March 2011
Carnival Imagination Sept 2007
Carnival Sensation Dec 2006
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 2006
Carnival Miracle Sept 2005
Carnival Glory Sept 2004
Carnival Fantasy Jan 2004
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old June 19th, 2006, 01:36 PM
Mike M's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 24,362

Originally Posted by Dorothy
That's the problem with all of the adware and spyware products. None of them catch everything and 98% of the things they do catch are not dangerous. It's the fishing and logging stuff that causes problems.

Most people don't know what's good or bad so many products just clean up everything and folks think that it's better because it found some "cookies" the others didn't.

It's actually a pathetic statement of our times that you actually need to have this stuff on your computer.

Take care,
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old June 20th, 2006, 05:07 PM
Pootersdad's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: I'd Rather Be Cruising
Posts: 883
Default Microsoft Defender

Unfortunately, I'm one of the 6 or 7 people in the universe who still runs the Microsoft Millennium Edition operating system. So, Defender won't run on my computer. If you're running ME, don't bother to download it.

Also, keep in mind that this is Beta release software, so bugs are a distinct possibility.
Serenade of the Seas b2b January 2016
Serenade of the Seas b2b January 2017
Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spybot Users (and others) Please Read Cruise Cynic Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 November 28th, 2005 11:07 PM
Spybot users Lombard Chit - Chat for Cruisers 1 November 22nd, 2005 07:46 PM
FYI: Internet: There are now more broadband users than dial Mike M Chit - Chat for Cruisers 3 September 15th, 2004 07:07 AM
Wheelchair Users... Lenny Cunard 0 May 28th, 2004 04:25 PM
Paradise & La Romana--FYI jeannieny Carnival Cruise Lines 4 August 27th, 2003 10:08 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1