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Old June 19th, 2006, 05:52 AM
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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.....
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Old June 19th, 2006, 08:46 AM
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Thanks CC, DH uses the other and was happy to receive added help from you.
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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.

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


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

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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.

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Old June 20th, 2006, 06:07 PM
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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.
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