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siljaline
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reply to angussf

Re: Spybot - Search & Destroy gets a major update on Monday

Mileage definitely varies as in: • »SpyBot Heads UP


angussf
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reply to antdude
FWIW I use SS&D as a way to keep my hosts file updated with sites of known malware. That is to me its primary value. YMMV


Cartel
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reply to antdude
I have been using Spybot - Search & Destroy for probably 10 years now.
I have been debating whether or not to uninstall it because it really does nothing for a few years it has just been there collecting dust.

After seeing the review for 2.0 I decided to ditch it and now I notice my computer runs more snappier.


antdude
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reply to DrDemento
said by DrDemento:

Was going to download and install this version since in the past I had used version 1.6.2 with some success and certainly no trouble. But ran across this review in PC magazine and just decided to pass for now. »www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2412372,00.asp

Ouch. That bad. I wonder what other reviews will say too. So sad.
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DownTheShore
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reply to antdude
I've got the non-current version sitting on my computer, but I haven't used it in years.


hurleyp

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reply to DrDemento
I agree with the PC Mag review. Spybot 2.0 is a very disappointing revision, and I will uninstall it. Based on the fundamental changes to the UI and the way the product operates, I am afraid it is unsalvageable. I might re-install version 1.6.2, but since support for the old version is likely to be discontinued there might not be any point.
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DrDemento

join:2005-07-25
Brick, NJ

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reply to siljaline
Was going to download and install this version since in the past I had used version 1.6.2 with some success and certainly no trouble. But ran across this review in PC magazine and just decided to pass for now. »www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2412372,00.asp


siljaline
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reply to chachazz
SpyBot (in it's current form) has led to the untimely demise of several clients O/S. Even in final release the URL(s) to fetch it are silently installed in a Hosts file.


siljaline
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DrDemento

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reply to antdude
Apparently they give you all sorts of choices to select when you install this version. Would appreciate suggestions from those who have already done this as to what things to check and what things to avoid when installing. What things do most feel are absolutely necessary? Appreciate any thoughts.


hayc59
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reply to antdude
Thanks ant..looks like its still free for hire!
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antdude
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hayc59
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Another thing is very odd the color choices for the new website look so familiar
MBAM
»www.malwarebytes.org/
Spybot
»www.safer-networking.org/
Spybot 2 will be available for download later today!
November 19th, 2012
At this very moment our team are putting the finishing touches to our download pages for Spybot 2. As you are no doubt aware the product itself has been through rigorous testing and is now ready for use. Watch this space!


Buddel
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reply to antdude
I'm also wondering whether it can actually compare to MBAM or SAS. I will wait and read a couple of opinions here first. I haven't used Spybot in ages.


hayc59
Im Your Huckleberry
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reply to antdude
Looks cool but will it compare to SAS Or MBAM?


antdude
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antdude
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reply to chachazz
said by chachazz:

'you can download ... right now if you want to get a quick look'
»[Free] Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.0 Release Candidate 3

I remember trying it (maybe an earlier RC/beta) once in XP Pro. SP3 VM. It was nice, but unsure how it performs for scanning and cleaning since it was a only quick look.

»www.safer-networking.org/2012/sp···r-today/ says it will be out later today.
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chachazz
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'you can download ... right now if you want to get a quick look'
»[Free] Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.0 Release Candidate 3
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Dustyn
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reply to antdude
Thanks buddy!
So glad to see this coming.


antdude
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