SPYWARE

  bpzoom 23:16 30 Jan 05
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Windows XP Home SP2, regular SpyBot and Adaware user, firewall and anti virus, so why am I worried? I would like to see an opinion on the relative merits of the free Spybot and Adaware software against similar software which costs you money. My clued up friend pays $12 per year for Pest Control from CA Associates, the same people who supply my EZ anti virus. Granted Pest Control says it automatically updates and protects, which presumably means you do not have to sit there as you do with SpyBot and Adaware while they do their business. Are there any other advantages with the pay-for software, such as greater efficiency at finding problems? I assume there must be otherwise why bother paying when the above two are dished out and updated free?

  VoG II 23:24 30 Jan 05

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  Chezdez 23:35 30 Jan 05

nah, free stuff is everybit as good for home users

in a buisness enviroment, where you have thousands upon thousands of pounds of equipment, not to mention the pontential value of the data on the equipment, then you may want to consider going for the pay versions.

  bpzoom 00:44 31 Jan 05

Thanks to you both. The point about commercial and private needs is well taken. I should have been less hasty when sending the string, because I did not mention A2 square and Spyblaster which I also have.I will look at the others as well Vog. Many thanks indeed.

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