Any reccomendations for a Spyware/Adware killer/stopper?
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    Any reccomendations for a Spyware/Adware killer/stopper?

    We have given pest patrol a trial run and no one is satisfied with it. Would there be any others that you guys could reccomend for a lan with 250+ pc's and ~50 servers?
    Thanks
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    Perhaps the Professional version of Ad-aware would be suitable for your office:
    Ad-aware Professional Edition is designed to provide continuous protection from known Datamining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, Keyloggers, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components and allows you to:
    Scan mapped drives from one central location.
    Customize your preference and configuration files for remote AND local scanning
    Have complete flexibility in where you save your log files, including the ability to store them in remote locations.
    Store and read reference files from any location in your network. You can also use MULTIPLE reference files for customizable scanning and troubleshooting.
    Use specially created plug-ins designed to extend the functionality of the Professional edition for the average to the most advanced user. Visit our Plug-ins page to obtain more information about available components
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    How about giving this one a try :

    Ad-Aware

    The professional version just might have what you want.
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    Like everyone said, Ad-Aware is the one of the BEST if not the best!
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    I've been with Ad-Aware for over three years now and have been very satisfied with it. Ad-Aware 6.181 (latest) "Pro" has an auto-update feature so you're never behind-the-times with the reference files.

    It's fast, efficient, doesn't take much overhead, has multiple levels of scanning (light, deep, etc), lots of options for advanced users and comes packaged with Ad-Watch, which is a realtime running prog that will either question anything/everything that's installed into the registry OR it has an auto-block feature that just outright denies everything going into the registry, a feature that's handy to have but a pain if you're installing something like Norton and everything has to be registered.

    I've heard good things about Spybot too, but I stick with Ad-Aware. It's never let me down.
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    I also recommend Ad-aware, it's easy to use even the most computer illiterate can use it.
    and it's saved my arse a few times.
    But i guess that would be the case when you are continually downloading porn..

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    I don't have the number of computers that you and others do, but, I use both adware and spybot. They co-exist quite well and one will find junk that the other doesn't. And throw in a Good AV and I'm happy.


    cheeers

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    I downloaded Adware 6 and it seems to be a nifty peice. But we're looking for centralized management for our workstations. Does adware pro allow you to scan, schedule, and set all pc's from a central location or server?
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    Ok.....I've DL'ed a copy of the full pro version of adaware and presented to the Director and the CIO, but they were not happy with it because we need something that is centrally managed and something that requires no user interaction. Preferably an app that would run in the background. Is this wishful thinking? Is there an appliance that I could put between the firewall and the router that would stop adware/malware/etc in it's tracks?
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    As of yet no spyware scanner approches adequate in real-time removal The best you can hope for is after the fact detection and removal NAV 2004 is a virus scanner that also detects soe adware/spyware/malware It is NOT coprehensive but is realtime Good luck

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