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Re: Which is the best anti-spyware cleaner?
From: Ben Vaisvil <benv () designtoscano com>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 17:02:33 -0500

I use a combination of Ad-aware, Spybot S&D and Hijack This (when it is needed).

Hijack this is the most thorough if you know what to look for.

But any one tool usually will not clean completely in my experience.

Ben

Paul Laudanski wrote:
That is just what I was wondering -- from a community perspective. We've been running a survey and after 5,414 unique votes, the tally is in:

Source:

http://castlecops.com/modules.php?name=Surveys&op=results&pollID=30

1) Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal 25.36%
2) Spybot Search & Destroy 22.42%
3) Microsoft AntiSpyware 14.79%

This is from a list of 19 choices:

Adware Away Aluria Spyware Eliminator Intermute SpySubtract Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal McAfee AntiSpyware Microsoft AntiSpyware NoAdware OmniQuad AntiSpy PC Tools Spyware Doctor Pest Patrol Spybot Search & Destroy Spycop Spyware COP Sunbelt CounterSpy Tenebril SpyCatcher Webroot Spy Sweeper Xblock X-Cleaner XoftSpy ZeroSpyware
Pollbooth http://castlecops.com/modules.php?name=Surveys&pollID=30

This is very interesting for Lavasoft. Our previous poll with 2,605 unique votes on:

"Do you trust Lavasoft's Ad-Aware after they delisted WhenU as Spyware?"

Shows 60.31% said "No".

Src: http://castlecops.com/modules.php?name=Surveys&op=results&pollID=29

The WhenU/Lavasoft survey ran right after WhenU was removed from their dictionaries. But we all know what happened afterwards. Since then, folks still trust Lavasoft as their number one choice.

What is not surprising are the results from the Aluria survey we also ran, with 1,777 unique votes:

"Do you trust Aluria's Spyware Eliminator after the WhenU Deal?"

Src: http://castlecops.com/modules.php?name=Surveys&op=results&pollID=28

86.04% said "No". In our head-to-head survey above, 1.07% of voters picked Aluria as "the best".
Internet users still opt for Lavasoft's free spyware cleaner.


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