Anti Spyware program...

@dana234 (2126)
Spain
March 5, 2007 4:43pm CST
How often do you run yours? I ran mine today and found 3 serious alerts. I thought once a week would be enough, but I think if you´re connected to the Internet for a few hours each day it might not be. What do you think?
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• United States
5 Mar 07
I was running mine whenever I thought about it. Not even once a week. You brought out great valuable info to us. Thank you for sharing it Dana. I'm giving you another + for your outstanding post. Bless you.
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• United States
5 Mar 07
P.S. Ya scared me, so I am running it right now. Thanks again dear.
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@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
5 Mar 07
Thanks for the + and the compliment, Margie. Blessings Dana
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I have mine automatically set to run once a day and usually at night before going to bed. I think it is better to do it more than just once a week, especially if you are online often. You do not want spyware just sitting on your computer as it could cause more harm by leaving it there for a while in my opinion.
@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
5 Mar 07
Thank you. That´s a good way of using an anti spyware. You´re right it does more harm by having the spyware just sitting there. I had a browser problem because of it today. Silly me.
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@Asylum (45965)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 07
Anti spyware programs should run continuously in the background in the same way that Antivirus programs do. It makes much more sense to use the program as a defence than to use it to remove the spyware after installation has been achieved.
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@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
5 Mar 07
Yes, that sounds logical. I´m short of funds though and the ones I´ve seen that run in the background are not free. Do you know of one?
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@lauriefnp (5113)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I used to run them all just once a week, but now I do it 3 times a week, without fail. It seems that the more I am online, the more sypware I have, and it starts to slow the system down. I definitely notice the computer running better when I keep on top of the maintenance issues.
@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
5 Mar 07
Agree with you. Thanks for answering.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
i run linux most of the time so i run antispyware only when in windows. spyware doesn't like linux at all. in windows, i only run mylot, so i've had little spyware to speak of.
@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
6 Mar 07
Thank you for the interesting info. I had no idea that spyware is afraid of linux.
@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
6 Mar 07
Thank you for the interesting info. I had no idea that spyware is afraid of linux.
@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
6 Mar 07
Sorry about double posting. Wasn´t my intention.
• Singapore
6 Mar 07
I run mine when I get bored. That is, when I have nothing better to do - because when I run those programs, I usually let it take the entire 100% of CPU. As long as you have an anti-virus and a firewall installed, once a month should be more than enough.
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@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
6 Mar 07
Interesting answer, lol. I´ve got antivirus and firewall installed, but the spyware still got through.
@anshnav (479)
• India
6 Mar 07
I scan for spywares in once in 4 days. I use zonealarms antispyware program and its very good it does not allow any spyware to get downloaded to my computer so i don't have to scan daily. Once in 4 days is enough for me.
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@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
6 Mar 07
Thanks for input.