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Avanquest Double Anti-Spy. Rogue?

I got some junk mail about Avanquest Double Anti-Spy but decided to look into it and see what it's all about. I know Avantquest is a reputable company, and this is a new product, still I found a few posts where people had heard it was a rogue, and one person using it was saying that a scan found just tons of spyware on a system he thought was clean from Kaspersky scanning.

Just out ...
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Combofix for Vista 64bit

Combofix is good tool for cleaning pc, but its not working on Vista 64bit.
Please help to find any such tool for 64bit.
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Spybot SD Question

I didn't know where to post my question, so I thought I'd try here. I use Spybot SD, however whenever I exit the program (for whatever reason) I cannot get it to restart and stay on. I restart the program and it gives me the option to scan. I scan and then after fixing any problems, my only option is to close the program. Is there a setting that allows Spybot to stay on permantely, ...
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Spy Sweeper always running!

I checked in my Task Manager and System, Processes and noticed that Webroot Spy Sweeper is always running, even when the program is not open. It's using 12460 K of memory. I tried disabling it in the start up program, Autoruns but it would not budge. Any suggestions?
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Just a few things and one biggie!

I was reading about the Limbo malware in PC World magazine. It apparently attacks online banking sites. This thing sounds like a monster! I mean ordinary spyware is bad enough, but when you start compromising your identity, that's serious!

So I was just wondering, what's the latest on this critter, and if you caught this thing through a drive-by or whatever, how would know you were really using your true banking site? Also, would something ...
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WinPatrol uses a heuristic approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Traditional security programs scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. WinPatrol takes snapshot of your critical system resources and alerts you to any changes that may occur without your knowledge. You’ll be removing dangerous new programs while others download new reference files.

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Purchased a new computer, what security software you suggest

I have just purchased a new computer and am wondering what security software you suggest i get. Whether it be bought or free.
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CCleaner - freeware system optimization and privacy tool

CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. That removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it's fast! (normally taking less that a second to run) and Free.

More info and download: CCleaner
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Windows® Defender - Updates

Windows® Defender (Beta 2)

Windows Defender (Beta 2) is a free program that helps you stay productive by protecting your computer against pop-ups, slow performance and security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software.

This release includes enhanced features that reflect ongoing input from customers, as well as Microsoft’s growing understanding of the spyware landscape.

Specific features of Windows Defender Beta 2 include:

* A redesigned and simplified user interface – Incorporating ...
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