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yakkokat

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I'm curious as to why Ad - Aware SE or 2007 freeware ( both of which I've used ) find spyware that others like Windows Defender & E Trust anti spyware programs do not .. when I run the latter programs they always come up as finding no spyware..then when I run Ad-Aware free versions they always show spyware objects..usually @ ratings of 3 ? TY for your time & help :huh: Katt

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I am not familiar with the e-trust product so can't comment on it. Windows Defender does not scan for cookies while both AAW versions do. If AAW is detecting tracking cookies on your system this would explain it.

 

There are also differences in the threats detected among virtually all products. To really give a detailed explanation would require knowing exactly what AAW has detected on your system.

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I am not familiar with the e-trust product so can't comment on it. Windows Defender does not scan for cookies while both AAW versions do. If AAW is detecting tracking cookies on your system this would explain it.

 

There are also differences in the threats detected among virtually all products. To really give a detailed explanation would require knowing exactly what AAW has detected on your system.

 

TY for your reply Oldfrog :) just kinda made me nervous beings one ( AAW ) anti spyware program would find things that others would not or if the one's found by AAW where really a threat or if the others were not properly catching spyware.. E Trust is a program our internet provider provides for free so I tried it for awhile, along with Windows Defender & AAW, just AAW found things like double click..etc ( sorry I don't have the logs anymore & their threat level was always a 3 ! ) When I inquired about the E Trust not finding things AAW did they responded with " AAW was removing cookies.. etc which were lo level threats that weren't threats & didn't need removal.. " this just gets confusing so wondered what the differences were & if AAW was perhaps doing the better job before I decided which anti spyware program I should have or keep ! Lordy this computor stuff is confusing for someone like me ..LOL ! TC, Kat

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Doubleclick is definitely a cookie, so cookie detection may have been all that caused the difference.

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