To Yahoo Toolbar users: when are you going to ask Yahoo to bring back Anti-spy to protect our computers?
Anti-spy was light years faster than its competitors, but Yahoo has reportedly discontinued it--perhaps under pressure from the greedy marketing trackers (see tracking cookies). So, is Yahoo now in cahoots with the shady spyware community & in the pockets of those who slow down & even paralyze our computers in their callous quest for a buck?
Asked By: sman - 3/12/2011
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Duuuude! When did you join the Oliver Stone conspiracy club? The last malware definitions to Anti-Spy occurred about 2 months ago and then it was about 6-8 months before that. Good products get updated at least once a week and some daily. Think back a few years when Yahoo replaced Anti-Spy with the Norton Scanner... More
Answered By: Mr Cat has left the building - 3/14/2011
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As you say It's been scrubbed by Yahoo.Yahoo are offering nothing to replace anti spy. Malwarebytes is the best alternativ in my opinion. Download free version from http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Answered By: Ooops - 3/12/2011
CA Yahoo! Anti-Spy was a VERY light-weight anti-spyware app. It provided NO real-time (proactive) protection while surfing - it would only attempt to clean up a problem AFTER your machine had been compromised. There are several FREE anti-spyware apps that do a far better job - one being Windows Defender that comes... More
Answered By: Terry B - 3/12/2011
An official Yahoo rep recently posted a statement that they've discontinued the Anti spy feature and have no plans to replace it... More
Answered By: ggforce2000 - 3/12/2011
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