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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 6 years 7 months ago BillK

I use Battery Doctor (Battery Saver) by Cheetah Mobile. It seems pretty good.
I also use Cheetah Mobile antivirus (CM Security) and Clean Master.
They seem to have good apps.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 6 years 5 months ago UserError

I've been using a very lightweight but still great file manager called Simple Explorer. It has material design, root capabilities, 100% free, and open-source.
You won't find it on the PlayStore, though. If you want to check it out, you must go to the official XDA thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2330864

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 6 years 4 months ago bernardz Some of the stuff on this list looks old Navigator SNAV https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_nightclubto... Speed increase DU Speed Booster https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TMillerApps.SpeedBoost... Currency converter https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oanda.currencyconverter Find my car Note also works well to get back to hotels and restaurants in strange towns https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.elibera.android.findmy... view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 6 years 4 months ago viveksingh

This website organized the apps in a perfect way. Interested user can easily find the required apps and games by exploring the desired categories.
User can also read the user reviews and comment relating to app and find the interested software. In very few website you can find such valuable information.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 6 years 4 months ago morrig

For some reason could not install Magic Piano by Smule on my tvbox which is seen as a Nexus 10 but will on my phone DG550, but found another great app for learning the piano or just playing with.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamestar.perfectpiano&...

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 6 years 3 months ago sonystrife

360 Clean Droid
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qihoo.cleandroid

-cache & junk cleaner (better than 1tap cleaner, BUT BE CAUTIOUS)
-startup manager
-memory booster
-privacy shredder
-nice & sleek ui layout ;)

i stopped using 1tap cleaner since it has quite many intrusive ads

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 6 years 3 months ago Anupam Jojo, would be good to add file transfer apps like Xender, Superbeam, or Shareit, which use wifi direct to transfer files at a really fast speed. Did not know about these until recently, and people should know about it. Maybe cover one of these in an app of the week article? Also cover backup software for contacts, sms, etc, like SMS Backup and Restore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRe... or Mobile Backup III: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobilehome.backup&hl=en view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 6 years 3 months ago Jojo Yee Thanks Anupam. Will look into the apps you've suggested. Update: SHAREit has now been added to the list. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 6 years 1 month ago hiccup

Thanks Jojo Yee great post

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 6 years 3 weeks ago LukeSBE

What, no Hearthstone? Finally available on Android phones as well...

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 6 years 2 weeks ago AndrewK

The best free ebook reader for Android is Aldiko - I've tried them all and this is the only one that handles Adobe DRM, renders accented Greek and Hebrew with the default font, and can handle a 56Mb epub file.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 6 years 1 week ago timoti

Is there a best free Calendar for Android e.g. something that would sync with Outlook 2007's Calendar on my Windows 7 laptop?

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 5 years 9 months ago LukeSBE

You should check out Dreamify (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ionicframework.dreamclientionic895102)

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 5 years 6 months ago suhas

Hi All..

My name is Suhas, currently working in Mysore, India.

I would request you to let me know whether is there is any Messaging App, in which its possible to Create Folders / Sub-Folders like Inbox / Sent Items / any other customized folders, so that I can organize messages accordingly to different folders.

Now, I am using Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 mobile and please let me know if you come to know about the App, which allows to create folders in Messages

My Email-ID is: [removed by moderator]

Thanks,
Suhas

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 5 years 6 months ago Australia

I have found "Clean Music Player" (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myskyspark.music)
It thankfully has no advertisements whatsoever, nor adware

I have been a member here for over 3 years, and have no affiliations to any developers.
I am concerned there is not enough disclosure on TechSupportAlert of whether recommended smartphone apps request permission to download full screen advertisements to the phone. Free apps are increasingly becoming this intrusive, as well as potentially leading to freezing of smartphones. My phone has recently become almost unusable due to full screen ads, including when I was videoing at someones wedding !

Unlike the Windows section, there is no disclosure of which apps are the most intrusive, in terms of adware, monitoring of user activities, phoning home, and potential for access to contact lists etc when this is not relevant to the app. I am finding it almost impossible to find Android apps that dont want to track me, use adware, or access more of my phone than it necessary. Are there any apps anymore that DONT do these things ??

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 3 years 6 months ago talkback10

I recently bought a new Moto E4 phone with MetroPCS. The phone has a feature to block your chosen numbers calling in but it simply reroutes the call to voicemail. I need to block certain numbers from even being able to call in to my number.
Anyone know of free Android based apps that can do that?
Thank you

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 3 years 4 months ago HiTechHiTouch

The last two links in Best Free Program Launcher for Android are dead (playstore can't find the app). The first one doesn't point to the base package, but to a customization update.

What's happening to launchers in general? Many are disappearing!

PS: Still looking for a light weight "just icons and widgets on a home screen" launcher.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 3 years 4 months ago Jojo Yee Appreciated your kind feedback HiTechHiTouch. Both links are now removed from the list. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 3 years 3 months ago Bulina

Please also check lichess, i think îs an awesome application for chess.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 3 years 3 weeks ago terrawarra

Thanks Jojo.... some good stuff there although I didn't see much in the way of ad-blockers.
I just hate adds and pop ups. They're an invasion of my privacy and an insult to my intelligence.

This is my main stopper: "AdGuard AdBlocker" available on the play store

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 3 years 3 weeks ago Jojo Yee

A good suggestion terrawarra and it's a good category to add to this list.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 3 years 3 weeks ago terrawarra

Thanks Jojo....
..... in the meantime I'll do some cherry picking from your latest list of android apps.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 3 years 3 weeks ago terrawarra

G'day talkback10,
Here's a nice selection of ten apps that should suit your needs.
https://www.androidheadlines.com/2014/12/featured-top-10-best-call-blocker-apps-android.html
.....or you can continue using your Moto E4 built in blocker simply by disabling your voicemail.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 3 years 3 weeks ago terrawarra

Thanks for your tip for "Blokada" Jojo....
will certainly give this one a trial.
cheers

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 2 years 9 months ago kt

I would like for you to add the category Android mind mapping apps to the list.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 2 years 9 months ago pratomorone

In trying to view ebuddy messaging, I ran into a dead link. The correct link is thus: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ebuddy.android.xms

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 2 years 9 months ago Jojo Yee

eBuddy Messenger is still accessible at this link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ebuddy.android
Check if it works for you.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 2 years 2 months ago rolandflorida

Thank you for this impressive listing. This is the first place I go when looking for a new app for my Android phone.

I was just looking at the Calendar listings here and wanted to point out a couple of changes:
Calendar Pad is no longer available at the Play store.
The above states that aCalendar is "ad free", but the Play store states it "Contains Ads·Offers in-app purchases"

Thanks again for the listing.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 2 years 2 months ago Jojo Yee Glad that you like the list. Calendar Pad has been unpublished so it is now removed from this list, and aCalendar has added some ads. Many thanks for the useful info rolandflorida. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 1 year 9 months ago danielson

Think many of the links on this page need to be checked.
"We're sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server."

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 1 year 9 months ago Jojo Yee It would be of great help danielson if the broken links that you've encountered can be provided here. Thanks. view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 1 year 9 months ago rolandflorida

I was looking for a battery saver some time ago and forgot to mention that the links here in that category are dead. Both Battery Dr saver and JuiceDefender - battery saver lead to Not Found page.

There is a Battery Doctor there, but I am not sure if it is the same. I could find no review here of either product, so I do not know the developer names.
So I was bored and checked a few:
Also Google Gesture Search leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
Default App Manager Lite leads to Not Found. A search finds a Pro version (paid).
Browsix Lite leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
MyMusicOn Music Player leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
Winamp leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
ZDbox leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
Advanced Task Killer leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
Task Switcher leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
PicSpeed HD Wallpapers leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
Flikie Wallpapers HD leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
Widgetsoid leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
CardioTrainer leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
iStunt 2 leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
Critical Strike Portable leads to Not Found. A search found some Critical Strike apps, but do not appear to be the same.
Puzzle Blox Arcade! leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
DroidZebra Reversi leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
A Comic Viewer leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.
Wikidroid (Wikipedia Browser) leads to Not Found. A search found nothing under that name.

I also ran a link check which shows these and some other dead links. I will post that link and the links I found some new info on in a separate post.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 1 year 9 months ago rolandflorida

mVideoPlayer leads to Not Found. A search found a MVideo_Player.

Ringdroid leads to Not Found. A search found what looks to be a new page
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.adiaos.ringdroid

Where's My Water? Free leads to Not Found. A search found what looks to be a new page
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disney.wheresmywater2_goo

The linkchecker page:
https://www.deadlinkchecker.com/website-dead-link-checker.asp

I put these separate to avoid the other post being queued, but it got queued anyways.

Thanks for this listing, I use it all the time. Hope this helps.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 1 year 9 months ago rolandflorida

i did not realize the linkchecker page would not show results.
I uploaded a screen shot of the results
http://i68.tinypic.com/10ro3lz.jpg

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 1 year 9 months ago Jojo Yee

Thanks rolandflorida for the feedback.

Both mVideoPlayer and Ringdroid have now been removed from the listing.

"Where's My Water? Free" is still accessible from my location at this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disney.WMWLite

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 1 year 9 months ago Jojo Yee

This is of great help rolandflorida. Those not found as mentioned by you have now been removed from the list, except for the following, which are still accessible from my location:

"iStunt 2"
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.miniclip.istunt2

Critical Strike Portable 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.StudioOnMars.CSPortable

Wikidroid (Wikipedia Browser)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.isaacwaller.wikipedia

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 1 year 9 months ago rolandflorida

I am glad it helped.

I did not realize, until now, that the country would make a difference on Google play.
I still get Not Found on those.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 1 year 8 months ago LukeSBE

For audio, I've been using the excellent Musicolet app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.krosbits.musicolet)
No internet permission, so no streaming or downloading, but great for local audio files

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 1 year 4 months ago David R

Horrible choice for Nots. Evernote requires a sign on. It was over 40 MB , not 11. Bloated spyware !

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 11 months 2 weeks ago Panzer personalDNSfilter is a DNS filter proxy written in pure Java. It hooks into the domain name (DNS) resolution and returns the loopback address for filtered hosts: https://zenz-solutions.de/personaldnsfilter/ "... Block This 3.1 is a FREE and Open Source ad blocker for Android that works in all apps and browsers! It provides the additional benefits of malware protection, increased browsing speed and reduction of mobile data traffic ...": https://block-this.com/ WebShuttle - Privacy & Security Browser: https://www.iwebshuttle.com/ view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 8 months 15 hours ago Panzer SkyTube - an open-source YouTube app: https://skytube-app.com/ view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 7 months 2 weeks ago Panzer SoniControl is the first firewall that detects ultrasonic activity, notifies the user and blocks the information on demand, and thereby helps users to protect their privacy: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.ac.fhstp.sonicontrol https://github.com/fhstp/SoniControl view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 7 months 2 days ago Panzer Iceraven Browser - fork of the new FF for Android that seeks to provide users with more options, more opportunities to customize, and more information about the pages they visit and how their browsers are interacting with those pages: https://github.com/fork-maintainers/iceraven-browser view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 4 months 3 weeks ago riseup

Thankyou for Sharing Above App. This is the first place I go when looking for a new app for my Android phone.

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Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 2 months 3 weeks ago Panzer RethinkDNS - monitor app activity, circumvent Internet censorship, block ads and trackers, and firewall apps on your Android device: https://www.bravedns.com/ view
Best Free Android Apps - Updated 2021 2 months 1 week ago Panzer Pithus - Android security & privacy analysis for the masses: https://beta.pithus.org/ view
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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 8 years 1 month ago superceeded

Can I please just mention that both links to the Malware download sites, in this article, are both broken at the moment (being 30 Mar 2013).

It is of course available on Softpedia
(http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware.shtml)

(I hope I was allowed to post that link?)

:)

PS This is the BEST site, the absolute best site, for just about anything & everything I could ever need in my computer's and/or my life! The information is always correct & well sourced. If I follow the reviews, recommendations & instructions on this site, I am guaranteed to be one very happy customer. Thank you all for all your hard work :)

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 8 years 1 month ago Anupam Thank you for your kind appreciation :). Yes, the Softpedia link is allowed. However, I just checked, and both the links to MBAM are working. Maybe some problem at your end? view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 8 years 1 month ago MidnightCowboy Both links working from here too. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 8 years 1 month ago Joe A.TT

...and they work fine on my end too. Conclusion: It's most likely something on the OP's end.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 8 years 1 month ago MidnightCowboy This might give more options for the OP to try. http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/malwarebytes.org.html Another possibility of course is the computer might be infected. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 8 years 1 month ago Joe A.TT

Nice suggestion MC. Didn't know such a service existed myself, so I've learned something new too ;).

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 8 years 1 month ago Stasou

MBAM was updated to version 1.75.0.1300 with added ability to scan within archives.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 11 months ago Stasou

SAS was updated to version 5.6.1020.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 10 months ago Stasou

@ joeguru Which one, is on your opinion the best for on demand scanning?

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 10 months ago joeguru Thank you for your question. I would recommend SAS for on demand scanning. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 10 months ago Stasou

Thanks!

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 6 months ago gonwk

I trust Gizmo's suggestion and I use this site for software recommendation ... BUT, I am WARNING all of you people NOT to install "SPYBOT" ... simply put, it is a Piece of CRAP software.

I am amazed how the heck Gizmo, TechSupportAlert, has given these guys a 5-Star.

After installing this Crap ... my laptop was not the same ... I wanted to use this S**T for on-demand Scanner ... and it would NOT let me set it up as such.

So, I uninstalled it using Revo-Unistaller 1.95 Freeware ... heck even Revo had a hard time unistalling it ... SPYBOT (as it's name says it is a SPY ... might as well as treat it as a TROJAN).

After uninstalling ... I guess it is uninstalled ... my Firefox and Chrome slow as dickens ... almost DEAD. Laptop Re-Starts goes into "REPAIR" mode ... Why!?!?

This SPYBOT SUCKS a BIG ONE. HORRIBLE INTRUSIVE Software.

:MAD:

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 6 months ago joeguru Gonwk thank you for your feedback. It's unfortunate when a user has a poor experience with a software, and having such experiences myself with other programs I can certainly understand. I recommend you contact Spybot regarding your concerns with their software and let them know you used Revo, that may have influenced your experience. Regarding our review and ranking please note under the 5 star rating, one of the cons of this program is "does not uninstall cleanly". This is not to say it will negatively impact your computer, rather you will need to use a cleaner like 360Amigo or Ccleaner to remove the trace files left from the uninstall. When I did the uninstall I used Windows 7 control panel. If you would like further feedback on this topic, please post a thread in our Freeware Forum. Thank you. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 6 months ago BringBackDOS

Good Day! I hope you're enjoying a pleasant one. I like your article. It's concise, clear, and helpful except for one small sentance. Is the following a typo, or reference to a program I should also evaluate: In the text about Spywareblaster -> "Spywareblock is the only program reviewed to recommend this step." ...did you mean to write "Spywareblaster" rather than "Spywareblock"?

I believe I'm going to try Spywareblaster first. I hate bulging, intrusive, resource hogging applications that slow down my system and/or annoy me with various notifications and/or sales pitches. My second evaluation will be Malwarebytes.

Let me just add that I don't run any anti-virus software or any other malware, spyware software. I don't have malware protection clicked "on" in my browser (Chrome)... I haven't used any of that junk for as long as I can remember... many years... over a decade... or at least as long as I've been using WinPatrol Plus. I'm a heavy internet user... but No Gaming or anything like that...

WinPatrolPlus by design, blocks and notifies me regarding anything that tries to make Any "system" changes without my permission. I've had no invasions of any kind. Maybe it's just that I'm Lucky... but I don't even use a Firewall. I have had No Issues Whatsoever. I'm now networking my girlfriends Acer Netbook with mine and thought that maybe a little extra protection would be warranted. Although, like I said, if it eats resources of any kind, or annoys me in any way, I'm kickin' it outta here! I believe the secret to a healthy computer, and one that lasts and doesn't get rapidly Downgraded, is to keep one's system Clean and Lean. Enjoy Everything! ~ John B. Owego, NY

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 5 months ago joeguru Yes that was a typo, and thank you for pointing it out. I always appreciate comments and feedback. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 5 months ago sbwhiteman

As far as I've seen, independent testing of Spybot has been abysmal. As just one example, PC Magazine concluded, "In testing, it proved almost 100 percent ineffective."

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2412372,00.asp

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 5 months ago joeguru Thank you for your comments. I respectfully disagree. The article you quoted was a year old and based on other information at PCMag seemed bias. They don't consider free anti-malware programs effective anymore, so Spybot isn't the only one they have a problem with. Also according to CNET and Softpedia users it's ranked 4/5. Techspot ranked it 4.5/5 in a review dated Nov 2013. There are others. One reason I ranked it so well was in my testing it was the only program that provided real-time protection for free and did a comparable job of removing malware. If you wish to continue the discussion regarding the effectiveness of Spybot or other free anti-malware products, please post a thread in the Freeware Forum. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 5 months ago Thomas J Thomas

I Use Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware, for On demand scanning and for "Live" protection yes I use SpywareBlastor as well as Spybot in conjunction with Spyware Terminator.

So I think you can see I defiantly enjoyed the article.......However

I was just wondering if there are any reasons why Spyware Terminator was not mentioned.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 5 months ago MidnightCowboy Spyware Terminator changed owners a while back. The free version is now crippled and the new owners have a reputation for scam products. This is why their website is red rated by WOT (Web Of Trust). Gizmo's Freeware does not feature products in reviews unless their WOT rating is green. MC - Site Manager. http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/pcrx.com?utm_source=addon&utm_content=... view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 5 months ago Thomas J Thomas

Wow......well that is certainly an answer.....MC!

If you was to see my computer system.......in all departments you would see a definite pattern of software that is also listed in the relevant sections of Gizmo. Some were a coincidence, as in I had them already or knew about them, and some were defiantly installed after me researching in depth.......including here at the excellent Gizmo Freeware site.

All thou not all my choices are number one at Gizmo, they are at the very least mentioned.This is why I was curious about Spyware Terminator and Gizmo. At the very least I thought our brains where in sync lol.

I shall now do some more research concerning Spyware Terminator, and look for a possible alternative if need be.

I tend to keep my Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware packages separate, but now during some planned research as mentioned above, I shall look into suites as well. Not complete suites such as firewall inclusive, just Anti Virus & Anti Spyware inclusive.

Thanks for you reply and explanation Midnight Cowboy....I believe Gizmo & My computer are now back in sync lol

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 5 months ago MidnightCowboy You're welcome. :) All the top free antivirus programs are now broad spectrum so they contain antispyware elements too. I've not felt any need for an additional antispyware program running in real time. I use the free version of WinPatrol to guard against unwanted components such as toolbars that attempt to slip through during software installs and Malwarebytes which occasionally finds something more like adware than spyware which is not classified as malicious by my antivirus program. MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 5 months ago visualbassline

I think it may be useful at this point to inform you of Spybots ENTIRE name. Spybot search and destroy. Doing a simple google search of "spybot" turns up quite a few imposters. If it does NOT say Search and Destroy, it is NOT the real Spybot. I have never had a single problem with spybot and have been using it now for at least 6 years. Its always be a safe, reliable program for me.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 5 months ago joeguru Please refer to the developers website. Technically the product name is Spybot 2.2 Free Edition as there are free and paid versions of Spybot Search and Destroy. Either Spybot or Spybot S&D would be correct, and neither term is exclusively used by the developer. Regarding the Google search, that doesn't really apply here because we provide links directly to the developer. I did a simple Google search for Spybot as you suggested and the first page of search results were all for the correct product, so I can't validate your claim of this being a major issue. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and express your concerns. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 3 months ago Joe A.TT

I'd like to point out you can download Malwarebytes free directly from https://www.malwarebytes.org/free/

Besides which, I try to avoid CNET like the plague.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 3 months ago joeguru Thanks Joe. This will be corrected in the new reviews. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 2 months ago Alanheal

SPYBOT ran on my computer for 40 minutes and found all sorts of problems, but it turned out it WAS NOT FREE. In order for it to remove the problems it had to be purchased for $29.
That's a sort of hustle.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 2 months ago MidnightCowboy Alan, you might find this thread interesting. MC - Site Manager. http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?68603-The-end-of-Spybot view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 2 months ago joeguru Sorry to hear of your experience, however Spybot's spyware removal feature is still free. They have additional features they charge for, however those features were not reviewed in this category. Most of the software in the category have a free and paid component. During the past year or so, Free Anti-Virus programs have incorporated very good spyware removal and anti-malware features and also provide real time protection which most of the programs in this category do not. I recommend you take a look at this category also: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anti-virus-software.htm view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 2 months ago Shasta76

Hi JoeGuru. I have been computing for many years now and never run into any problems with malware, adware, viruses, etc. until............the kids! For some unknown reason, they seem to find it if it's out there! I actually got rid of the last 2 laptops and bought a general use desktop computer for the kids and a higher spec laptop for myself.
Two questions.....as my children are on the desktop is there anything 'extra' that should be added to the PC to give extra security for their use? And, I bought a the new laptop solely for my own use as I am going to University full time but I would like to protect it as best I can. What would be your recommendation for both or either?
My laptop has windows 8.1 and I'm not sure if all software has been updated to operate with this system?.?.?

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 2 months ago MidnightCowboy We are unable to respond to individual support requests here in the comments sections. Please transfer your post to the section of our forum linked below where it will gain better coverage and the responses kept in chronological order. MC - Site Manager. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/security/ view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 2 months ago stitch62

I just installed Malwarebytes only to discover that it is really only a free 14 day trial. Did I do something wrong? Is there really a totally free version?

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 2 months ago joeguru When you install the program, the last window titled Completing the Setup Wizard will give you 3 options. Uncheck the first option to opt out of the trail version. To fix your situation, uninstall the program then reinstall then opt out of the trail version. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 2 months ago Wolfram

Is there any (free) application able to protect us against the following threats (spyware / malware)?:

CAPTIVATEDAUDIENCE - which is used to take over a targeted computer's microphone and record conversations taking place near the device
GUMFISH - which can covertly take over a computer's webcam and snap photographs
FOGGYBOTTOM - which records logs of Internet browsing histories and collects login details and passwords used to access websites and email accounts
GROK - which is used to log keystrokes
SALVAGERABBIT - which ex-filtrates data from removable flash drives that connect to an infected computer.

The above mentioned programs are designed to circumvent all known encryption tools by capturing the information before it's encrypted.

More about these little-monsters, here:

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/03/12/nsa-plans-infect-m...

What do you advise us to do? How can we protect our PCs against such "impossible to detect menaces"?

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 1 month ago joeguru We are unable to respond to individual support requests here in the comments sections. Please transfer your post to the section of our forum linked below where it will gain better coverage and the responses kept in chronological order. Thank you. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/security/ view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 7 years 1 month ago Cefto

Malwarebytes was updated to version 2.0.0.1000.

The rootkit scan is now included in the program without an additional download, but it is not enabled by default in the settings. :)

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 11 months ago sera2775

Hello,

In the review of Spybot it said that it offers real-time protection, but with the version I've installed - the latest - this option is only available for the paid product.

Is it possible to get this with the free version?

Thank you

Nick

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 11 months ago joeguru Run the immunization feature. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 11 months ago sera2775

Hi joeguru,

Does this equate to real-time monitoring? or is it something the user needs to update by regularly checking your immunization status?

Thanks

sera2775

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 11 months ago joeguru It used to but apparently things have changed. I will have to review the program again and update the information. However the information currently posted applies to the version reviewed, not older or later versions. Thank you for the feed back. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 11 months ago alex13601 I will review spybot tonight, and let you know. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 10 months ago deborahN

Hi. I had picked up some annoying adware and was trying all sorts of programs to eradicate it.

This adware was opening new windows, telling me my explorer program was out of date (my explorer automatically updates and checks daily)...download now etc. for every other keystroke!!! if it wasn't telling my explorer and or chrome browser was out of date it was telling me my Java or Shockwave or media player was out of date. all to get me to download something.. I did not fall for it. It just made me more determined to find a program to eradicate it.

Norton couldn't find it.
Norton's Power Eraser couldn't find it.
Microsoft's spyware program couldn't find it. (despite a deep scan which took more than 24 hours to complete)
Spybot couldn't find it.

Malewarebytes... I had used up my trial program months ago.. thank you for telling me how to reinstall it and bypass the trial.

Malewarebytes found and removed all the annoying PUPs! and now I am free of this crazy annoying adware along with a few others it found and removed.

Deb

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 10 months ago MidnightCowboy Good to know you got it sorted, Deb. For future reference, you might like to consider installing the free version of WinPatrol which will alert you to many of these things before they have a chance to take root on your system. http://www.winpatrol.com/ More related information here. http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/what-else-have-you-just-download... MC - Site Manager. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 8 months ago George.J MalwareBytes Free and Kaspersky Removal Tool wins The AV-TEST BEST REPAIR 2014 AWARD The best antivirus software in terms of repair: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free The best clean-up tool after an infection: Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 8 months ago George.J Guess MBAM's new marketing team is just doing some great stuff out there. :D http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/malwarebytes-appoints-two-new-s... Why would Kaspersky's Removal Tool score higher than it's own suite :| view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 8 months ago wreckage

Has anybody used ADWCleaner? I'd love to see some efficacy tests on that package.
https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/

Some good things have been said about it.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

Cheers.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 8 months ago Anupam It's not a full fledged anti-spyware. It's target is mostly toolbars, adware, etc. You can read that in the description at BleepingComputer itself. view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 8 months ago BootzLeRu3

I have used ADWCleaner on more than a couple of occasions. I haven't kept a physical copy in order to avoid conflicts with Microsoft's latest system protection technology.

It always works for me, so far. Not sure what happens in the registry. Be careful to get from a clean site.

It's also very quick to install and to do what it does for your immediate problems.

I am probably going to add to my s/w folder for a little while. Just used it last 08/19/2014. It fixed my problem removing browser highjacker istart123. That stuff is nasty.

If you haven't already used it by this msg date, I would advise you to try it and report your results.

Bootzee

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 5 months ago spaarks

Malawarebytes Free identifies very few tracking cookies, even on Threat Scan, whereas Spybot identifies lots. I am using the default settings for both programs.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 5 months ago MidnightCowboy Most antimalware programs will not flag tracking cookies because they are neither malware, nor a threat, but a privacy issue. You can control these items with browser extensions such as Ghostery and Privacy Badger. MC - Site Manager. https://www.ghostery.com/en/ https://www.eff.org/privacybadger view
Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 5 months ago spaarks

Ah I see, thanks for the explanation.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 5 months ago spaarks

It seems I was wrong about Spybot, on one hand it is too aggressive in that it appears to delete a lot of saved user names and such like.
On the other hand it missed OpenCandy, SearchProtect, Trovi and Clientconnect - all of which were detected and quarantined by Malawarebytes free edition.

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 5 months ago biggerabalone

how about window defender (the original spyware one, not the new antivirus). it comes free with windows 7 (and xp), has auto updates and real time protection and free cleanup. gives download scanning etc.

and i agree with another poster, ADWCleaner is sweet.

(i don't consider malwarebytes an antispyware?? but maybe that's just me)

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Best Free Adware-Spyware-Scumware Remover 6 years 4 months ago tinydancingcat

Just an update here on the SPYBOT listing. SPYBOT no longer provides real-time protection!

You have to buy SPYBOT to get that perk. Spybot will allow malware and spyware to access your computer in the free-ware version. It will only be removed if you scan your system and find it.

Bummer! SPYBOT use to be top of the line. But now they won't protect unless you pay.

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