Superior Anti-Spyware Software
Posted by fb- 13 years ago, closed 13 years ago
AdAware
26%
Spybot
31%
Microsoft's New Tool
10%
Hijack This
15%
Other
15%
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deathburger: linux, beos, qnx, etc etc etc
fb-: Amen.
mist3rjon3s: At risk of picking a fight with the 'burgers here, but isn't spyware a problem that affects popular operating systems, by definition (almost).  
 
And isn't it true that NO unix based OS (which every OS is) is secure by definition?  
 
And isn't it true that the least (so far) affected Operating Systems are also the least unpopular, because few hackers/spammers will bother to find/exploit weaknesses?  
 
deathburger: Pretty well wrong on all counts, actually:  
spyware a problem that affects popular operating systems

It hits Windows almost exclusively, because it's such a buggy poorly-designed POS.

isn't it true that NO unix based OS (which every OS is) is secure by definition

Every OS is not a *nix - see Windows or MacOS <= 9. That said, a multiuser OS like linux can be quite secure - install the software you need, then create a regular user (who cannot alter the system), disallowing execution of anything in that user's home dir. Pretty much no chance of anything happening then.

isn't it true that the least (so far) affected Operating Systems are also the least unpopular, because few hackers/spammers will bother to find/exploit weaknesses

I'm guessing you meant to say something else there.