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Re: MICROSOFT OFFERS FREE ANTIVIRUS AND ANTISPYWARE PROGRAMS
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2005, 12:12:15 AM »
It seems to be very good, even though some the processors are names Giantantispy...  ;D

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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2005, 04:25:33 AM »
Pavel,

I agree with your comment.  From what research I could find, they are planning to come out with their own antivirus product to compete with some of the big guys like McAfee and Symantec, thus it makes sense that this "freebie" would not be a full blown AV product.

Another user reported something on the MS Anti-spyware Beta that it could only be used till July or until the "commercial" product was released.

MS is at it again.! ::)

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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2005, 05:06:45 AM »
Techie yea it says the Beta version Expires July 31, 2005  :(

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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2005, 05:56:11 AM »
Mac,

Thank you.  Yes, it figures that MS would not give away much for free.
The Antispyware will go "payware" for sure, and the Antivirus is only a cleaner at best.

We have all we need now.   ;D .....Avast and Spyblocker!

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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2005, 06:00:09 AM »
Mac,

Thank you.  Yes, it figures that MS would not give away much for free.
The Antispyware will go "payware" for sure, and the Antivirus is only a cleaner at best.

We have all we need now.   ;D .....Avast and Spyblocker!

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Yes Avast and spybloacker are a great combo
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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2005, 06:01:06 AM »
Mac,

Thank you.  Yes, it figures that MS would not give away much for free.
The Antispyware will go "payware" for sure, and the Antivirus is only a cleaner at best.

We have all we need now.   ;D .....Avast and Spyblocker!

 ;)
Yes Avast and spybloacker are a great combo
Too bad it will go Payware it is not that bad of a program
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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2005, 06:10:22 AM »
I'd laugh and get a fright @ the same time if Microsoft at the last minute decided to make it a freeware program ;D

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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2005, 06:40:48 AM »
Well, I downloaded the Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta. Did a FULL system scan in 6 mins, 29 secs. Found 3 items. (2) Adware programs at the "Elevated" level, (1) item, a Browser Plug-In, Moderate level. These items were not found by my other Spyware programs I have such as Ad-Aware SE, SpyBot S&D, Spyware Blaster. I deleted them. Will continue to monitor the program for efficiency.

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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2005, 09:06:15 AM »
Neal

What were the 3 items it found?  I bet one was Searchsquire.

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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2005, 09:37:33 AM »
On my system it found one of them   ;D

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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2005, 10:40:56 AM »
PigDog, Well actually what was found on my pc was 1. Brilliant Digital, (Adware) Elevated importance, 2. MyWay Search Bar (Browser Plug-In) Moderate Importance, then  3. Search Squire (Adware) Elevated importance. HTH. :)

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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2005, 01:40:38 PM »
It would be interesting to see if anyting would be picked up on Non-IE default browser systems (like forefox, opera, etc.), because this looks like it only checks IE browsers (and IE based clones).
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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2005, 03:44:03 PM »
Only eDonkey2000 reg values detected on my PC (although i'm using only eMule).
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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2005, 03:49:32 PM »
@Neal -
The Brilliant Digital is a false positive. What I mean is I bet you have Irfanview installed  ;D

Irfan view handle "body paint 3d" files which has a B3D extension - and has nothing to do with Brilliant Digital -

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Re: Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta Due 6th January
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2005, 03:50:46 PM »
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