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Offline Sputnik.RU

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Re: Avast and Microsoft AntiSpyware
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2005, 01:59:59 PM »
M$ AntiSpyware is based on Giant's product... I noticed much false positives with this one... I don't say it's bad, but I recommend you to use Ad-Aware/Spybot S&D combo instead :) that's less bloated too  8)

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Re: Avast and Microsoft AntiSpyware
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2005, 04:33:08 PM »
M$ AntiSpyware is based on Giant's product... I noticed much false positives with this one... I don't say it's bad, but I recommend you to use Ad-Aware/Spybot S&D combo instead :) that's less bloated too  8)
However neither of those programs (Free Versions) offer any real time protection. Both are designed to remove spyware after it's already on your computer. A part of the MS AntiSpyware
software monitors your activity and warns you of any changes before they occur. 
StyleWarz is correct in the fact that this program has many false positives and the program is quite bloated. On my system, It seemed to cause a start-up deleay.
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Re: Avast and Microsoft AntiSpyware
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2005, 04:44:33 PM »
I had the MS (Giant) program on my computer until just the other day, when I removed it. It took forever to boot up but seemed to do a decent job otherwise. I never had a false positive occur, nor did their antispyware ever catch anything. I don't frequent gaming sites, children's sites, or porn sites, which might explain my computer's lack of spyware.

Other than the ridiculously slow boot problem, it seemed to function nicely.
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Re: Avast and Microsoft AntiSpyware
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2005, 08:10:09 PM »
It is still a betaversion ideed!  But like it has been said before in other replies it is almost exactly the same software as Giants Anti-spyware! Kinda a shame really so I hope they don't simply copy/paste everything when the full version is released!

BTW, I read somewhere that MS is willing to make their own AV!
Don't think it will beat Avast! really!  ;)

I do recommend Spywareblaster to everyone! Afterall it is always better to prevent then to cure!  8)

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Re: Avast and Microsoft AntiSpyware
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2005, 09:53:04 AM »
BTW, I read somewhere that MS is willing to make their own AV!
Don't think it will beat Avast! really!  ;)
Well, if M$ does his job good, they can make a very good anti-virus... They bought RAV (Romanian AntiVirus) a year or some ago... That scanner is just amazing...
But we know M$, they will screw up again, so we stay happy with Avast! :)