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Offline Abraxas

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Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« on: January 18, 2005, 08:53:02 AM »
 Have downloaded Microsoft's Anti Spyware program, an attempt by them to tackle the huge mal/spyware market of programs out there. I thought I'd give it a go.  Available at their downloads page. It's a Beta program, so no support as such,  but personally I'm feeling good about this. ;D
 It actually is looking promising, but it's early days .
 I like the interface and it's easy to navigate.
 A feature is linking all users , if you permit, to connect and collect information and spread to the network of users new mal/spy-ware instances and collect and share that info. I'll see how it goes, but this program looks very promising.
I'm keeping Ad-Aware , and just using the XP sp2 Firewall.  Sygate firewall is a consideration , if XP SP2's isn't adequate.
If others have any feedback from their use of MS Anti Spyware I'd love to hear from you.

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Re: Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2005, 08:55:51 AM »
There is already a thread about this. Use the search option on this board to find it.
And it isn't all that good (the application), as I have explained there.

edit: to the moderators: Move this thread to the other one?

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Re: Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2005, 04:36:19 PM »
 Eddy Search results didn't bring up the thread, but I looked through your posts; and for others the URL is :
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=10386.msg88470#msg88470

 I see no data posted to suggest there's any obvious problems although ?

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Re: Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2005, 04:55:21 PM »
I think this is the one he was talking about.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=10288.0

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Re: Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2005, 05:00:45 PM »

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Re: Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2005, 11:44:20 PM »
You know I started to try it, but after reading some of the reviews from users at www.download.com, and discovering that there is no UNINSTALL OPTION I decieded not to bother, I'll stick with Ad-Aware and Spybot!

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Re: Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2005, 12:41:28 AM »
You know I started to try it, but after reading some of the reviews from users at www.download.com, and discovering that there is no UNINSTALL OPTION I decieded not to bother, I'll stick with Ad-Aware and Spybot!
Keep in mind that the free versions of Ad-Aware and Spybot find alware after the fact. MS AntiSpyware  is resident.
It may not be the greatest but right now it's free. ;D I have all 3.
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Re: Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2005, 04:28:21 PM »
 :o No uninstall ! oops........ ;D
 bob3160 :
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Keep in mind that the free versions of Ad-Aware and Spybot find alware after the fact. MS AntiSpyware  is resident.
It may not be the greatest but right now it's free.  I have all 3.

I also was attracted by the resident protection Bob, as children are using the computer. Plus I also have all 3 program's. ( so I can clean up after the little rascal's )  ;)

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Re: Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2005, 04:33:32 PM »
Abraxas
My kids are all grown so now whenever I visit, I always come prepared
to clean up their computers. ;D
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Re: Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2005, 05:42:26 PM »
bob3160 :
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Abraxas
My kids are all grown so now whenever I visit, I always come prepared
to clean up their computers. 

My 11 year old thinks he's Einstein. Emulators, Game Roms, Dos boxes ; I've learn't so much "tidying up" after his intuitive & not so intelligent meanderings on the Web. No harm done really ;  :P ... somehow the kids of today really have a knack  of doing the most adventurous things, which I'd never consider doing myself.
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Re: Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2005, 06:20:00 PM »
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My 11 year old thinks he's Einstein. Emulators, Game Roms, Dos boxes
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kids of today really have a knack  of doing the most adventurous things, which I'd never consider doing myself.

I still use Roms, Emulators, Dos boxes now at 16 years old (still a kid inside i suppose  ::))

But im at college learning things like programming, advanced database and spreedsheets (if you can call them advanced), business in ICT, systems and configeration etc, which i find interesting. (All part of my A level)

But i can't wait untill next year when i get onto graphical design and Website design.

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Re: Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2005, 11:59:49 PM »
I ended up uninstalling it.  False positives and menu options that either didn't do what they said they would or just wouldn't work.

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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2005, 12:05:08 AM »
Another thing i noticed about the Microsoft Anti-Spyware, if you configer the anti-hijack page option, then change user accounts, it gives you a nice warning 'Warning, homepage has been changed' , Nah, you think so, its a different user account  ::)

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Re: Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2005, 01:39:43 AM »
You know I started to try it, but after reading some of the reviews from users at www.download.com, and discovering that there is no UNINSTALL OPTION I decieded not to bother, I'll stick with Ad-Aware and Spybot!
I downloaded Microsoft antispyware from the microsoft site and it came with a uninstaller.

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Re: Microsoft Anti Spyware program.
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2005, 03:20:03 PM »
I thought I would give it a try too.  It does have an uninstall.  I don't know how good the program is.  Did anyone use it and find anything with it?  Mine was clean ;D

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