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Offline rdmaloyjr

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« on: August 20, 2006, 08:52:23 PM »
With "Use WinClamAVShield for integration" & "Integrate ClamAv in Realtime Shield" checked, does Spyware Terminator effectively turn ClamWin into an active resident anti-virus?

IF so, there will not be seven providers like avast! has.  It would only be one, the equivalent of standard shield.

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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006, 08:57:21 PM »
rdmaloyjr,
If you leave those boxes checked, you'll in essence have another AV program
checking all files in real time and it doesn't interfere with avast.  :)
You may notice some slight delays especially if you're low on resources.
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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2006, 10:40:32 PM »
If you leave those boxes checked, you'll in essence have another AV program checking all files in real time and it doesn't interfere with avast.  :)
Yeah...
Better, you don't have to use the 'other' ClamWin interface (unless you want its features)  :)
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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2006, 12:28:28 PM »
Hi Avast users

I was checking out Clamwin forum today and thought this may be of interest

http://forums.clamwin.com/viewtopic.php?t=515


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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2006, 02:12:24 PM »
Interesting crofty59,
Would you keep us updated as to the outcome on this issue?
I know I'd be courious to find out why an outdated engine is used?
Also how are they updating the definition files if it is an outdated engine?
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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2006, 03:15:30 PM »
Interesting crofty59, Would you keep us updated as to the outcome on this issue?
It would be great.

I know I'd be courious to find out why an outdated engine is used?
Also how are they updating the definition files if it is an outdated engine?
Indeed the definitions do not stay at the same place of the ClamWin, nor updating ClamWin updates the Spyware Terminator virus database...
They seem to be independent...  ::)
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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2006, 03:16:10 PM »
I've moved this post of mine about Spyware Terminator to here. Seems more appropriate.

The link of the antiSPYWARE Expert's "best not to have this program on one's computer " is :
http://www.landzdown.com/index.php?topic=9886.45 By "Corrine", Reply #58
Corrine is not a newbie... I respect his opinion. Here are some users 'different' opinions: http://www.spywareterminator.com/pr/testimonials.aspx
But, there are tons of things like that happening in the security industry: Alexa and Microsoft, for instance.
Won't you use any Microsoft product anymore?
The vendor itself announced that it was exiting the adware business... Why will we say of TONS of freeware that become shareware...
Here is the opposite... The guys come to the clean side of the force...
Can software developers change? Sure they can. Did they? Now the question is, did anyone find anything linking them back to adware?
I want to see a fact and not speculation...

Can you give me a product with this power?
Just only one... I think world is full of envy... This guy made a very and effective piece of software in my opinion.
Sorry, I won't support the 'old' shareware and paied versions of Spyware Doctor and Webroot Spy Sweeper  :P

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Well... at least that 'approach' this list... not a one that I could find...
Sorry, of course is not my intention to be a Spyware Terminator fan boy  ;D
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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2006, 03:59:22 PM »
Tech,
Ask Corrint to fix the last line of her signature:
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Take a walk though the

the word Though should be 'Through'   ;D ;D
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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2006, 07:25:01 PM »
 :)  Hi all :

     "Corrine" ( a "she" ) has been involved with getting crapware OFF
      people's machine's for years & is a highly qualified Microsoft Most
      Valuable Professional; I believe her "opinion" is based on
      EXPERIENCE , not unlike those slanted "testimonals" on the
      spywareterminator site. My impression is that the "malware
      fighters" on the antispyware forums have a "bad taste in the
      mouth" from years of dealing with  crapware and are NOT so easily
      forgiving as others not that deeply involved and therefore put a
      longer "probationary" period on the perpetrators of the past to
      see IF they have truly "turned over" a new leaf .
      Sounds like being very prudent to me !?
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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2006, 06:07:47 AM »
Hi

I will try to keep you all updated, have asked on ClamWin forum if they would keep me updated.

Can't Promise but will try.

Cheers Pete

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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2006, 10:30:44 AM »
Hi once again

I don't use Spyware Terminator myself you may have to check out there forums for answers.

Have rechecked with clamWin forum, and this is there response.

(can't speak for Spyware Terminator as ClamWin and Spyware Terminator are not affiliated in any manner.

I just posted my observation after installing their latest version that the clamav.dll file used in spyware terminator has the [creation date] set to december 2005. There were a few critical updates to clamav engine since.)

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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2006, 11:17:10 AM »
hey crofty59 :D
can't speak for Spyware Terminator as ClamWin and Spyware Terminator are not affiliated in any manner
why would some program put another program in it if they are not working together-no wonder the anti-virus end of it is so outdated 8)
for that reason i won't even think about putting it on my computer-NO WAY!!!!!
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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2006, 03:37:55 PM »
Maybe THIS will get us some answers.

(Hopefully you can reach that link without becoming a member. If not let me know and I'll
just quote the post made on their forum.)
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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2006, 04:57:30 PM »
Well you can reach you link without registering, now we will just have to wait for their response.
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Re: Spyware Terminator
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2006, 09:58:10 PM »
Hi folks,

Why could not two different programs get affiliated? I used ClamWin also as a non-resident scanner next to avast, and just for their regular new definitions, and not for their scanning technology that is really a bit of a Rip van Winkle style.
Why browsers programs and search engines can be in bed with each other, like FF and Google, or Flock and Yahoo, and hardware can have a relationship with certain AV like acer with their 90 days of Norton av.
And then when a anti-spyware program with a controversial history and now in purgatorium seeks the company of the open source ClamWin we all cry wolf, why? People can change, security solutions can too, old hackers are now security admins in grey suits and vests and very respected ITs, isn't it folks? Our world is a relative place...do not think black and white, but also in some grey shades..

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