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rollinroll

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Does Ad-Aware PRO and Avast run rogether?
« on: March 17, 2008, 07:07:55 PM »
Does Ad-Aware PRO with real-time protection and Avast! run nicely together?

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Re: Does Ad-Aware PRO and Avast run rogether?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008, 07:47:30 PM »
Yes. But I don't think you will improve your security using Ad-aware (free or paid). There are better antispyware protection (avast itself, SuperAntispyware and SpywareTerminator).
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rollinroll

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Re: Does Ad-Aware PRO and Avast run rogether?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008, 08:39:20 PM »
Hmm... SpywareTerminator is listed under Rogue/Suspect on spywarewarrior.com... http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#products

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Re: Does Ad-Aware PRO and Avast run rogether?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008, 08:46:14 PM »
Hmm... SpywareTerminator is listed under Rogue/Suspect on spywarewarrior.com... http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#products

Might wanna read that link of yours again ...

Spyware Terminator     invender.nl     no trial version available - Please note that this is not the same program as Crawler.com's "Spyware Terminator," a popular freeware application  [A: 2-26-05 / U: 9-7-07]

But yes it was once listed, HOWEVER:

Note on SpywareTerminator:  We originally listed Spyware Terminator on this page out of concerns that Crawler, the company behind the product, had established connections with IBIS, a well known adware distributor responsible for such adware programs as Wintools, Websearch, & Huntbar. Although we found no problems in our initial testing with Spyware Terminator, and while the vendor itself announced that it was exiting the adware business (1), we decided out of caution to impose a three month probation period before we would consider re-testing and, if warranted, de-listing the the product from the Rogue/Suspect list. During that three month probation period we monitored the behavior of IBIS and Crawler. At the end of the three month probation period we re-tested Spyware Terminator, again finding no problems serious enough to justify listing the program on this page. As the vendor involved has not been involved in the distribution of adware for many months, and as the program itself exhibits no problems serious enough to warrant mention on this page, we have decided to de-list Spyware Terminator from the Rogue/Suspect list and can no longer regard the program to be "rogue/suspect."

Note: not to be confused with Spyware X-terminator from Stompsoft

Domains: spywareterminator.com, spyterm.com, crawler.com


http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#spyterm_note

drhayden1

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Re: Does Ad-Aware PRO and Avast run rogether?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2008, 08:48:57 PM »
no trial version available - Please note that this is not the same program as Crawler.com's "Spyware Terminator," a popular freeware application...
wrong program ;) same name....Darth_Mikey-i think we posted about the same time :)
« Last Edit: March 17, 2008, 08:53:21 PM by drhayden1 »

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Re: Does Ad-Aware PRO and Avast run rogether?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008, 09:03:53 PM »
Ok, so i got SUPERAntiSpyware Professional and it seems to be working good with avast and everything but i have one queastion:
When i scanned i got: Trojan.Downloader-GEN/MSI
What the hell is this? Ad-Aware reported nothing when i scanned with that and not avast either...

drhayden1

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Re: Does Ad-Aware PRO and Avast run rogether?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2008, 09:12:35 PM »
http://www.fileresearchcenter.com/M/MSI.EXE-10228.html
what did you do with the file after it detected it ;D

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Re: Does Ad-Aware PRO and Avast run rogether?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2008, 10:04:48 PM »
Lol, glad i leaved it alone...