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Avast 4.8 - Superantispyware still needed?
« on: March 30, 2008, 03:42:25 PM »
Hello,

avast 4.8 now also has spyware detection. But it seems to only scan files for spyware.
Adware-Spyware tracking cookies or registry keys / memory seem not to be scanned.

Maybe these features are somewhere hidden in avast 4.8, but I did not find them...

So am I right that I still need Superantispyware to get a really complete scan (including registry and memory and cookies) of my system?

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Re: Avast 4.8 - Superantispyware still needed?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008, 03:49:23 PM »
I use SAS all the time but only on demand. Not ever program will find everything. Scan once a week with SAS is a good idea.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - Superantispyware still needed?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008, 03:53:03 PM »
I use ST and CBOClean on real time too.
I recomend you to use SA if you like it.
I know a lot of people use his AV(KAV, Nod 32...with Antispy detection) with AS programs(SA,ST,spyware doctor, webroot spysweeper...) on real time.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - Superantispyware still needed?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008, 04:03:24 PM »
I use SAS all the time but only on demand. Not ever program will find everything. Scan once a week with SAS is a good idea.

Yes, I also got the habbit to scan once a week with SuperAntispyware. I like this program a lot for it's simplicity and am happy with the free version, as I do not want any resident modules to stick around.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - Superantispyware still needed?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008, 04:06:35 PM »
One of the reasons I don't use ST or AVG AS. They still leave back round services running even if your using them only on demand. When you close out SAS its closed. I use Avast 4.8 along with Comodo 3.0 w/HIPS. I stay well protected with this set up and never been infected in over 5 years. When I go to the dark side I use Sandboxie.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - Superantispyware still needed?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008, 04:39:11 PM »
When I go to the dark side I use Sandboxie.
Something inside us knows when we're in the dark side ;D
I don't use AVGas anymore, but SpywareTerminator uses (load) only a driver, not services running in background.
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Re: Avast 4.8 - Superantispyware still needed?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2008, 04:44:04 PM »
When I go to the dark side I use Sandboxie.
Something inside us knows when we're in the dark side ;D
I don't use AVGas anymore, but SpywareTerminator uses (load) only a driver, not services running in background.

It uses "spraiser" in the back round.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - Superantispyware still needed?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008, 04:45:46 PM »
It uses "spraiser" in the back round.
What is spraiser?
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Re: Avast 4.8 - Superantispyware still needed?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008, 04:49:12 PM »
It uses "spraiser" in the back round.
What is spraiser?

If you install ST thats the service it installs that is always running even if your only using it on demand.

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Re: Avast 4.8 - Superantispyware still needed?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2008, 04:52:04 PM »
If you install ST thats the service it installs that is always running even if your only using it on demand.
Just set the service to manual and everything will work...
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Re: Avast 4.8 - Superantispyware still needed?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2008, 04:56:49 PM »
"spraiser" = sp_rsser.exe  ;D
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Re: Avast 4.8 - Superantispyware still needed?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2008, 05:32:50 PM »
"spraiser" = sp_rsser.exe  ;D
This is a SpywareTerminator process... but using ST doesn't mean you won't have troubles in the dark side...
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Re: Avast 4.8 - Superantispyware still needed?
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2008, 05:44:03 PM »
Thats why I sandbox when I am on the dark side.  ;D