Author Topic: [SOLVED] Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?  (Read 13428 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Confused Computer User

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Advanced Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 700
  • The answer is 42
[SOLVED] Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« on: March 01, 2009, 07:33:13 PM »
Hi all,

This is more of a " do you recommend this" sort of question. My systems and programs are posted in my signature so I won't talk about those. Can any tell me if they are using Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?

If so, do any of you use it on Vista Home basic or Premium as a free real-time anti-spyware protection tool?
Can this Substitute for SAS (pro version with realtime protection)?
Are there any conflicts with Aast and Windows Deffender?
Last but not least, what is your overall impression of Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?

Thanks.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2009, 06:44:09 PM by Confused Computer User »
Computer Systems:

Intel Pentium 4 641 / 2GB RAM / Vista Home Basic SP2 / avast! 5.0 Home / SAS Free / MBAM Free / Windows Defender / Windows Firewall / Spyware Blaster/ Secunia PSI / Firefox 3.6 / Opera 10.5

Core2Duo T8300 / 4GB RAM / Vista Home Premium SP2 (32 bit version) / Same Software.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 87648
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009, 07:50:11 PM »
I'm not using it as my signature shows.

Personally since you have SAS and MBAM which I feel are better than ST I don't see why you would need it at all.

If for the resident protection, then surely windows defender covers that.

For me I just purchased the SAS Pro version (small one off fee) to provide anti-spyware resident protection, to bolster avast's anti-spyware detection.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 23.4.6062 (build 23.4.8118.762) UI 1.0.762/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67203
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2009, 07:52:47 PM »
My experience with Spyware Terminator is that its detection rate is poorer than SAS.
Spyware Terminator does not conflict with avast and Windows Defender. I strong suggest you do not use the antivirus resident of Spyware Terminator. Also, I won't use it as resident, only on demand.
For sure, no need for Crawler toolbar.
The best things in life are free.

Offline Confused Computer User

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Advanced Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 700
  • The answer is 42
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009, 07:58:29 PM »
Thanks davidR and Tech,

I'm asking because ST is free (and includes the realtime protection) where as with SAS, as you mentioned,  there is a one time charge, which I am hopping to avoid by using ST. If that can't be done then I'll probably pay the fee.

Does any one have a free real-time scanner alternative?

Cheers
Computer Systems:

Intel Pentium 4 641 / 2GB RAM / Vista Home Basic SP2 / avast! 5.0 Home / SAS Free / MBAM Free / Windows Defender / Windows Firewall / Spyware Blaster/ Secunia PSI / Firefox 3.6 / Opera 10.5

Core2Duo T8300 / 4GB RAM / Vista Home Premium SP2 (32 bit version) / Same Software.

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67203
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009, 08:03:43 PM »
I'm asking because ST is free (and includes the realtime protection) where as with SAS, as you mentioned,  there is a one time charge, which I am hopping to avoid by using ST. If that can't be done then I'll probably pay the fee.
You don't need to pay. You can use its real time protection.
What I think, it does not worth...

Does any one have a free real-time scanner alternative?
avast already has one.
The best things in life are free.

Offline Confused Computer User

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Advanced Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 700
  • The answer is 42
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009, 08:53:17 PM »
Quote
avast already has one.

I am aware of that but I wished to beef up the security on the pc. That's why I asked.
Computer Systems:

Intel Pentium 4 641 / 2GB RAM / Vista Home Basic SP2 / avast! 5.0 Home / SAS Free / MBAM Free / Windows Defender / Windows Firewall / Spyware Blaster/ Secunia PSI / Firefox 3.6 / Opera 10.5

Core2Duo T8300 / 4GB RAM / Vista Home Premium SP2 (32 bit version) / Same Software.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 87648
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2009, 09:18:15 PM »
I'm asking because ST is free (and includes the realtime protection) where as with SAS, as you mentioned,  there is a one time charge, which I am hopping to avoid by using ST. If that can't be done then I'll probably pay the fee.

As I said before you have the windows defender which I though provided resident protection.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 23.4.6062 (build 23.4.8118.762) UI 1.0.762/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

gery

  • Guest
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2009, 09:26:51 PM »
If you want to pay money put it on SAS or MBAM paid versions.
1-SaS is very very light .you want notice it is there at all
2-they both are more effective than ST wich has a mediocre scanner and detection at best
3- ST conflicts with AVAST
4- Avast doesn't really need help but just to be sure you can help yourself downloading DR Web cureIt and be happy and safe all the time
good luck anyway

Offline Confused Computer User

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Advanced Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 700
  • The answer is 42
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2009, 10:06:37 PM »
Thank you DavidR and gery,

I'll look into DrWeb CureIt.

Cheers
Computer Systems:

Intel Pentium 4 641 / 2GB RAM / Vista Home Basic SP2 / avast! 5.0 Home / SAS Free / MBAM Free / Windows Defender / Windows Firewall / Spyware Blaster/ Secunia PSI / Firefox 3.6 / Opera 10.5

Core2Duo T8300 / 4GB RAM / Vista Home Premium SP2 (32 bit version) / Same Software.

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 87648
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2009, 10:34:38 PM »
No problem.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 23.4.6062 (build 23.4.8118.762) UI 1.0.762/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67203
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2009, 12:14:53 AM »
3- ST conflicts with AVAST
No, not really.
The best things in life are free.

CharleyO

  • Guest
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2009, 12:35:34 AM »
***

I use ST and have no conflicts with avast.


***

Offline Confused Computer User

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Advanced Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 700
  • The answer is 42
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2009, 02:40:15 AM »
Maybe gery was referring to an older version. Better safe than sorry so I'll stick with what works for now.
Thank you Tech and CharleyO for your input.
Computer Systems:

Intel Pentium 4 641 / 2GB RAM / Vista Home Basic SP2 / avast! 5.0 Home / SAS Free / MBAM Free / Windows Defender / Windows Firewall / Spyware Blaster/ Secunia PSI / Firefox 3.6 / Opera 10.5

Core2Duo T8300 / 4GB RAM / Vista Home Premium SP2 (32 bit version) / Same Software.

Offline Tarq57

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3695
  • If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2009, 03:56:18 AM »
Threatfire works OK with Avast. It's a behaviour blocker. To tell the truth, though, it seldom alerts on anything except when installing or modifying software. (Which is exactly the way it should be.)
http://www.threatfire.com/
Long time since I've used ST, and I wouldn't recommend it.
I actually replaced it with Threatfire at the suggestion of one of the more knowledgeable users at the ST forum.
Very occasionally I read about Defender actually detecting and blocking something malicious. I has its uses, I guess, but from what I've read, both SAS and MBAM are streets ahead.
Windows 10,Windows Firewall,Firefox w/Adblock.

Offline Confused Computer User

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Advanced Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 700
  • The answer is 42
Re: Spyware Terminator 2.5.5.166?
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2009, 04:07:38 AM »
Well:

Quote
I actually replaced it with Threatfire at the suggestion of one of the more knowledgeable users at the ST forum.

that right there says something about ST. It's own forum users are putting it down.
You seem to like Threatfire. Were there any issues with Avast?

I read a few comments about it and they seem to fluctuate.
http://www.download.com/ThreatFire-AntiVirus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10726873.html

I'll put this in my "possibly, maybe alternative anti-spyware" file. (I'm not to happy about having to deal with a difficult removal in case of dissatisfaction with the product)

Thanks Tarq57
Computer Systems:

Intel Pentium 4 641 / 2GB RAM / Vista Home Basic SP2 / avast! 5.0 Home / SAS Free / MBAM Free / Windows Defender / Windows Firewall / Spyware Blaster/ Secunia PSI / Firefox 3.6 / Opera 10.5

Core2Duo T8300 / 4GB RAM / Vista Home Premium SP2 (32 bit version) / Same Software.