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#1 Doug Dobie

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 01:59 PM

I have Shaw Secure, RegCure & XoftSpy on my computer. Shaw's scheduled scan is Wednesday, RegCure's is Thursday & XoftSpy's is Friday. And, of course, I can manually do whatever. Is this OK?

Yesterday, I tried to manually scan with Shaw Secure. I clicked the Scan button & it would not go to the next step. I had to unistall then reinstall it. Time will tell I guess but I would appreciate any inputs.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 03:14 PM

My take on registry cleaners, use only when necessary. I haven't run mine in 2 years. I certainly wouldn't run it once a week. Xoftspy used to be considered rouge software. They supposedly cleaned up their act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XoftSpy( note the wiki entry was probably written by someone at Xoftspy)
I have no experience with Shaw Secure
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Edited by garmanma, 15 November 2007 - 03:17 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:02 PM

Other users comment on Shaw: http://forum.ncix.com/forums/index.php?mod...1&subpage=1

One 'ranking' of anti-spyware: http://www.adwarereport.com/mt/archives/000004.html (Many others as well)

Shaw does not seem to be well liked. I never heard of it before. Many other utilities seem to rank above Xsoft.

As for RegCure- I have read many posts on various boards from folks with problems that said "It all started right after I ran RegCure."

Registry 'cleaners' are not needed by XP, and the chances that they will create problems is much (much) grater than any slight improvement that may occur. I read a post from a long-time Microsoft MVP who said that he had been using XP since it was first released, and had never cleaned the Registry. Everything still works fine...
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 09:05 PM

Would definately agree that you shouldn't be running Regcleaner that often if at all. Only when really needed and then ONLY after backing up the registry.

Shaw Secure: I've no user experience but is a product from F-Secure a very good company. I feel it's Ok to use as they provide the Shaw product to you thru your ISP,correct. It may not be as good a the free ones you can get here but agai ,no experience.
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But any way the Rule of thumb is One AV,One firewall ( as you didn't mention what you are using there).
and several layers of Anti spyware of which I recommend SuperAntiSpyware ,Comodo BOClean and Spywareblaster

Edited by boopme, 15 November 2007 - 09:11 PM.

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