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#1 spywareiskillingme


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Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:42 AM

I believe spybot is an awesome product, but why would ad-aware find so many files that sbsd could not?

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 13 September 2008 - 12:01 PM

Each particular program is good at finding certain things. There never has been one specific cure all for malware. That and malware writers are constantly modifying their junk to try and avoid detection. The anti-malware community is constantly updating and rewriting their programs just to keep up with the flood
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 08:06 PM

Despite co-operative efforts by the malware fighting businesses, there is no commonly accepted definition of what precisely constitutes spyware; some companies are more stringent than others in their interpretations, while others concentrate on particular areas more than others.
Thus the definition files of each company differ, and each application therefore looks for, and finds, different instances of spyware. For this reason, having several AS applications is good practice; while there is overlapping protection, there are also unique classes each will find.
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