Your quite welcome, noonytunes
No, you don't have to scan with SpywareGuard
, it runs in the background like your AV, always workingSpywareGuard
works sorta like your Antivirus, except for spyware.
If you download a program that contains spyware and try to run it, SpywareGuard will notify you that it contains spyware, and give you the option to delete the spyware files.
Say you download a free program, but you didn't know it comes bundled with Gator.
When you try to install the program, and it gets to Gator.exe, a box will pop up warning you that Gator is trying to install.
You can either OK it, or delete it.
Of course deleting it might "break" the program, but if it needs spyware to work properly, who needs it anyway.
In case you haven't seen it yet, here's a tutorial on SpywareGuard
:Using SpywareGuard to protect your computer from Spyware & Hijackers
Edited by tg1911, 05 May 2005 - 10:34 AM.