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Spyware Guard .....Updates?


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#1 10rand

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 08:45 AM

I have had Spyware Guard on my system for more than five months. It's been a long time since I have seen updates. Is this program still able to effectively guard my system with no recent updates? Since spyware is evolving why is it not evolving/improving or is it that good, such that it does not need any updates. Does anyone know what is going on? Thanks.
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Posted 23 May 2005 - 03:10 PM

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quoting: Stereo_Type link=board=34;threadid=13138;start=15#msg112632 date=1072107513]My question is, how come other spyware detection tools, like Spywareblaster and many more, update frequently, but SpywareGuard hardly ever updates?

Hi Stereo_Type,

The reason for less frequent updates with SpywareGuard is that it doesn't need to update as frequently. Much of its detection abilities are heuristics in nature. They work for many of the newer versions of spyware installers even without adding "signatures" for them. An update is made when there are new items coming out that are not detected that way.

SpywareBlaster's protections are all specific - target for target with no heuristics. It must be updated to stay on top of any new spyware items.


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