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Google offering spyware doctor with antivirus for free


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#1 princess_sophia

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 03:37 PM

Google is offering free spyware doctor with antivirus as a part of it's google pack. Link to get it is here: http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_instal...;utm_medium=hpp
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 10:34 AM

With all these free antivirus products, antivirus software industry is going to go down the hill. Norton and McAfee time to find new jobs :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 09:00 PM

Im using the avast 5 beta, but I'm gonna go download and try spyware doctor :thumbsup:
Just a question, is this going to be the complete version? Or only a trial?...

Whoops, answered my own question, seems its only a starter edition

http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/google_pack/

Edited by xblindx, 27 December 2009 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:30 PM

No its not Starter edition. Its with Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 12:45 PM

Are you 100% positive? I would like to try this out, but I have avast! 5 beta 3 installed. I really don't want to uninstall it just to find out that it is indeed the starter edition. And one other question, in your opinion, is Spyware Doctor with Antivirus better than avast!?

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pyware Doctor with Anti-Virus, the version of Spyware Doctor included in Google Pack, has full scan and remove capabilities, scheduled scans, free protection updates, and limited real-time protection from both spyware and viruses. The full version of Spyware Doctor includes enhanced real-time protection and additional support options.


Source: http://www.google.com/support/pack/bin/ans...mp;answer=63535
Makes it seem that something is missing from the version of Spyware Doctor included in the Google Pack?

Edited by xblindx, 28 December 2009 - 12:53 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2009 - 01:51 AM

I'll see if it's indeed the full version or not. It seems that all the major antivirus companies are moving to mac and linux now. Very very interesting.
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 08:28 AM

Spyware Doctor from Google pack is a 85 MB download but it offers limited real-time protection (on-guard protection). For the free version of Spyware Doctor, you get only File Guard and Immunizer. Other things like site protection, cookie protection, keylogger guard, network guard etc are not active in free version.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 05:48 PM

Spyware Doctor from Google pack is a 85 MB download but it offers limited real-time protection (on-guard protection). For the free version of Spyware Doctor, you get only File Guard and Immunizer. Other things like site protection, cookie protection, keylogger guard, network guard etc are not active in free version.


Well for site protection there is WOT, spyware blaster for cookie protection, keylogger and network guard are handled by online armor quite well.
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:39 PM

WOT will not protect you from visiting a dangerous site, or from drive by downloads. It will only recommend that you leave the site.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:40 PM

Yes. Instead use avast! which provides web scanner which checks all drive by infections.




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