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is Spyware Guard different from SpywareGuard?

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#1 ClotildeA


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Posted 06 March 2010 - 04:11 PM

cause they say Spyware Guard is spyware even tho SpywareGuard is supposed to be good antispyware

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 05:39 PM

SpywareGuard is by javacool software which is also the vendor for SpywareBlaster and a legitimate product.

Spyware Guard is a rogue and removal instructions are here: How to remove Spyware Guard 2008 and Spyware Guard 2009 (Uninstall Instructions)

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#3 ClotildeA

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:14 PM

Now I hear SpywareGuard is out of date. Does anybody know any good antispyware programs that are up to date, realtime & free?

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:40 PM

Real time and free pretty much narrows your search down to Spyware Terminator.
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:51 PM

Windows Defender is probably your best bet. If you frequently have malware
problems or are a new user then I would recommend spending a few bucks on
Super Antispyware.
In reality, your best antimalware defense is knowing how malware gets on your
computer and avoiding the risks. Avoid using file sharing programs to get free
movies or music, NEVER install a cracked program, never open an email unless you
know who it is from, never open an attachment unless you have verified with the sender
what it is and never click on any links unless you have verified their source.

Use Secunia online scanner to check your programs for missing security updates.
VERY IMPORTANT http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online/

Using the Firefox Browser with NoScript addon will protect you from getting infected
by just visiting a site. Most popular sites have malware on one or more of their pages
and in their ads.


Do you have an antivirus program installed?

Edited by buddy215, 06 March 2010 - 07:56 PM.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 08:36 AM

SpywareGuard is a limited real-time protection tool that monitors certain events and then acts to notify you that these events are taking place rather than prevent specific threats. SpywareGuard will notify you of any event attempt to change the browser home page - it makes no judgment on whether the change is good or bad but leaves the decision up to you to allow or deny it.

SpywareGuard's strongest protection is its Browser Hijacking Protection which does not require constant definition updates because its detection abilities use a heuristic (rule-based) engine engine. Normally, for an Anti-Virus product to detect a virus, the virus must have been seen before, analyzed and detection added to the signature update files. Heuristics are used since there are some families of viruses that continually change their appearance and it is not possible to detect every variant. Heuristics allows setting up a defined set of rules so if it looks like a virus, and acts like a virus it can be detected, even if the virus has never been seen before. SpywareGuard uses this same approach for detecting spyware.

As such, it is still useful if you don't have another security tool which provides similar protection.
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