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Posted 27 June 2010 - 02:14 AM
Posted 27 June 2010 - 01:55 PM
I am currently using AVG 9.0 and malwarebytes in my pc. But when I installed a-squared and scanned I found 5-6 viruses. Avg and mbam don't show anything. Then is it worthy to trust them or should i have a good anti-spyware? If I should then please recommend me a good lightweight freeware antispyware which would be compitible with avg also.
Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:13 PM
a-squared HiJackFree: Using security Software to scan data
...Sometimes security software falsely identifies important crucial system components as a threat (hence the term False Positives - FP).
Removing/deleting critical system files, even temporarily, can make a system crash. Sometimes the system will recover after a reboot, and sometimes it will not. Therefore, you may not be able to start your system. Special system restore measures may be needed, or even a full system re-installation.
...If detections are FP's, you run the risk of rendering your system inoperable...
Spyware Traces in Detail
...the a-squared Scanner looks for files, folders, registry entries and Tracking Cookies that are typically created by Spyware programs. Traces are exactly these trails that Spyware leaves behind.
This approach has both advantages and disadvantages for Malware recognition...The negative side is that it provides a relatively inexact, or insufficiently differentiated to be more precise, Malware recognition. Benign software can be falsely recognized, for example, if it uses the same file name or folder as a dangerous Spyware program.
Software discovered via Traces should therefore first be double-checked to see if it is actually Malware before it is finally deleted...
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