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#1 Philip Brampton

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 03:32 AM

I would like to use Spyware Guard but i am a bit concerned that the definitions are only up to date as of January 2004.Could i please have some guidance.
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 12:03 PM

Info found @ Wilders security Forum.

{Quote: MikeBCda Senior Member @ Wilders Dated 9-9-04} "Javacool's "style" with SpywareGuard is that anything new generally is incorporated into program upgrades, since (if I understand correctly) for all practical purposes it doesn't use what we think of as definitions.

Since it's heavy on heuristics protection, it's probably a fair guess that you'll see those upgrades primarily when new kinds of exploits are discovered in the wild -- or, of course, to fix bugs and glitches. And of course JC himself can't predict those."

You may also want to check out this link from Wilders. Here Go down to the 2nd post.

Edited by scarlett, 04 November 2004 - 12:05 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 01:43 PM

Hi Philip, :thumbsup: to BC.

Spywareguard is an excellent program and I would recommend you use it and Spywareblaster both. As the links that scarlett provided point out, it is not looking for a particular program, it is looking for certain patterns of activity that may indicate spyware is on your system so it does not need to be updated that often.

One thing I see asked a lot about Spywareguard is that people are not sure if it is doing anything, if it is working or not. To test if it is working, all you have to do is try to change your homepage and it will popup and ask you if you want to allow the change or not. This is one of the things it is looking for, someone or something trying to change your homepage, like a hijacker.
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#4 Philip Brampton

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 02:04 PM

Thanks to you both.I think i now understand.I will be insalling Spyware Guard .

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:39 PM

You are so very welcome! :thumbsup: Glad to help. :flowers:
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 10:50 PM

Just as a note, if you have spybot installed with teatimer, then you do not need spywareguard




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