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A-squared...should I?


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#1 graveangel

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 07:53 PM

:thumbsup: Hello all

Quick question,which is a strange one coming from me,the guy who prides on keeping everything protected ,but, i have never used a-squared and i get the idea its basically the same as ewido (but thats a guess) so my question is this. I have Spybot,ad-aware,ewido,defender among others and im wondering do i need another anti-malware programme,being a-squared?
I,like everyone down with protecting there PC's, feel that we all need as much protection as we can have,but what i dont want to do is download another programme that is practically the same as others.So, should i or shouldnt i bother?

and one other thing........has anyone tried the new ewido yet?I know its still in beta stage,but is it any good?

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 09:26 PM

Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes spyware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another.

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 09:59 PM

Just something to note...a2 has been known to report alot of false positives. Also, if you have 2-3 active protection programs then your computer should be fairly safe, and adding additional programs won't really do anything other than eat up system resources.

In my opinion, ewido is a better program than a2.
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 08:37 AM

Having two or three anti-spyware applications will catch all of the major examples of malware. The law of diminishing returns begins to operate much past three applications, because the addition ones end up finding really obscure and "doubtful" cases; nor would I trust a Beta application for computer security since a Beta is released for public TESTING, and relying on something untested for security does not, at least in my mind, make sense.
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 11:56 AM

Thanks for the replys guys. I know that different anti-malware products do detect different things, just wasnt sure on weather or not to download, and for now i think i may leave it. I have heard, like you stated Harry,that a2 does produce a few false positives, but likewise , having too many programmes eats system resources also. Security is more important than speed, but i do know i am pretty secure, what with running on-line scans frequently also.

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 02:17 PM

good day John, I hope this is where i'm to asks this ? since it seems to talk about anti-spywares. I have sypdoctor and spy reg mechanic--ad aware se -- norton corp edition and ZA i keep them all up-dated.. but I still get hit with Tros and it seem I get them after I have to reboot for a up-date should I get other spyware? you speak of 3 applications. I'm dealing with 3 tros that are in quarantine now by norton.
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 02:30 PM

Trojans are handled by your anti-virus, not anti-spyware, applications, and Norton apparently found all three of them and quarantined them for you. They are now in a place where they cannot hurt your computer, and you may safely delete them after a couple of days.
I don't recommend using more than one anti-virus, especially if you have the real time protection turned on, since they can conflict with one another. Rather than have two in residence, you can always use one of the excellent on-line anti-virus scans to "double check" your hard drive.
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:50 PM

Thank you John I did not know that I can delete them from norton I just always left them in there. "o}
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Posted 13 June 2006 - 05:57 AM

A-squared is one of the best software that I have ever used, if it cannot detect malware, you email in and tell them and send that file to them, thne they update it with in a few hours.

Also if there is faulse positives in there and you tell them about it and give them the files, they will look into it and an update will come out to not include it....... A-sqaured is the one of the best that i have ever used, and I am not saying that cause Im a staff member there under a different ID though.

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