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#1 Elendil

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 12:45 PM

As I recently discovered, Spyware Doctor's trial doesn't appear to expire and allows you to use all of its features except for removing detected spyware with the trial. Now, I'm trying SpySweeper on my newly reformatted Windows XP Professional (Yay! That was one of the sweet sides in the bitter-sweet reformatting). What appears odd to me is that SpySweeper also allows all of its features except removal in its trial and its trial doesn't seem to expire. Since I used SpySweeper before, I remember its trial expiring. Can anyone confirm whether or not SpySweeper's trial expires or is cut off from updates after a certain period of time? FYI: I'm using version 4.5.9.
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Posted 12 June 2006 - 07:45 PM

Wait what's the point in keeping one of those trials if they don't remove the detected spyware? Is it just for the active guard features? Spyware Doctor can get pretty cumbersome in terms of background processes...I honestly don't know why you'd bother with the trial because it's not an excellent product until you purchase it. That's just my opinion though. I think freeware is a better alternative to the mainstream commercial trials.

Sorry that doesn't really answer your question haha... :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 June 2006 - 08:17 PM

Well I have all of the freeware avaliable (Ewido, A-Squared, Spybot, Ad-Aware SE, Spyware Blaster, Spyware Guard, etc.), so SpySweeper or Spyware Doctor are for their shields and extra, more thorough scanning packed in to one program incase I think I'm infected with non-viral malware but want only one, decent diagnostic scan instead of multiple. Also, as mentioned the shields/filters are also a plus and I like using them rather than a company firewall as opposed to Windows Firewall. In regards to not being able to remove the malware, I have killbox. Merely copy & paste the location and everything is bye-bye. :thumbsup:
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