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Spywareguard 2.2 No Longer Supported?


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#1 scratcher

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 12:41 AM

Hi All:

Does anyone know what's going on with SpywareGuard 2.2?

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html

The Definitions Date in my program shows as 1/22/04 which seems very old.

But every time I click to do an update, after checking for updates it returns the message:

No Updates Available. You have the latest SpywareGuard definitions


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Posted 26 October 2006 - 09:40 AM

Taken from Wilders Security Forums (Javacool Software Forums)

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quoting: Stereo_Type link=board=34;threadid=13138;start=15#msg112632 date=1072107513]My question is, how come other spyware detection tools, like Spywareblaster and many more, update frequently, but SpywareGuard hardly ever updates?

Hi Stereo_Type,

The reason for less frequent updates with SpywareGuard is that it doesn't need to update as frequently. Much of its detection abilities are heuristics in nature. They work for many of the newer versions of spyware installers even without adding "signatures" for them. An update is made when there are new items coming out that are not detected that way.

SpywareBlaster's protections are all specific - target for target with no heuristics. It must be updated to stay on top of any new spyware items.


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Posted 26 October 2006 - 04:49 PM

I see.

Thank you.

I've been puzzled for some time about this but I guess that solves the problem.

Cheers,

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