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Spywareguard Outdated Definitions


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#1 saltydogg

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 02:00 PM

SpySweeper and Spyware Doctor slowed my computer too much so I installed SpywareGuard instead. I like it, but the latest definitions are dated January '04. Is this product still supported?

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:35 PM

Here's an explanation as to why, it doesn't need to update often:

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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 22 April 2007 - 04:06 PM

Thanks for that information...I really like the way my computer runs with SpywareGuard and SpywareBlaster installed and using SpySweeper and Spyware Doctor only for scans.

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 06:31 PM

You're welcome, saltydogg.
Those (SpywareBlaster & SpywareGuard) are 2 of the apps I've been using for several years, and have been pleased with the job they do.
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