Spyware software - Spycop

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  1. Pilli

    Pilli Registered Member

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    Hello, I have started this thread as Mr Balze mentioned Spycop in the TDS3 forum. I feel a discussion about Spycop seemed more apt here.
    My questions are:
    1. Would I gain any extra benefit from running Spycop as I already run, Spybot S&D, AdAware, spywareBlaster & spywareGuard.
    2. Does Spycop use a more advanced or better technology than those mentioned in quetion 1 or have they just been doing it longer & have a larger database.

    Thanks for any replies - Pilli
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Pilli,

    IMO Spybot is unbeaten in detection and speed of updates.
    The Adaware you´re running has not been updated in almost four months. :blink:
    SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard are excellent programs for protection and we all know how hard Javacool works on his updates. And when you´ve got Spybot S&D to back it up I think your protection against spyware is excellent.
    With Adaware hopefully coming soon with version 6, my advice would be to keep the money in your pocket for a while.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. Pilli

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    Pieter, Thanks for your reply.
    I am aware of AdAware's recent lack of updates, I have a licence for AdAware + so, hopefully, will be informed when the new V6 is available.
     
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    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Pilli,

    Yes, Lavasoft clearly stated in their announcements that all paying customers would get a free upgrade.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. spy1

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    Pilli - SpyCop is focused entirely on detecting keyloggers and keyloggers only.

    To the best of my knowledge, their database of keyloggers is larger than anyone else's - and, yes, they have been at it for quite awhile.

    I bought it years ago and have been entirely satisfied with it (you get life-time DB and engine updates for no extra charge when you purchase it).

    That said, the keylogger detection provided by other programs (notably SBS&D and TDS) should be sufficient for most users who aren't specifically concerned about the possibility of being key-logged .

    The major players in the keylogging market frequently make changes to make their programs harder to detect - or even try to disable anti-keylogging programs - I'm not sure how much of a priority it is with software that merely includes keylogger detection as a single element of their program to keep up with those kinds of changes and tactics.

    (I like malware-specific software - when a program concentrates solely on one threat, it generally does a better job of keeping up with that threat - at least IMO). Pete
     
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    Very well said, Pete!

    John
     
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