Anti-adware misses most malware

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Pieter_Arntz, Apr 22, 2005.

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  1. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Now that 80% of home PCs in the U.S. are infected with adware and spyware, according to one study, it turns out that nearly every anti-adware application on the market catches less than half of the bad stuff.

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    Pieter
     
  2. span235

    span235 Guest

    Somewhat old news, I think.
     
  3. Primrose

    Primrose Registered Member

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    Not old in the sense that now many of them when you run multiple anti-adware application..you might be defeating the purpose each vendor is trying to accomplish..

    Disable your Anti Spyware Programs!, Please read before you run hijackthis

    By Mosaic1

    Many of you are running Anti-Spyware Programs in the background to try and prevent Spyware from being installed on your systems. However, when you run more than one of these programs at a time, it can have negative consequences. The programs can end up preventing each other from removing negative changes. So instead of preventing an infection you can become infected.

    And then when we try to advise you on the Forums, these same programs prevent you from making the changes which actually do clean up your systems.

    http://forum.gladiator-antivirus.com/index.php?&act=ST&f=170&t=25512
     
  4. Beefcarver

    Beefcarver Registered Member

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    You might have something with this that most people overlook. This could
    be a big problem and should be concidered a threat to all users.
    Thankyou for addressing this issue.
     
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