Antispy of AVG antispyware

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by coldplay, Jun 5, 2007.

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  1. coldplay

    coldplay Registered Member

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    There is a feature called "Antispy" in AVG antispyware.
    The path is Main-Tool-Antispy. There are all kinds of tricks in that feature, disable this, disable that. I know some are OK to apply but some are debatable, some may even break the EULA or whatever of Microsoft products.

    So my question are :

    how do you think about this feature and would you apply them all ?

    Is avg capable enough to handle windows tweaking for ALL its costumers. If I apply all the tweaks, I would get a tighten security or a screwed up system.
     
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  2. innerpeace

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    I believe most of this can be done manually. In the services section all of my are checked, but I'm sure it is because I have disabled these services myself. I'm still tweaking on my system but have wondered the same thing. Under error reporting neither is checked here. I don't ever report errors so I need to fix this. Under WMP which I don't use unless the internet starts it. All but the last 2 are checked. The misc. tab is where I need help understanding the options or the importance of them.

    Another good question would be if AVG AS is uninstalled, will these changes be reversed?

    As to the relevance of the Services mentioned, you can find out about them here. http://www.tweakhound.com/xp/security/page_3.htm

    There is also a little check box at the bottom you can untick that says 'Show only recommended settings' that will give more options. Here is an older post you can check on although I don't think it gets into specifics. https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=137705&highlight=tools antispy
     
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  3. peter.ewido

    peter.ewido former ewido team

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    No, it doesn't :)
     
  4. coldplay

    coldplay Registered Member

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    really, no other ppl apply those tweaks AVG offers?
     
  5. lodore

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    hello coldplay,
    the antispy section of avg antispyware is just xp antispy program inside the avg interface.
    offical site below.
    http://www.xp-antispy.org/
    lodore
     
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    coldplay Registered Member

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    Thank you , lodore.
     
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