Any spyware doctor + antivirus starter edition users?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Kees1958, Jun 16, 2010.

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  1. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    Just for fun tried google packs Spyware Doctor + Antivirus starter edition.

    Way back when I had a norton + spyware doctor + webwasher lisence (my first PC), it was heavy. I am surpirsed how light it is running.

    Anyone using it on Wilders?
     
  2. andyman35

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    I've not tried it for a few years due to the latency you described,interesting if they've lightened it up since the detection capability was decent if memory serves me.I still have 6 months left of a year's promo licence I got,might just give it another run.
     
  3. Ibrad

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    What is the different between the starter edition and the antivirus? Now that the AV contains an Antispyware database and possibly uses the Norton engine why use the google edition?
     
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    Since v.7, the same >90MB Symantec-architecture database is now used the for all products here.
    How effectively that database is used varies depending on the features of each product.
     
  6. Kees1958

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    @Ibrad

    Not really a reason, only my information backlog, thanks


    @Pc_Pete

    I will give the free AV a try, thanks


    This is why I like this forum
     
  7. Meriadoc

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    Kees and others,

    always known as being 'heavy' and a f/p generator - how is that now (afraid I can't look at it myself at the moment.)
     
  8. quanzi_1507

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    I enable it once a month for a quick scan (which always detects some tracking cookies). With AV suite these day I don't really need Antispyware real-time protection anymore.

    Strangely the update is got each time I reopened the app. Now it's been over 70MB, even worse the iUpdater doesn't support resume.
     
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