AVG Anti-Malware

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by blueoysterdvp, Jan 1, 2007.

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  1. blueoysterdvp

    blueoysterdvp Registered Member

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    I'm sure it was already discussed here ,but what was decided on the difference between AVG Anti-Spyware and Avg Anti-Malware besides Virus detection?Does the anti-spyware detect trojans and worms like the previously available and reliable Ewido 3.5?
    Duane
     
  2. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    They are all the same thing! But it is really called AVG-AntiSpyware!

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    Firecat Registered Member

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    AVG Anti-Malware = AVG Professional engine + Ewido engine
    AVG Anti-Spyware = Enhanced Ewido engine
    Ewido AntiMalware = Ewido before Grisoft purchased it
     
  4. vinzenz.ewido

    vinzenz.ewido former ewido team

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    Yes this is correct. :)


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  5. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    How effective does anyone think the RealTime Guard is with it's Heuristics in preventing any new or unknown malware from infecting a PC if you are using Firefox as your browser. I have AVG ISS installed, and keep wondering if the AS Component in it is needed with Firefox.
     
  6. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Well if the AS component causes you no problems then you may as well keep it, you never know when you might need it.
     
  7. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    The AVG Antispyware Component doesn't necessarily cause any problems, but it does slow down boot up by not loading the AVG Icon nearly as fast as when it's not installed in the Suite. It also makes the AVG service exe in Task Manager climb from 1 to 2 MB in memory usage, to 35MB or more when reinstalled. I have 512MB of RAM, but use Word Perfect and Media Player together a lot, and that combined with the high mem usage caused by the AS Component being installed slows down my PC after a few hours. That's why if it just isn't needed with Firefox I don't really want to use it. Unless of course someone knows if it would prevent new or unknown malware from infecting a PC in RealTime even when using Firefox.
     
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