Bye bye CounterSpy!

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Doraemon, Jun 2, 2011.

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  1. Doraemon

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  2. Matthijs5nl

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    Exactly the same happened to the Sunbelt personal firewall.
    To be honest, I can't complain about it. A standalone antispyware application is the past. Instead, most users want integrated internet security solutions nowadays.
     
  3. PJC

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    Farewell CounterSpy...
     
  4. gery

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    R>I>P Counterspy
     
  5. Ibrad

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! :'( :'( :'(

    CounterSpy allowed me to use Sunbelt's good detection of adware and rootkits at times while still allowing me to use Panda Cloud. Oh well I am deeply sad to hear this because I am huge CS fan.
     
  6. Cloud

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    It's okay, Ibrad. Now you can try Spy Sweeper. :)
     
  7. Ibrad

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    I doubt SpySweeper would work on all three of my machines. The thing about CounterSpy was that is just worked lightly on all three of my machines. It just did its job without bothering anyone else who used the machine and it was so light they did not come to me saying they computer was slow and I needed to look at it.
     
  8. Cloud

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    How about Prevx or Iobit? Maybe SAS 5 (when it comes out)? I heard you once used Rising PC Doctor?

    @CounterSpy, Despite only knowing of your existence for a short time, it was nice knowing you. :(
     
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    What I don't understand, is this:

    That article says:

    (emphasis by me)

    Now I look at the definitions site:
    http://www.sunbeltsecurity.com/definitions.aspx

    And I see:

    (emphasis by me)

    It looks to me as some kind of contradiction: it is discontinued but there are still definitions released o_O

    Edited to add:
    Or maybe "Technical support for CounterSpy will be provided until December 31, 2011" should be read in the way that definitions will be released until December 31, 2011.
     
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  10. Brummelchen

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    no - development and sale is stopped but as long definitions are working
    they will be delivered (support for regged customers)
    (same als Eset AV 2.7 - no sale/dev but signatures for 2 more years)
     
  11. FanJ

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    OK, thanks.
    Maybe the article should have been a bit more clear about that, or I am not reading it right.
    (see also my "edited to add" in my previous posting)
     
  12. Spruce

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    Good decision I think :thumb:
     
  13. Ibrad

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    Why do you say that?
     
  14. acr1965

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    Prevx will be the next to go. Does SAS 5 actually detect anything in realtime? Version 4 and prior were ok for on demand scans but did poorly in real time detection. As for Iobit, I would not trust that product on my computer.

    I never really liked CounterSpy although I used it for a couple years. It was a nice on demand scanner but for real time I used something else. There was the long stretch of time just before VIPRE emerged as CS was being rewritten. It seemed like it took maybe two or three years to get the newer version of CS out despite the continued promises of its release. And for some reason Sunbelt products always seemed to be buggy for me, like they were all still some late beta release. I use ClearCloud now and it's probably their best product I have tried though.
     
  15. Triple Helix

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    Good laugh there! :D

    TH
     
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    I seriously doubt Prevx will be going anywhere anytime soon. If it does then Webroot just wasted a hell of a lot of money!
     
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    very true man:D
     
  18. The Hammer

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    But that's what large companies seem to want to do with the smaller ones they acquire.
     
  19. jmonge

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    very sad if that happened to counterspy
     
  20. Kernelwars

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    absolutely agree with you there..:thumb:
     
  21. SIR****TMG

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    Bye bye counterspy
     
  22. jmonge

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    bye bye indeed:D
     
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    "Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry" :D
     
  24. acr1965

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    FWIW I don't want to see Prevx go either. But of all the smaller company products acquired over the years how many are still offered as a stand alone? I guess there's the renamed AVG link scanner (what ever it's called). Any others? The percentage cannot be very high.
     
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    Tarnak ... I thought that same thing LOL!
     
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