CounterSpy Consumer 2.0 Limited Beta is now available

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  1. Chubb

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  2. eburger68

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    Hi All:

    Sunbelt is announcing the start of a limited public beta for CounterSpy 2.0. Those interested in participating should visit the following web page for instructions on how to register in the Sunbelt Beta forums and download the latest available build of CounterSpy 2.0.

    http://www.sunbelt-software.com/spyware/CounterSpy/csc-lpb.htm

    Best regards,

    Eric L. Howes
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  3. trjam

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    Well I am in and for a quick look and use, I am impressed with what they have done. It looks good and they have added a lot to it.
     
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    LOL, I am in 2 betas where both actually work. This must be catching on. Counter Spy newest beta is really interesting. More to come.
     
  5. WSFuser

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    hows CS 2.0 beta with resources? i remember 1.5 being a bit of a memory hog.

    my download is slowly finishing but i wanted to ask first.
     
  6. trjam

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    doing a scan right now with my browser open and my cpu is running around 40 percent. Light compared to Spy Sweeper which would spike a 100 during the scan. It is early, but I like what I see.
     
  7. Chubb

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    Memory figures when idle, NOT performing a scan:

    SBCSSvc.exe
    - Working set 10,900K
    - Peak usage 32,744K
     

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    It is quite in the background and is not slowing anything down that I am currently doing.
     
  9. the Tester

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    The CounterSpy beta is using a little over 23,000K here.
    That's the service.exe and tray.exe.
     
  10. WSFuser

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    yes thanks. ive just got it installed and updated. im very happy with its resource usage.
     
  11. JerryM

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    The improvement in resource usage is significant. My version uses from 90,000 to 100,000K.

    I have not had the nerve to try the beta, and will wait awhile to see how it goes.

    Jerry
     
  12. lodore

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    looks good to me and could be a replacment to spysweeper when lanched.

    f-secure and spysweeper need to be replaced and i think ive found my replacements.

    antivir suite to replace f-secure
    counterspy to replace spysweeper version 5.0.

    since antivir is really light i might later add a few more apps.

    anyscreenshots of the beta? or are you not allowed to disclose that?
     
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  14. lodore

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    im kinda off testing betas myself atm since the last one made me have to reformat my old pc. otherwise i would
     
  15. trjam

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    Oh go ahead lodore and give it a shot. I love it, very stable and good. Sure beats Spy Sweeper and Spy Doctor for features that actually work.
     
  16. the Tester

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    This beta has been stable here.
    Give it a try lodore and you may like it a lot.;)
     
  17. lodore

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    well i sort of want to try it because spysweeper is such a resourse hog and causes so many problems. if you look in my sig you will se that I want to replace f-secure and spysweeper with antivir,prevx1 and counterspy.

    but i dont know if i will try it yet.
     
  18. controler

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    Other then a one time BSOD right after install, I haven't had any problems.

    detected a superadblocker that was installed by SUPERAntiSpyware but CS at present says the active X is unknown.
    Eric? is there a way to send the file to support to be in a list? or I am sure they know about it by now?

    Comes from Superadblocker dot com

    controler
     
  19. gerardwil

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    I am not able (or I am doing something wrong) to download counterspy. My membership is pending now for about three days!

    Gerard
     
  20. eburger68

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    controler:

    You wrote:

    I assume that you're talking about the BHO tool, not the results of an on-demand scan. We are currently building up a white list of "known goods." If you have a program that you think ought to be whitelisted, send us a link to the installer or download page. You can submit those suggestions to me directly at:

    ehowes(at)sunbelt-software.com

    Best,

    Eric L. Howes
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  21. eburger68

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    Gerard:

    You wrote:

    Send me an email at ehowes(at)sunbelt-software.com. Reference this discussion thread and tell me the username that you registered under at the SUnbelt beta forums. We'll get it straightened out.

    Best,

    Eric L. Howes
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  22. gerardwil

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    Thanks Eric :thumb:,

    Everything OK now.

    Gerard
     
  23. aigle

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    Hi eburger68, I singned up for the beta few days back but still my memberships is shown pending. I wonder how many day it will take?
     
  24. webmedic

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    just curious how much info you can get into here a
    I have asked to join the group for 2.0. Is it still open? Since I'm seeing quite a few that have been waiting for a few days to get added to the beta group.
     
  25. eburger68

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    Hi All:

    Anyone having problems getting in to the CSC limited beta should send me an email at ehowes(at)sunbelt-software.com. In the body of the email, reference this discussion thread. And please be sure to tell me the username under which you registered at the Sunbelt beta forums -- not much I can do without knowing your username.

    Best,

    Eric L. Howes
    Sunbelt Software
     
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