Future of SpywareGuard

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Seishin, Sep 11, 2006.

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  1. Seishin

    Seishin Registered Member

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    I stopped using this program by Javacool last year because of the lack of updates and knowing that this utility hasn't been updated since 2004.

    So question is: What's going to happen to it? Is it going to be updated or not?

    I think it's a shame leaving this nice little program like that, basically orphaned.

    Any ideas,


    Cheers.
     
  2. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    poor bugger
     
  3. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    It's still useful in some cases. Personally I don't see any need to remove it, but ultimately in depends on your own type of security configuration.

    Like the product's documentation states:
    SpywareGuard has heuristics and does not need to be updated so often.

    In fact, I'm wondering to myself how powerful its heuristics are that it seems to have become a set-it-and-forget-it piece of security software.
     
  4. alexfido

    alexfido Registered Member

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    hi everyone,to the question "does it work" since installing SG two weeks ago my warning have been reduced to almost nil,i run panda platinum 2006 and spybot as a back up checker and spy bot gets nothing.
    i down loaded mine from major geeks and as i put used systems together and give them to charity or people who cant afford to buy them,it gives me the opportunity to evaluate free anti-nasty stuff i will be putting SG on every machine.happy days:thumb:
     
  5. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    exactly what I had in my mind :rolleyes:
    Javacool should comment on this thread, I think o_O :(
     
  6. kdm31091

    kdm31091 Registered Member

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    The heuristics thing has been their excuse for coming on 3 years now. The big obvious thing is that IT USED TO BE UPDATED, even with the heuristics. So obviously it's abandoned or something.
     
  7. btman

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    As far as I'm concerned... It has no future.
     
  8. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Hi,

    There has been a new version of SpywareGuard in the works for a while, but it has basically required a complete re-write. With Vista approaching, a delay was necessitated to determine the best method of addressing current and future spyware / hijacker related issues (especially with Vista compatibility in mind).

    I don't have any estimate on when it'll be available, but it is one of the projects I'm working on. :)

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  9. aigle

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    That,s nice.
     
  10. cheater87

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    yay a new version
     
  11. minacross

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    glad to hear it JC, thanx :thumb: :D
     
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