Is Aluria's Antispyware good?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by gracie123, Mar 14, 2006.

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  1. gracie123

    gracie123 Registered Member

    Aug 4, 2005
    I have Spy Sweeper as my antispyware right now and I may renew. Although, I noticed ewido has more definitions than Spy Sweeper does. But I tried it and didn't see anywhere on the program that it has "Shields" like Spy Sweeper does. I found Spyware Doctor and I thought it was great... how is detection compared to Spy Sweeper or ewido for Spyware Doctor?

    Also, is Aluria's at antispyware program good?

    Thanks, I would appreciate as much feedback as I can :)

  2. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

    Apr 15, 2002
    It's a fairly decent piece of software but this is one time where one needs to question whether they want to take the good with the bad. Touch it with a ten foot pole comes to mind.

    Aluria Trys To Whitewash The WhenU Fiasco

    What will the SEC think of Aluria and Earthlink now?

    Aluria Trying To Erase History

    An ongoing discussion with Aluria's Rick Carlson is ensuing here:
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    May 9, 2005
    Personally, I would not use Aluria.
    Spyware Doctor - I found only false positives with it, although I feel it could be a nice application. It runs a bit heavy.
    Spy Sweeper - Rather heavy, solid detection, did not have false positives with it.
    I tried both for relatively short period - no thorough testing, more like cpu usage, compatibility and such. I could say both fare similarly, excluding the detection, which I had not had too much chance to examine. So I will claim the Spyware Doctor FPs I had with some reservation - they were normal FPs that softwares have - nothing tragic, like for instance Pest Patrol flagged Opera browser as malware. :)
    Ewido is very light, fast, extremely effective. Very few FPs, despite heavy usage (only had my 2nd FP with Ewido ever yesternight). Warmly recommended on my behalf.
    Go with Ewido.
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