Is new Spywareblaster affecting Microsoft's AntiSpyware?

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by lulabelle, May 17, 2005.

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  1. lulabelle

    lulabelle Registered Member

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    I have just installed the 3.4 Spywareblaster. Everything went well. But now the Microsoft AntiSpyware program which I also run on this machine cannot find an internet connection to update! The internet is there... everything else, such as Adaware and Bit Defender are updating just fine. Any suggestions? I just wondered if the new Spywareblaster might have affected it. Perhaps they are just not a compatible couple? Any suggestions and advice gratefully received.
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  2. Blue_Drache

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    A better question is .... Why use MSAntiSpy? It's junk compared to the other solutions. It's another sad piece of work that pales in comparison to Ad-Aware and/or Spybot.
     
  3. SSK

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    Hi Lulabelle,

    If you uninstall Spywareblaster, does MSAS find its connection again? On my machine, they run perfectly together.
    (Uninstalling Spywareblaster: first disable all protection, then uninstall).
     
  4. lulabelle

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    Thanks for your suggestions SSK and Blue Drache,

    Thought I'd see if there was any mention in Microsoft's FAQ first but I cannot get on to any of the Microsoft sites at all at the moment - so before I do anything I'm thinking it might be their problem rather than mine. Watch this space.

    Oxymoron: Microsoft Works
     
  5. lulabelle

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    Just had another go at updating and there was no problem at all. Seems like it was Microsoft's problem all the time. Typical that the message was wrong... if I had taken their message at face value and started fiddling with the internet settings I'd probably be in a right mess by now!

    Let this be a lesson.....
     
  6. SSK

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    Good to hear!

    Please keep MSAS running, its a nice combo to run with Ad-aware and Spybot S&D.

    If you like, take a look here for more options to secure your system.
     
  7. ArtDaNoob

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    The "missing internet connection" is a bug in MS Antispyware. It happened to me a few weeks ago, and doesn't seem to have any connection to SpywareBlaster.

    Going to the Control Panel in WinXP and selecting "Add or Remove Programs", clicking Microsoft Antispyware and then clicking "Change" seems to solve the problem.
     
  8. SHOOOGY!

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    MSAS is in beta version, of course theirs still bugs. Once micro$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$oft starts charging the bugs should be worked out.



    -SHOOOGY!
     
  9. Take a look here at Test Results#5, then eat your words! (Giant AS=Microsoft Antispy)
    http://spywarewarrior.com/asw-test-results-5.htm

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  10. snapdragin

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    We seemed to have strayed a bit off-topic here. Please remember this is the SpywareBlaster support forum.

    For those that wish to discuss anti-spyware removal programs, please open a new thread in the appropriate forum; that being, the Privacy Software Forum :)

    Regards,

    snap
     
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