Kephyr Bazooka

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  1. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

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    Anyone know if they are still around. The website has been down for a couple of days now.
     
  2. jfd15

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    i was wondering what others thought of this program...it scans very fast...
    is it similar to Stinger or something?
     
  3. G1111

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    It is fast because its database contains only 604 objects. It is not updated much anymore either. The last update was 131 days ago and now the website is down. I use it only for very quick scans when I log off for the day along with UnHackMe and a critical areas scan with Kaspersky. For full scans I rely on Kaspersky AV and SUPERAntispyware once a week or so. I will miss Kephyr if it is gone. It was just a nice little program.
     
  4. aigle

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    Useless!
     
  5. Perman

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    Hi, folks:

    I learned a long time ago that this scanner just scans names of files w/o looking into the contents and so. So speedy, so useless and therefore users are so happy---no infections. :thumbd:
     
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    thats too bad...good name for a scanner
     
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    Well, it was the ONLY one that found a trojan for me. My AV, spybot, and spywareblaster didn't find it either. Stays on my machines as a safety valve. Believe the reason for no updates is because the author is working on a new program. If you go to the web page you can read about it.
     
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    It,s not the job of SpywareBlaster.
     
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    I've had this for quite a long time, just recently uninstalled due lack of support. It works by very rapidly scanning files, and identifying anything on a blacklist. At that point you can go to the website for good instructions on how to remove the nasty; it doesn't clean-just scan.
    As such, were it still updated, it would be a useful addition, I believe, and the time it found something, the instructions offered taught me a bit about what sort of things needed removing, how, and when (Use of safe mode, how to kill a running process etc.)
    If the author is able to see his way to supporting it again, I'd re-install it in a flash. It's very fast, very light,and has a very cool sound.:D
     
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    The website is back up tonight. No updates to Bazooka, but I see the new program "FreeFixer" currently in beta.
     
  11. ErikAlbert

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    Bazooka detects malware, but doesn't remove it. The user has to remove the reported malware manually, based on instructions given on the website. This scanner is totally out-of-date.
     
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    Erik,
    you have RIPS! What use would you possibly have for a scannero_O :D
     
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    That's a bit strong and not a very constructive comment (for you aigle,) what have you put out:) I applaud Kephyr for his free services in fighting spyware, malware.
     
  14. aigle

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    I am not emotional with software. If u analyze my opinion, u might agree.
    Let me go one step ahead and I will say that SpyBot and Adaware have passed their time as well.

    I do apreciate and respect their services but that can,t change my opinion and I am sorry for that.
     
  15. ErikAlbert

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    Me neither and that is the best attitude and keeps you objective. If I find a better one, I ditch the other one without regrets.
     
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    Bazooka was worth using for me as a secondary support scanner when other scanners missed something, but that was on Windows 98SE, since XP it lost my attention completely although i applaud Kephyr for engaging malware during that time. It did find items that otherwise would have gone unnoticed. The manual removals gave a user some insight into just where those malware located and offered some satisfaction in getting them off yourself. That was then though, this is now.
     
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