Linkscanner and Siteadvisor

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by fred128, Jun 9, 2007.

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  1. fred128

    fred128 Registered Member

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    I've been trying out Linkscanner. First of all, it can reside alongside Siteadvisor at the same time.
    Does anyone have any thoughts about which one is better?
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    I myself prefer LinkScanner. I dont really like how SiteAdvisor picks its bad sites.
     
  3. Perman

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    Hi,folks: If I have to choose only one between these two, I go for LS. As far as I know, Site Advisor just compiles all inputs from anyone, w/0 any creditable filtering or screening function in place, moreover those incoming info could very likely be bad info from bad mouths. I would not intake those from my good mouth, period.
     
  4. Rico

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    Hi Guys,

    SA - Uses BOts & depending on the response back determines the rating.

    LS - Latest ver. should resolve issue with NOD32, previously was required to remove NOD then install LS then re-install NOD, you would have to do this for upgrades as well. I've been informed by LS tech. is now fixed. Thank God!

    LS - Has a problem with Comodo FW, where the site recommendations does not work. LS Tech did not comment on this. LS takes quite sometime to give its thoughts on a google search. LS scans real time each site before giving its opinion.

    SA gives it's comments very quickly! So if you have MVPs Hosts, IE-Spyad, Spyblaster - your going to avoid the real ugly places, & you can then have more confidence in SA.

    One last thing the guys over at LS are very nice & extremely helpful & accommodating!

    Take Care
    Rico
     
  5. LoneWolf

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    LinkScanner gets my vote.:D True running with Comodo FW scans with Google take longer then normal,about 8-12 sec here. cmdagent.exe is to blame,high cpu. Hopefully with Comodo 3 when it is releaced will fix this but other then that work well together on my PC.
     
  6. flinchlock

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    I have not (yet) used LinkScanner.

    On the LS web site, there is a movie called "NailedIn30Seconds"... very impressive... must see! :thumb:

    For me, safety would win over speed. I have not used LinkScanner, so I have no clue what "slow" is. ;)

    Mike
     
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  8. Rico

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    Hi Guys,

    The Comdo LS bug is known & LS is working on it. No decision on searches is given on my machine, with Comodo LS. I would disable that portion of LS.

    A very nice aspect of LS is that it kills/blocks malware before it has chance to run/install, it's dealt with before your AV wakes up. LS is a great addition, for high risk surfers, or the paranoid.

    Take Care
    Rico
     
  9. acr1965

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    Being that they are totally different types of information gathering, it will depend on which you prefer. LinkScanner Lite is pretty nice with its realtime results while SiteAdvisor can provide historical data and more detailed info about a site (spam emails, malicious downloads, etc). If you can continue using both then that would be a nice combo. Personally, I like LSL but it seemed to affect browsing speed. So between all of the choices available mentioned in this thread I would go with Comodo's Verification Engine.

    http://www.vengine.com/

    I believe it is the only anti-phishing tool that does not gather tracking history.

    Another interesting tool which I have not used is Privacy Bird. It determines which sites collect personal information and alerts users. Plus, as per its privacy policy, PB deletes all user history on a weekly basis.

    http://www.privacybird.org/
     
  10. LoneWolf

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    Absolutely. But now with OA2 instead of Comodo FW things are a little bit faster,including LinkScanner Pro.;)

    EDIT:Back to Look N Stop. OA2 did not like my system.
     
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  11. Sportsfan1212

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    Have they improved on the speed for the free Linkscanner? I use ZA Pro and Antivir Premium. I tried it once a while back and I had to wait for a minute for the thing to load up. I have a 9 or 10 megs for a second cable connection now.
     
  12. Rico

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    Hi

    Tried & removed 'TrendProtect' does not work well with Comodo FW. With Google search & Comdo active took forever & every search item was gray with '?', exact same behavior with LS.

    So for me its SA or nothing

    Take Care
    Rico
     
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