MS Antispyware review -

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Ailric, Jan 18, 2005.

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  1. Ailric

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    Superb detection
    Microsoft AntiSpyware (beta1) achieved an overall score of 91% effectiveness in removing the active components of the adware/spyware used in the tests, tackling:
    96% of processes running in memory
    67% of start/search page modifications
    100% of BHO/Toolbars
    95% of startup vectors
    100% of other (buttons/menu items, etc)

    For comparison purposes, the free versions of Ad-Aware and Spybot achieved only 65% and 55% detection respectively in the same tests.

    Overall impression
    It’s important to remember that these tests involved beta product. It can be expected that many, if not most or all, of the reported bugs will be fixed prior to its being released as commercial product. The unsurpassed detection rates provided by Microsoft AntiSpyware are coupled with an interface that is exceptionally easy to use and understand. This is a product that will benefit both novice and expert, and provide a significant improvement over existing anti-spyware solutions.
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