MS Antispyware vs Spysweeper

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Antarctica, Mar 9, 2005.

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  1. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    I did install MS Antispyware 3 days ago and so far so good, but it seems it uses quite a lot of memory when I checked it with Taskmanager. o_O

    Anybody can tell me how it is compare to Spysweeper? Is Spysweeper low
    on ressources.?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. siliconman01

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    Am using Spy Sweeper V3.5, Build 198 and Giant Antispyware (who MS bought as you know).

    I use Giant for continous memory scanning and have all of its other protection in place. I find that when I try to use Spy Sweeper's memory shield that I get 100% CPU spikes every time it scans. Sometimes they are short duration; other times they last 5-10 seconds. I really like Spy Sweeper except for this one minor problem.

    This is on Windows XP-SP2 Home Edition, Dell Dimension 8200, 2.6 ghertz P4, 1.5 gbyte DDRAM.
     
  3. LouKaNiKo

    LouKaNiKo Registered Member

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    Giant Anti-Spyware WAS the best by far.
    Now MS anti-spyware....I hate to say it.....IS the best.

    Spysweeper eats to much memory, Iv found MS anti-spyware to be pretty light and picks up alot more than the competitors.
     
  4. Antarctica

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    Thanks siliconman01 and LouKaNiko for your input. I guess I will stick with
    MS Antispyware for a while and see the developpment.

    Is it going to stay free after the beta version, that's the question? :p
     
  5. LIW

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