MSAS Realtime Worth Running?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by quess, Oct 6, 2005.

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  1. quess

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    Is this really worth running? It doesn't really do anything, and it takes alot of memory.
     
  2. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    My step son surfs to questionable sites a lot and MSAS is always catching malware. It does seem to work.
     
  3. notageek

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    WOW It been a while since I last posted here at this forum.

    I stopped using MSAS and started using Scotting the watchdog (winpatrol). It's not the same a MSAS but it works for me. Plus MSAS has 2 processes running and I'm trying to slim down my process. But if you practice safe surfing you shouldn't need it.
     
  4. I have heard that Anti-Spyware apps are generally not effective at realtime monitoring(not like an AV with viruses for e.g.) their real strength lies in cleaning what is already there. A better use of resources is to use a good registry monitor like MJRegwatcher.
     
  5. Ithinkso

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    I think MSAS is worth running. It has a lot of protection, and just because you don't need it now, that doesn't mean you won't be needing it in the future. But I suppose if you use a browser like Firefox or Opera, you will get a lot less warnings from MSAS. But I still think it's worth using if you do run an alternate browser, but its realtime protection is more important for those running IE, I suppose. Just take a look at all the realtime protection in MSAS. Some of those things aren't available in any other freeware that I know of. I will continue to run MSAS because your better safe than sorry in my opinion.
     
  6. cheater87

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    i run it cause of my bro and how he loves his pr0n. damn him.
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    I also think it´s worth running, I haven´t seen this much protection in any other app, but I would like to have a more lightweight app like "All seeing eye" to do all this stuff. :)
     
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