Renew or not, that is the question

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by screamer, Mar 4, 2007.

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  1. screamer

    screamer Registered Member

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    I've been using ewido / AVG AS for the past year and have been relatively pleased w/ the app. Fortunately, it only finds a few cookies here and there. I also use manual scanners maybe once a month. Not much to report on this end either. My only current issue w/ AVG is that guard.exe slows down Firefox startup, sometimes miserably.

    Last year I switched from SpyWare Doctor V4 to ewido. On my laptop I have Spyware Doctor V5 beta working "almost" flawlessly. I'm not crazy about PC Tools as a company, but SWD has been improved to a point where I would consider using it as my main AS.

    I wonder what the future holds for AVG AS.
    My subscription is up in 15days and I was wondering whether to renew or not.

    ...screamer
     
  2. TouchuvGrey

    TouchuvGrey Registered Member

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    I have been running Ewido/AVG since the demise of TDS-3 and
    think well of it. You might wish to look at A2 or Online Armor as
    alternatives, i think quite highly of both of them. I have 5
    machines here and have different security setups on each.
    I run all each of the above on at least one machine.



    Mike
     
  3. calcu007

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    Also you can try Counterspy from Sunbelt. It is light in resources and fast, with excellent detection rates.
     
  4. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    I am a fan of AVG Products, but the recent findings that AVG Antispyware software only uses Heuristic Detection for On Demand and not in RealTime, prompts me personally to use something other than AVG AS. I think it is great for those using IE and not Firefox, but for anything more than a Signature Based AS, at this point one would need to look elsewhere. I realize how well AVG Anti-Malware did in the recent AV Comparitives, but again this was for On Demand and not RealTime Detection. I am however quite faithful that Grisoft will soon implement Heuristics in all of its AVG AS products. As for its On Demand Detection I believe it will continue to improve.
     
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    Counterspy barely detects and doesn't clean anything crucial. CS V2 is having major problems right now,but their tech support is excellent.Ewido/AVG has cleaned the tougher infections I have gotten that CS has detected but couldn't clean.Another downside of CS V2 is that it conflicts with other programs.My opinion is it's worth $15.00 to renew AVG antispyware since it uses the ewido scanning engine.
     
  6. screamer

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    With 8 days left on my ewido / AVG subscription I've decided to use SWD ver.5 beta 11. None of the performance issues related to SWD ver.4. It runs silent & fast. No conflicts w/ other security apps. In fact I don't even notice it on my box except for the systray icon. PC Tools is working very hard to correct any and every issue brought to their attention, and they're doing it in a timely manner. Response time on their forum is quite impressive indeed.

    If and when ewido / AVG fixes the guard.exe issue, I'll consider switching back, but untill then, I'm quite satisfied w/ my choice.

    ...screamer
     
  7. calcu007

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    Counterspy has better detection rates even spy sweeper. It had been improved over v1. Sure there is not perfect program that can detect everything. Check this report http://www.sunbelt-software.com/documents/pcworld_spyware_test_results.pdf
     
  8. gerardwil

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    Is it me? Can't find ewido/Avgas

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  9. screamer

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    My AVG 7.5 AS has found 4,832 pieces of malware just running in real time. At least that's what it says on the home page. I use SAS for scans on demand. Good combo.:D
     
  12. lodore

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    eiether renew avgas or try out counterspy 2.0 or superantispyware pro
    all great apps
    lodore
     
  13. screamer

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    @calcu007: Ooppps!

    @ladore: I'm gonna stick w/ SWD Ver 5 beta till full release. It's really a kick-ass spyware app.

    ...screamer
     
  14. lodore

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    what is w/swd version 5?
    which apps?
    lodore
     
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    So kick-ass that it is blind to Rustock B trojan when it is loaded:'(

    :eek: Gee's man another couple of months and Rustock will be celebrating its first birthday:blink: so its not like it's a newly discovered malware.

    Obviously PCtools advanced technology is'nt keeping up with malware technology,not good show at all from what some consider to be one of the once leading 3 ASW softwares.
     
  16. screamer

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    @ ladore "what is w/swd version 5?
    which apps?"

    I don't get the question.

    @fcukdat: Don't know about Rustock, but SWD ver 4. cleaned anything I had on my box. No app gets em all. I could be wrong... fcukdat, if you know one, I'm all ears.

    ...screamer
     
  17. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello
    Ditch SD.
    Do not renew AVG license - use as on-demand scanner.
    All problems solved. Don't get too excited about fancy trojans...
    Mrk
     
  18. screamer

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    hehehe... yeah, I guess so ;)

    ...screamer
     
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    Yeah i wonder how many folks are backdoored by this fancy nee *advanced* trojan and don't know it.I had one URL that delivered Rustocks as regular as clockwork alongside CWS infections via mutiple exploits.

    SWD cleaned what it detected on your box:thumb:

    But your right no one gets em all:'(
     
  20. aigle

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    What about BOClean? It,s one time payment if I remember exactly. Seems a very good software.
     
  21. Pedro

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    AVG AS, SAS, A2 on demand. Your AV real time.
    For AV backup, if really wanted, Prevx1, Cyberhawk, ST's shield are other approaches. BOclean looks good too, but i have no way to confirm.
    If even so you want real time AS, one of the three above.
    If you don't install much, SandboxIE.:)
     
  22. LoneWolf

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    I would highy recomend BOClean. Worth every cent.
     
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    Dose Boclean detect Rustock B when it is loaded ?

    AVG7.5 ASW,SD5,CS 2.0,a2 all do not:blink:
     
  24. LoneWolf

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    No. I'm suprised and disapointed that they do not (yet). It still is a top notch app with great support to boot.SuperAntiSpyware detects this?
     
  25. fcukdat

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    SAS detects and cleans Rustock A's & B's when they are loaded:D

    Virtually all signature based software will flag a rustock file if it is inactive but virtually all but a very few will detect it when it is running.Its not a case of signatures updated required it is technology under the hood so to speak;)

    I watch with interest because CounterSpy brought out its much vaunted 2.0 software and this state of the art scanner was blind to Rustock.SpySweeper latest offerings,AVG 7.5ASW and the latest Adaware2007 Beta,so all these new and improved softwares and they cannot bust a bot that is is 9/10 months old:blink:

    FWIW Rustock is still the most advanced trojan in my zoo:)
     
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