Security Software that kind of made it, and ones that never did.

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Wordward, Nov 27, 2007.

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  1. Wordward

    Wordward Former Poster

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    I know it's a long title and maybe only a short list. But I was wondering if some of the long time Wilders members could name some Security Programs they remember over the years that are still around, but never quite made the impact that some of todays more popular Security Programs have. Or after a short go of it, were basically abandoned. I think SpyCatcher may be an example of one that while not bad, still never quite fulfilled its promise. And SpyDefense is an example of one that started out with a lot of promise, but eventually was left to die a slow non developmental death. There's also Arovax Shield which I have personally used and liked, but now seems to be at a point where it could go either way. Any others?
     
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  2. Wordward

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    ZeroSpyware. Not bad, but it doesn't seem to be a Wilder Member favorite or that popular.
     
  3. Long View

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    Does Giant Anti-spyware qualify ? - a well thought of program Microsoftized into mediocrity.
     
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    Finjan SurfinGuard Pro
    Security Task Manager
    Winsonar
    Spywareguard
     
  5. Wordward

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    Sure why not Long View. Spyware Guard. Good one muff.
     
  6. Perman

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    Hi,

    Winsonar ? I remember this little cute app, it seems to me it is a prototype of today's HIPS, a bit primitive(compared to what we have now) however very effectively intercepts processes, then is up to user to allow/disallow with little info available. I remember clicked a yes once by mistake, and sending the whole system jaywalked. At the time, it was very innovative, sort of.
     
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    Has AdAware been abandoned yeto_O :rolleyes: ;) :p
     
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    +1. I seriously wish they would get this one out of beta.

    Anyone heard of or remember CyberDefender?
     
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    I started a thread about it here and it seems CD doesn't seem to drum up much interest. Wonder if its still around... lol
     
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    I hope they release the coreforce code, from what I remember it was an excellent HIPS
     
  12. Perman

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    Hi,

    Prevx home ? the last life of current Prevx2 !

    a powerful but yet troublesome app.
     
  13. Tokar

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    SpyDefense :(.

    It had a great interface, and scans were quick.
    Website existed up until the middle of this year. Definitions ceased updates back in January 2006, and support was nonexistent.
     
  14. ErikAlbert

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    Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (= 49 characters)
    Microsoft Windows Live OneCare Safety Scanner (= 45 characters)
    Are still the longest weapons against malware and they still exist.
     
  15. WSFuser

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    Viruscape didnt last long. It was just an antivirus, though I wouldve liked to see it mature and what not.
     
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    PestPatrol... It seems awhile the last time I heard of this anti-spyware now own by CA...
     
  18. Tokar

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    Well its still alive, but it never gained any popularity. It is an OK program. It seems to be more of a "hey this just ran on your computer" monitor instead of a "hey this wants run on your computer" monitor.

    Good program for those who like to know what goes on, but not great for preventing malware.
     
  19. RedZero

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    I agree. It's main strength is monitoring and control.

    It reminds me of MJ Registry Watcher on steroids.
     
  20. Pedro

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    Actually the contrary. It's dead, and it DOES prevent malware. Execution prevention, registry etc.
    Anyone can continue it, it's GPL software (and has to stay that way of course).

    This one and Coreforce, definitely i agree.
     
  21. RedZero

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    Well, I wouldn't say it's dead, just on hold for the moment. :p

    Anything can happen with open-source projects.
     
  22. Pedro

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    The developer says so, i don't think i can disagree :)
    Like i said, anyone can continue it, the GPL license allows them. It just has to stay free software (GPL).
     
  23. herbalist

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    How about Antihook? Last release August 2006. No forum activity this year.
    Rick
     
  24. ErikAlbert

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    FirstDefense-ISR Workstation, the most brilliant and reliable ISR-software, is TERMINATED and will extinct one day, but it's still not freeware or abandonware.
     
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    There are plenty that can considered to be programs that have not been popular. Just go to the local computer store and see what titles are displayed. When you don't see a particular program on the shelf, it is a somewhat safe bet to think that the program is not being used much anymore (or was ever). But also the users in the US versus outside the US could be different in terms of a specific program though.
     
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