Spy Sweeper 5.2 vs AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by DVD+R, Nov 1, 2006.

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  1. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

    Aug 2, 2006
    The Antipodes
    I run both these excellent programs together, there is no conflict between them that I have witnesed so far. I have them set to run at midday on seperate days, Monday & Friday. I just noticed something though, and that is the spyware signatures, there is a cvast difference between the 2: AVG Updated about an hour ago, and informed me I was now protected against 477,294 in the database, while Spy Sweeper reports I am protected against 154,780. I ran each to perform a Full System Scan inc.. Rootkits/System Restore Folder,and Archives. AVG Completed its lengthy scan in 1hr 9mins Scanning 277,644 files, while Spy Sweeper completed in just under 39mins and scanned a total of 166,377 files. AVG can auto remove tracking cookies, while Spy Sweeper picks up at least 4 with traces. AVG Can auto treat/quarentine/delete or recommended actions for malware, and picked up 47 in total so far. Iv'e not seen that function in SpySweeper :ninja: I cant decide which is best, but looking at these stats, AVG stands out a little more aggresive. :thumb:
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    anti-malware products can define their sigantures in different ways. Example: one program can have one signature for one malware and another product may have one siganture for a particular malware and its variants.

    Theres a similar situation with the files/folders scanned. They can be counted in different ways.
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