Spyware Terminator slowdowns....

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by bgfalconboy, Dec 28, 2007.

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  1. bgfalconboy

    bgfalconboy Registered Member

    Jan 10, 2006
    Anyone else having slown down issues? I started getting high cpu usage from sp_rsser.exe (supposed to be ST's real-time app) when I tried configuring a recent download of Quicktime Alternative. It slowed my system to a dead crawl. Is Quicktime Alternative the only QT alternative out there? I'm also starting to wonder if I should get rid of the Crawler toolbar that came with ST. Is this toolbar even useful? ST is supposed to be upgrading soon as I have had no new updates available for the last week or so.
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    I dont know about Spyware Terminator but you can try QuickTime Lite for VCP instead of QuickTime Alternative. Also you dont need to have VCP installed for it to work :)
  3. Wordward

    Wordward Former Poster

    Jan 12, 2007
    No slowdowns here with Avast Home and I only have 512MB of RAM on my PC. I have Web Security Guard installed as well and Firefox runs fine. I will try to install something soon to see what happens. Did you use the Install Mode that Spyware Terminator has while installing QT Alternative?
  4. wideglide36

    wideglide36 Registered Member

    Oct 3, 2004
    Central PA
    I used Spyware Terminator for about a year and was quite happy with it.

    Apparently one of the updates caused a problem with sp_rsser.exe which increased memory usage severely (at least on my pc).

    The forum at Spyware Terminator has several posts on this issue and apparently they claim the memory issue will be addressed in a future build.

    I decided to uninstall Spyware Terminator and try Zone Alarm Anti Spyware as it was offered free awhile back.

    I really like ZAAS as it uses less memory and I have less processes also because when I had Spyware terminator running and ZA free, I had a total of four processes and now with just ZAAS I have a total of two processes.

    Anyhow, I really think Spyware Terminator is a good program but right now I'm going with ZAAS until and if Spyware Terminator addresses the sp_rsser.exe problem.

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