SpywareGuard 2.2 versus Spyware Guard 2008 & 2009

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by BobLewiston, Mar 6, 2010.

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  1. BobLewiston

    BobLewiston Registered Member

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    I see SpywareGuard 2.2 touted as a good free real-time antimalware app that makes a great compliment to SpywareBlaster. But can anyone confirm that for me, and that it's definitely a different app than Spyware Guard 2008 & 2009? It had better be, because the latter is said to actually be a sophisticated rogue antispyware. Check these links out:

    How to remove Spyware Guard 2008?
    http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-spyware-guard-2008

    How to remove Spyware Guard 2008 and Spyware Guard 2009
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-spyware-guard-2008

    Spyware Guard 2009 Removal Guide
    http://www.spywareremove.com/removeSpywareGuard2009.html


    And assuming SpywareGuard 2.2 is OK, will it run with Avast Free Antivirus 5.0.418?
     
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    siljaline Former Poster

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    Are you confusing a Rogue AV, as you posted here or are you looking for Javacool's SpywareGuard ? As Cudni already stated, it is not compatible with Vista.
    ESET has a stand-alone Rogue AV removal tool, here
     
  4. BobLewiston

    BobLewiston Registered Member

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    Never mind. I've just heard SpywareGuard hasn't been updated in years. Can anyone recommend a good CURRENT free real-time antimalware program?
     
  5. leofelix

    leofelix Registered Member

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    Please read

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html#FAQ

    Of Course, JavaCool SpywareBlaster as well as Spyware Guard 2.2 are not anti-malware software, they are used to prevent spyware installation (they have not scanning and removal ability I mean)



    I do not use Avast 5.0 so I cannot tell if it is compatible, but some years ago I used Avast Home 4.x which had no incompatibility issues with JavaCool SpywareBlaster or SpywareGuard (both excellent tools IMHO)

    On the other hand: Spyware Guard 2008/2009 are rogue, and, like all rogue, use deceptive tactics to trick the user, even by using similar names of trusted programs


    Hope it helps
     
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  6. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    That would be in the overview I posted in my last reply.
    The free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is on-demand only real-time, you would have to purchase it to allow the component that scans in real-time.
    Your AV has anti-malware, real-time, surely. Check the documentation.
     
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