SpywareGuard - Dead in the Weeds!

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by mike_wells, Feb 16, 2005.

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  1. mike_wells

    mike_wells Registered Member

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    Just downloaded SG and took it for a test drive with all scanning options enabled. Got hit with a BHO (hijacker attempt - porno) and SG just laid dormant on the notification tray. Now my first guess would be the definition file which is quite old (01/22/2004)! MIGHT WE be getting a year's worth of definitions soon? I wont waste my system resources on software that does not do even the MOST basic fuctions of what it supposed to do! I will add that SpywareBlaster is also installed (has been for some time) and updated and it did not prevent the Registry entry either. Looking for some answers here and thanks in advance!
     
  2. Bubba

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    Would you mind sharing the URL and BHO or ActiveX clsid either via this thread or a PM ?
     
  3. mike_wells

    mike_wells Registered Member

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    I wouldn't mind if I still had it but I do not! And I don't think that the context of my thread was dealing with just 1 object but rather a definition file which is by far out of date and not just 1, but 2 pieces of software that did not catch the intrusion!
     
  4. Bubba

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    I can appreciate that....and as far as SpywareGuard goes in respects to your "out of date" comment....all I can offer then is a recent post by Javacool.

    This post---> Please respond to this thread Javacool

    Concerning Spywareblaster and items that possibly slipped by....I can assure you Javacool searches far and wide for inclusions to the database and attempts to the best of his ability to keep the database as current as possible. If at all possible....any time something gets by....we will appreciate any info you can supply for possible inclusion to the database. Here again....then only other thing I can offer is an answer by Javacool....via one of the many Knowledgebase FAQ's.

    Why does my spyware-removal program still find spyware?

    • The spyware is a new variant that isn't in SpywareBlaster's database.
     
  5. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Regarding SpywareGuard, I think the issue here is that it should have detected the attempted installation of the BHO - are you sure that's what it was?

    For the real-time protection, it should automatically notify you whenever a new BHO is added - and this is entirely separate from any portions that make use of a definition file, so the date of that file won't affect that functionality of the program.

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
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