SpywareGuard - how out of date is it???

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Think-eDesign, Jun 21, 2006.

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  1. Think-eDesign

    Think-eDesign Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    Just an observation but I have downloaded & installed SpywareGuard from the Javacool web site today for a home use customer. http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html

    I must say that we were both rather unimpressed with the fact that SpywareGuard identifies itself as Help > About > version 2.2.0 copyright 2002/2003

    As if that is not bad enough the definitions date is: 1/22/04

    I clicked "Live Update" but it said that I have the latest definitions o_O

    The latest definitions? Over two & half years old?

    Why would the makers of SpywareBlaster - a program that does update fine & for which new definitions are always coming out - leave what can only be seen as a dying "legacy" program on their site?

    It is not a way to inspire confidence in their product range that is for sure.
     
  2. ghodgson

    ghodgson Registered Member

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    This topic crops up nearly every week. The programme works by heuristics and not by a definition database and therefore is a very useful programme to have, particularly if you use Internet Explorer. The latest 'definitions' is as you say 22/1/04.
     
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    Ok I know this but have anybody put it to the tests or experienced any actions by this- how useful it is?
     
  4. Think-eDesign

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    Fair enough. Just seems to be very old for a "definitions" date though. It makes the program "look" old particularly when you tell it to update & the customer is looking over your shoulder.
     
  5. gerardwil

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    That's pretty frustrating yes, but for the customer who thinks: hey this guy is installing software on my machine which he doesn't know about :(

    Gerard
     
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