SpywareGuard - Why are there never any updates?

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Vanguard, Nov 23, 2003.

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  1. Vanguard

    Vanguard Registered Member

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    I downloaded and installed SpywareGuard back on September 25. SpywareGuard shows a Definitions Date of 10/5/2003. There hasn't been any detection updates since October 5th?

    I've repeatedly ran its LiveUpdate and it always reports there are no updates. Meanwhile, SpywareBlaster has had several updates since then. So have Ad-Aware and Spybot. Since other products are obviously showing there are new threats and new updates to cover them, why is SpywareGuard dead? How can SpywareGuard claim "Download protection prevents the download of malicious spyware in Internet Explorer!" when in fact it has never been updated to detect any threats newer than whatever the install included?
     
  2. Phant0m

    Phant0m Registered Member

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    Please Read, http://www.wilderssecurity.net/sglist.html

    Regards,
     
  3. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Vanguard,

    Please read: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,6649022~root=security,1~mode=flat

    As a demonstration: I happened to install the latest version of CWS this morning which to date is only detected by TDS3 (AFAIK)

    SpywareGuard will not stop it, but you will certainly notice something is wrong:

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    BROWSER HIJACK ALERT - BROWSER PAGE CHANGED
    On 10:51:35 11-23-2003 a browser page change was detected.
    Registry Location: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\
    Value Name: Search Page
    Old Value: http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    New Value: http://%69%6e%2e%77%65%62%63%6f%75%6e%74%65%72%2e%63%63/%2d%2d/?%75%79%6f%71%73
    User Action Taken: KEEP NEW VALUE

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    BROWSER HIJACK ALERT - BROWSER PAGE CHANGED
    On 10:51:40 11-23-2003 a browser page change was detected.
    Registry Location: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\
    Value Name: Default_Page_URL
    Old Value: <none>
    New Value: http://%69%6e%2e%77%65%62%63%6f%75%6e%74%65%72%2e%63%63/%2d/?%75%79%6f%71%73
    User Action Taken: KEEP NEW VALUE

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    BROWSER HIJACK ALERT - BROWSER PAGE CHANGED
    On 10:51:45 11-23-2003 a browser page change was detected.
    Registry Location: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\
    Value Name: Start Page
    Old Value: http://home01.wxs.nl/~kleyn080/
    New Value: http://%69%6e%2e%77%65%62%63%6f%75%6e%74%65%72%2e%63%63/%2d/?%75%79%6f%71%73 about:blank
    User Action Taken: KEEP NEW VALUE

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    BROWSER HIJACK ALERT - BROWSER PAGE CHANGED
    On 10:51:47 11-23-2003 a browser page change was detected.
    Registry Location: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\
    Value Name: Search Bar
    Old Value: <none>
    New Value: http://%69%6e%2e%77%65%62%63%6f%75%6e%74%65%72%2e%63%63/%2d%2d%2d/?%75%79%6f%71%73
    User Action Taken: KEEP NEW VALUE

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    BROWSER HIJACK ALERT - BROWSER PAGE CHANGED
    On 10:51:50 11-23-2003 a browser page change was detected.
    Registry Location: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\
    Value Name: Default_Search_URL
    Old Value: <none>
    New Value: http://%69%6e%2e%77%65%62%63%6f%75%6e%74%65%72%2e%63%63/%2d%2d/?%75%79%6f%71%73
    User Action Taken: KEEP NEW VALUE

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    BROWSER HIJACK ALERT - BROWSER PAGE CHANGED
    On 10:51:52 11-23-2003 a browser page change was detected.
    Registry Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\
    Value Name: Search Page
    Old Value: http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    New Value: http://%69%6e%2e%77%65%62%63%6f%75%6e%74%65%72%2e%63%63/%2d%2d/?%75%79%6f%71%73
    User Action Taken: KEEP NEW VALUE

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    BROWSER HIJACK ALERT - BROWSER PAGE CHANGED
    On 10:51:54 11-23-2003 a browser page change was detected.
    Registry Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\
    Value Name: Start Page
    Old Value: http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd={SUB_PRD}&clcid={SUB_CLSID}&pver={SUB_PVER}&ar=home
    New Value: http://%69%6e%2e%77%65%62%63%6f%75%6e%74%65%72%2e%63%63/%2d/?%75%79%6f%71%73 about:blank
    User Action Taken: KEEP NEW VALUE

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    BROWSER HIJACK ALERT - BROWSER PAGE CHANGED
    On 10:51:56 11-23-2003 a browser page change was detected.
    Registry Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\
    Value Name: Default_Search_URL
    Old Value: http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    New Value: http://%69%6e%2e%77%65%62%63%6f%75%6e%74%65%72%2e%63%63/%2d%2d/?%75%79%6f%71%73
    User Action Taken: KEEP NEW VALUE

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    I hope this answers your question.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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