Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by duke1959, Sep 5, 2006.
I like them both, but which has better realtime protection, and which do feel finds more with scans?
I like to use them together (free version of SAS, no realtime). They work well.
Only problem with Spyware Terminator is that it isn't very strictly informative. It will not say, for example, "Warning - Spyware - do not download!" It would just say C:/ blah blah, and then let you allow or block.
They both are pretty good. Use them both =)
i think spyware terminator has a more powerful realtime component, but SAS would find more stuff. u can use ST for free realtime protection and use teh free SAS for on-demand scans.
I wish I knew how to determine which is the best at detections. Since I do not go to risky sites, and do not know how to run tests, I just have to rely on test organizations and a few individuals who know a lot about these things.
My applications never find anything of significance. I use them both plus Ewido Plus and a-squared on demand. From scans I don't know if any of them are any good, or if they are so good that I never have a hint of infection.
Regarding my post above, and this is not a challenge to your statements, but how do you determine that ST has a more powerful component, but SAS would find more stuff?
If you run tests, how do you do it?
Just trying to learn.
Like I use...
I know I shouldnt post this but, Spy Sweeper still has all of them beat. The tried and true will always protect.
And a resource hog...
Nope, not really.
At least on the systems that I tried, and compared with other AS...
But if you like it a runs fine on your system...
Speed or accuracy, that doesnt sound like a question I ask myself when it comes to security.
For me is. This type of programs are made to protect us a not to slow down our systems, and I can have all the security items on the applications that I use...
But like I said, everyone have the right to have their own opinions, so...
true, I commend you on your thoughts.
And I like to discuss this type of things to see what other users use and think...
Discussion is good and even tho We have numerous threads ongoing with these same 2 programs....it has been allowed to stay since it was a specific request for answers about 2 specific products.
Having said that....let's attempt to keep the discussion focused solely on SuperAntiSpyware vs Spyware Terminator Please. Otherwise it will turn into a general discussion about other products and We already have way to many of them going on.
What about how informative Spyware Terminator is by listing all the processes and so forth? (Like Windows Defender)
its mostly an educated guess since ST has a HIPS. as for SAS, it was just a gut feeling.
i decided to do a quick google search, and at castlecops one person's test showed SAS to remove more stuff than ST yet teh latest at Malware-Test Lab shows the opposite.
of course there can be flaws in the testing but its just something to know.
I have both but i like ST better...... hips etc..MD
well quite a report that one giving detection-rates of AS...
are we suppose to take it seriously,i mean,is their test reliable?
because everytime i see the results from that site,i find it interesting.last time i think ZA antispyware came second or third..
also i just,mr.SAS has had a serious go at their testing methods and credibilty
dont understand that so Ewido is better then ST? cuz its up the top of the list?? MD
The now common X vs Y threads concerning security products is like comparing the safety of two high speed cars. Which car will eventually lead to the death of owner in an accident is an extremely OPEN ENDED issue.
It will be helpful IMHO in an X vs Y thread to learn about:
1. How best/safely to configure the products.
2. The GUI and ease of use.
3. The use of resources
4. The comptibilities or incomptibilities with other security products.
5. The availability of support should things go wrong.
6. The most outstanding feature/technology a product uses that will give it an product of choice.
7. Availability of updates and upgrades.
There is nothing wrong with telling whether one likes a product or not, but it seems several threads tended to degenerate into MINE is better than YOURS.
Thanks for the reply. I was just curious.
I've downloaded ST at download.com since I am totally unable to open the developer's page.
Is the version offered in there the last one (August 28, 2006) as stated in snapfiles.com? (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/spywareterminator.html).
Same with this last page, they link to the official site.
One last question:
How are they compared in terms of regular updates?
They offer daily update. In terms of opening their homepage, you have to check out your hosts file, it might be in the block list.
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