Systweak AntiSpyware

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  1. maddawgz

    maddawgz Registered Member

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    anyone heard of this one?

    http://systweakantispyware.com/


     
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  2. Tokar

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    looks cool. I gave it a quick run through...its an MS Certified Partner, so the program looks a lot like Windows Defender, but feels more like Microsoft Antispyware Beta 1...


    Scan:
    Very clear scan progress. Very fast "Fast Scan". Fast deep scan (took about 12.5min). Very clear results list. Database looks to have a lot of old items (RealVNC >:|). Tracking cookies are shown as one item, but a lot of cookies show up as individual infections, similar to what PCTools does. To see details about item, a new window pops up (blehhh).

    Real-time protection:
    nice organization to it. It didnt seem to care that i was changing my IE homepage - no alerts at all.

    Scheduled scan:
    nice organization to the schedule settings

    Settings:
    kind of limited settings.

    System Explorer:
    It shows up as a tab in the program, but is provided as a separate EXE which runs. It is pretty neat. It is like all those programs which you see which shows all things setup on your PC (startup, BHO, context menu entries, appinit, drivers, services, etc.). It is really well done. While it looks a lot better than other programs doing the same task, I think those other programs are standalone apps meant to do the task System Explorer does, so the features of those programs are probably better. This program is more of a "here is what is on the PC" type deals.



    Of course the big negative is that the trial is one of those scan-and-no-removal deals. Gotta pay up to get access to remove stuff, similar to Spyware Doctor trial :p. What I really like, though, is that they give you the ability to pay for a license by month ($3/mo), by quarter year ($9/quarter), half year ($16/half year), or year ($29.95/year).
     
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  3. ShizzySupra

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    Pay to remove = :thumbd:
     
  4. ErikAlbert

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    If it requires daily signature updates, it's not for me.
     
  5. Hairy Coo

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    Worth checking out-seemed to detect more low level infections than ZAAS.

    Havent had time to check all the entries yet,but the infections seem genuine,rather than the usual buyer enticing false positives.

    For example detected a Cydoor registry entry(remnant of a previous delete?),not picked up by ZAAs,which I had to delete manually.

    Thereupon,a new scan didn't claim a false positive of the same entry.

    Nice interface,comprehensive functions.
     
  6. ShizzySupra

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    Tested it on a clean base, no false detections but alarmingly fast "Deep Scan". 3 minutes 52 seconds. Don't really know what it's actually doing. Memory usage was 19k-21k while idle and 46k during scanning. Interface was run of the mill. Upon uninstall it offers you a free copy if you sign onto TrialPlay and take one of their offers.

    I will test it against my resident bulldog: SUPERAntiSpyware Pro. But I am not expecting much.
     
  7. ankupan

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    Hi,

    Systweak is same company, who was offering 3 year license of KIS with its one of product.
     
  8. yankinNcrankin

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    The scanner is freaky fast (2 min 2 sec) I wonder how good the detection really is¿?
     

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    The company also came up with this marketing gem-

    "Download a free fully-functional trial version'
     
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    I really liked this one..................
    much lighter than the heavy weight monster Spyware Doctor...

    Also detected registry keys from Virtumonde ..which were left by SD
    Already purchased a one year license ...Seems a good company coming in secur:thumb: ity
     
  12. Perman

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    Hi,

    D/l and ran the full trial version, it did find a trojan in system32 folder along with some tracking cookies. Cookies are no big deal, however that trojan did worry me. I then ran SAS targeted for that particular folder, but nothing has been found. Then....

    Whom do you trust ? is the common question you need to deal with. Toss the coin I guess, head or tail ? o_O
     
  13. fcukdat

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    I guess grab a copy of the *suspect* file and upload to VT for malware checking first.
    http://www.virustotal.com/
     
  14. Franklin

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    Perman, did it flag the script.ini at this location - C:\WINDOWS\system32\GroupPolicy\Machine\Scripts

    Uploaded to Virus Total and came up clean:
     
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    will try as well curious to see what it can do
     
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    Uninstall right away. Did not like it.

    latest updates 30 november??
     
  17. ankupan

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    Hi,

    I think, KIS is more than enough :-*

     
  18. Perman

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    Hi, fcukdat and Fanaklin:

    Thanks for the advice.

    I uploaded to Virustotal, the result is a clean bill, I also scan with Prevx2, nothing suspicious as well.

    It is a system file, when opened with Notepad, it appears to be a program's registration code. Perhaps harmless, but why would a reg code sit in system 32 folder ? And I can not trace back where does it belong to. o_O

    Take care.
     
  19. Franklin

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    You could open regedit and do a search for the reg code.May find the apps name in there?
     
  20. Vettetech

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    Ok I tried this. Very quick scan. Found 26 items in the registry. All false positives. Gamespy,Limewire,Frostwire..........all legit programs. A Squared free also tells me Gamespy is bad. LOL. SuperAntiSPyware and Spyware Terminator are my 2 favorite with no false positives.
     
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    We at Systweak Antispyware take great care and a lot of research to build our database. We have a dedicated team of professionals involved in comprehensive research of the same. However it may be possible that there may be some false positives detected. We work round the clock to rectify any search such problems in our database. We have analyzed the reported False Positives and made changes to our database accordingly. We request you to kindly update to the latest definitions and run scan again to confirm the False Positive has been resolved.

    For any suggesstions, complaints and queries. Please mail us at

    Systweak AntiSpyware Support Team
    Antispyware.support@systweak.com
     
  22. Vettetech

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    Anyone want to try this again? I moved on. Keeping my trusty SuperAntiSpyware and Counterspy.
     
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