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Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ratchet, Jul 17, 2008.

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    other anti-malware forum as to whether anti-spyware software is still necessary. Someone linked a Virus Bulletin chart and this WebWasher had like 99% detection rate. What is the story about this product? I've been a NOD32 user for over four years but come November if there is something better I might try it.
     
  2. cruelsister

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    It's a gateway product, so really it has no place here. As to detection rate, it's easy to have 99% accuracy when the product flags just about everything as malware (VERY high FP rate).
     
  3. Dave2609

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    I think there will always be a need for anti-spyware software. As for the 99% detection rate I would like to know what FP rate they have. :cautious:
     
  4. Fajo

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    LOL warning Will Robertson Warning system.exe has been detected as a virus would you like to Delete.. Yes. With No Grayed out. :blink:
     
  5. lodore

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    dont laugh to much, remember webwasher uses the avira engine.
     
  6. Fajo

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    yes but if memory servers be its a OLD version of the engine. and just because they use it don't mean they know how to code a driver for it to make it work correctly. :cautious: ZAIS use's KAV but there FP rate is Much higher then KAV!
     
  7. Macstorm

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    AFAIK, lots of WW false positives (most of them actually) come from their own developed engine, not the avira one.
     
  8. lodore

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    guess it does what it says on the tin washes away everything from the web XD
     
  9. Macstorm

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    Time to switch my current laundry soap to webWasher :D
     
  10. Jtaylor83

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    Looks like Webwasher needs to be listed as a rogue software.
     
  11. EliteKiller

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    Looks like you need to clarify your statement.:doubt:
     
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