Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by GUI_Tex, Feb 8, 2006.
I'm curious if anyone uses http://www.arovaxshield.com/ and if it's good?
It's a nice free application, and with it you can control the startup programs, prevent IE hijack...
indeed - with a very nice interface - use it on my dad's machine
Fairly recent Wilders thread with more user comments:
I used it for 2+ months and thought it was pretty good. Not to obtrusive, didn't bother me as much as some firewalls. had the anti-spyware running for a while too. Seems like a solid new s/w company.
And Arovax Shield saved you from what, except tracking cookies ?
IMO it is working better than WinPatrol (at least on my system). I´ve tested all the functions and everything seemed to work. However, it isn´t really that advanced (I wouldn´t pay for such an app) and it uses a bit too much RAM, but since it´s freeware it can still be a nice addition to your anti-malware tools.
Compared to WinPatrol, Arovax has fewer functions, & covers a much smaller spectrum of autostart items. Also, WP's "R.I.D." system uses a type of hooks (real time), instead of cyclical polling as does Arovax.
Arovax has a great future if its programmer keeps working on it in the future as hard & effectively as he has worked on it to-date. However, it's presently several yards behind WinPatrol Plus, MJRegWatcher, & RegRun's Watchdog -- & MILES behind RegDefender.
That´s some nice info on WinPatrol thanks, but for some reason WP did not seem to work correctly on my system. And in fact, I have never been a fan of this app also because of the unhandy GUI.
Btw, it seems like Arovax is also using hooks instead of polling to detect changes. As you can see it doesn´t use any CPU time (like pollers do) plus I got an alert from SSM that AS wanted to install hooks.
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