what do you think of arovax shield?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by GUI_Tex, Feb 8, 2006.

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  1. GUI_Tex

    GUI_Tex Registered Member

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    It's a nice free application, and with it you can control the startup programs, prevent IE hijack...
     
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    indeed - with a very nice interface - use it on my dad's machine
     
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    Fairly recent Wilders thread with more user comments:

    Arovax Shield
     
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    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.
     
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    And Arovax Shield saved you from what, except tracking cookies ?
     
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    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. ;)
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    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.
     
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    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. :rolleyes:
     
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    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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