Ad-Aware v MS AntiSpy beta

  Derek 05:56 16 Jul 2005

I have both and use them quite often. Why is it that Ad-Aware always finds something and MS beta has never ever found anything although I do the MS one first.

  bremner 09:06 16 Jul 2005

I am guessing that Adaware finds minor cookies that MS Anti Spyware ignores

  spuds 12:15 16 Jul 2005

Similar to my findings, Microsoft AntiSpy beta seems to find nothing, when other antispy's on my system pick up many.

Put this on your system [if you do not have it already] and see what that finds click here It will work okay with all other programmes, no confliction problems.

  bremner 12:59 16 Jul 2005

I may have not made myself clear - what exactly is it that Adaware finds that MSAS does not?

  Derek 16:42 16 Jul 2005

Thanks Bremner,
Not sure what it finds, never bothered to find out, I just accept that it should be removed although I did note once that it said it was low priority or something.

  bremner 16:59 16 Jul 2005

I ran MSAS alongside Adaware and Spybot for about 2 months and found that the only thing Adaware & Spybot reported that MSAS did not was minor, insignificant cookies.

I now only use MSAS and occasionally run online checks as validation.

  rubella 17:25 16 Jul 2005

The MS AntiSpy beta thing has only ever reported a single incidence of anything on my machines, and that was a false positive. Meanwhile, Ad-Aware goes quietly about its business earning its corn on a daily basis.

Interesting to note:

“Microsoft Downgrades Claria Adware Detections”

Folk might remember “Gator”, well that is Claria, same meat, different gravy.

click here

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  Derek 05:54 17 Jul 2005

Thanks to all you for the inspired contributions. I'm sure that others will benfit from all your comments and inclusions.

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