Is Ewido being too fussy.

  Meshuga 14:42 13 Feb 2006

Microsoft anti spyware beta1 ran according to its schedule and found nothing. I then immediately ran Ewido which came up with 7 infected objects which showed as tracking cookies. This is not the first time this has happened. Do I concude from this that either the microsoft prog is no good, or, that ewido is over fussy about some things that do not present a threat?

  Gongoozler 14:57 13 Feb 2006

Tracking cookies are fairly harmless, so perhaps Microsoft anti spyware didn't consider them worth reporting.

  rmcqua 15:01 13 Feb 2006

I ususally use Spybot Search & Destroy, which ran this morning with a "clean" result. After reading your post I thought I would experiment with Ewido (it's a while since I used it). Downloaded it, scanned and it found 3 serious problems. I'm inclined to believe Ewido, but there must be someone out there with more experience....

  Meshuga 15:18 13 Feb 2006

Thanks Gongoozler, that was my thought too.

Thank you rmcqua, I use Spybot and adaware too and they come up with nothing. You would think that there would be a standard for the level of a threat. I`ll let this run for a bit and see what others might think.

  Skills 15:21 13 Feb 2006

Yes MS program does not scan cookies as it does not consider them to be a prob whereas ewido does. It just one of those things some spyware apps scan for cookies some dont

  Meshuga 15:47 13 Feb 2006

Thanks Skills, I`ll tick it resolved.

  ade.h 16:49 13 Feb 2006

I took on Ewido recently, on someone else's recommendation, and I was quite glad that I did. It found a malicious file that MS AS Beta and Ad-Aware had missed in scans that same day.

Just goes to show that three is not always a crowd when it comes to malware.

  birddog 16:57 13 Feb 2006

ewido did ask if i wanted ps guard removed, i clicked ok, but later when i checked with xoftspy, it was still there.

  Meshuga 16:58 13 Feb 2006

Hi ade.h, I agree with you there. I`ve been laughed at for running 5 progs, but you can`t have too many even if it seems ott.

  Skills 17:03 13 Feb 2006

I have four antispyware apps running, plus spywareblaster and the usual AV and firewall, as you say Meshuga you cant have too many

  flimbo 17:32 13 Feb 2006

I had a go with Ewido recently. It never fond anything on my PC but wanted to remove my soundcard drivers. Go figure.
I'll stick with Adaware, Spybot and ASquared.

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