How Good Is MS Antispyware?

  Taff36 08:06 26 Jul 2005

My friend has just received a new work laptop and I am cleaning up his old one so he can give it to another friend. It had NAV 2005 on it but nothing else in the way of Anti Spyware etc.

I downloaded MS Antispy last night and ran it and it found only two problems. Both searchbars. I then downloaded Adaware with the latest definitions and that found 41 Critical Objects including 10 Possible Browser HiJacks!

Any thoughts?

  Mavisk 11:03 26 Jul 2005

I've never used it ,I use Adaware.But it got a less than favourable review in "pc pro" magazine,that found it missed 70 serious threats, that adaware,and spybot picked up on.So I wouldn't personally bother with it.

  Jdoki 12:32 26 Jul 2005

The only good thing is that it has real-time monitoring, so when it does catch something it catches it quickly and before harm can be done!! But I believe other programs do something similar. (Can anyone name any)?

I originally downloaded this product when it was in beta - is that still the case? Might go some way to explaining it's lack of performance...

  Completealias 12:48 26 Jul 2005

Its now in beta1 which has been extended till the end of the year

  stalion 12:50 26 Jul 2005

Spywareblaster,this is a good product and prevents spyware from getting on your computer in the first place.MS anti-spyware is still in the beta stage.A2 is good for scannng viruses,trojans and spyware
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  westfield driver 12:54 26 Jul 2005

get aol and use their spyware trapper

  stalion 12:57 26 Jul 2005

get aol and use their spyware trapper I would not touch aol I don't like being cocooned

  Taff36 12:57 26 Jul 2005

Afternoon Chris!

  Taff36 13:00 26 Jul 2005

The reason I posted the thread, although obviously I was disappointed with MS Antispy`s performance, was that I regularly use and recommend Adaware, Spyware Blaster and Spybot Search & Destroy. I have never had a problem with these and I thought that MS Antispy might provide a one stop shop. Apparently not!

  stalion 13:05 26 Jul 2005

you have good enough protection with the above,if your interested in the ms anti-spyware I would wait for the release of the finished version

  cgen 13:11 26 Jul 2005

whats good about it

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