Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta

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  1. KoopaTroopa

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    Anyone else download their new spyware program? You need an authentic copy of Windows to download it. It picked up stuff that Ad-aware SE and Spybot missed. Hopefully when the Beta testing is done, they'll keep it free.
     
  2. MrMan

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    Haven't download it, but here's a link for those interested. They acquired an anti-spyware company so they are using their technology rather than built from scratch.

    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/default.mspx
     
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    just downloaded and ran it. found 6 things that adaware and spybot did'nt pick up. pretty :cool:.
     
  4. Penetration

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    so far so good. i like it.
     
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    No, perhaps I cannot afford it? I am informing those in the same situation as myself (and you know it's a large majority) that they will be able to use the anti spyware software, which had previously been stated as only working on authentic copies of XP, which is untrue. Perhaps I am not even on my own computer at the moment. Think before you speak. Now get that sand outta your mangina.
     
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    "cannot afford it" is a horrible excuse.
     
  9. Penetration

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    Sure thing boss. I mean with finishing college @ 19, costing 15k, and moving to a different province on my own, I've just got loads of cash to burn. You don't know anything about me, so stop being so ignorant.
     
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    really, do you know my age, or my situation? you know nothing about me.

    bottom line, not being able to afford a luxury item does not make it right to steal it. Ever heard of linux? It was free, last time I checked.
     
  11. Penetration

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    Like I said before, maybe I wasn't even on my own computer, but you are to ignorant to comprehend that, and for the record, I have purchased XP for MY computer, so shut the fuck up already.
     
  12. In a business sence, Bill Gates dont mind pirated stuff - better than they being on linux.
     
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    I think it's pretty good. I've been playing with it today.
     
  14. Robb

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    good shit here, i used it on my comp after i used ad-aware and spybot, and it still found 1 item, just let it start on my parents comp, its finding about 1 per second, hahahahahahahahah
     
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    If you choose to turn off options or features using the wizards, be aware that this program seems to ignore your decisions. You will need to use the options menu from within the program to ensure that things stay turned off.

    The quick scan runs about as fast as the other major adware scanner programs do. The deep scan is much, much slower. This program seems to be a major resource hog, slowed my computer to a dead crawl if I tried to do anything else while the scan was running. Found absolutely nothing at all.
    The advanced tools are bare bones, no where near the class of, *cough*, Spybot S&D.

    I am singularly unimpressed with this offering, it adds no functionality that I do not already have. This is a beta offering though, perhaps it will be improved.
     
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    Downloaded and and ran it yesterday and found a few things. To me it's nothing more than Spybot or Adaware. I haven't had any spware problems for a long time so it's no big deal.
     
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    Spysweeper > Any spyware scanner
     
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    sorry, but no.
     
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    What's better?
     
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    I've always used adaware & spybot, and never had a problem. I've been messing around with the new Microsoft anti-spyware, and I'll add that to the arsenal.
     
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    Spysweeper picks up much more than either of those.
     
  22. Penetration

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    I used to use spybot and adaware, however I found spybot (which was my favorite) was not one of the best out there. Adaware has always worked well, and this microsoft one seems to work quite well too.
     
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    Very impressive. Found ~20 objects while AdAware was only finding ~10.
     
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    If MS didn't allow expansion, you'd complain. MS allows expansion, and companies mis-use the ability and dumb consumers allow the installation of the mis-use... You complain.

    No matter what, you will find a way to make MS the bad guy.
     
  25. MacAlert

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    M$ Antispyware kept crashing my system. I had to format this thing 3 times till i figured out it was that program. I would get random blue screens of death, Java wouldn't install properly.... All in all, I give this crap a thumbs down.
     

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