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RE: AV that supoprts spy/adware
May 05 2005 06:35PM
Shaffer, Bruce (bshaffer stsgi com)
Trend Micro is just beginning to offer that functionality, actually later on
this month. The efforts that they have now are weak but building strength.
Sophos has always gone after the worst of the spyware, I remember getting
Gator alerts in 1996 from Sophos. Sophos is also moving heavily into the
antispyware arena, and so far its built into the product. The same
technology is used so it makes a lot of sense to me that AV vendors should
Most AV vendors are working on either a separate product line or
incorporating spyware signatures into their current products.
I would beware of MS Antispyware. Although Giant was one of the very best
out there at one time, they have been eaten by a major company. Look at the
great little products that have been eaten by the conglomerates and
basically destroyed. Not just MS, but also CA, Network Associates,
Symantec, etc. "Used to be good, but until so and so bought them."
Can you get automated updates on MS Beta without using Automatic Updates and
having to take every broken patch that comes down the pipe?
From: Jason Prespolis [mailto:jprespol (at) neri (dot) org [email concealed]]
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Subject: RE: AV that supoprts spy/adware
I believe Trend Micro is starting to offer that in one of it's product
From: Dave [mailto:wintermutecx (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]]
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Subject: AV that supoprts spy/adware
Anyone have a list of AV that detects spyware? We are currently using
eTrust with spybot and the MS beta antispyware. I'd like to get
something that's integrated. Thanks.
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