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M$ Anti-Spyware Software

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by mjn, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. mjn

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    Anybody using this yet?

    It seems to find more than any other program so far.....
     
  2. Gillykid

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    I find it ironic that MS has to release a whole application to get rid of problems due to bugs in their own system.......

    In short, no - but I probably will use it :)
     
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    Just installed it - looks pretty impressive and is so far, quicker than Adaware :)

    I'll let you know what it comes up with :)

    K.
     
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    Yep, looks pretty good to me. I'd just cleaned my system with 'paid for' Spy Dr, installed and ran the MS one and 17 extra nasties were found.

    Wonder what spyware MS have included in it:laugh:
     
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    Ran an Adaware scan just two days ago and the MS one has just found another 27! :eek:

    Real time protection is a bonus too :smashin:

    Kelvin.
     
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    I've done 4 scans, and 3 reboots, and now my PC is "clean"

    Very thorough so far! Very impressed, plus its free!
     
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    For now.MS are looking to charge in the future .Look here
     
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    Guys,

    Where do you go to get this download?...any pointers?

    thanks
     
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    Direct download from MS site bear in mind that this will expire on 31/07/2005.

    And just to add to the above comments, this is very good, but then again it was developed by a company called Giant who are specialists in this field and MS acquired them last year specifically to enter this market.
     
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    OK thanks got it, ran a scan and installed now.

    Is it just me or does it seem to slow down my PC/connection (even with the real-time protection turned off)?
     
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    My reaction too .. and they're going to have the gall to charge for it, well they'll not get any money from me, I'll stick to Spybot.
     
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    Not only but also - did anyone else find it interesting that if you go to MS home page and try and download it - it requires validation of authentic Windows software........

    This is from the company who said something about letting the "pirates" download SP2 because they didn't want anyone not to be unprotected from exploits etc ..........

    (And I don't have anything against MS as a company)
     
  13. mjn

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    it does not require you to authenticate your version of windows!

    Anyway, after removing over 50 pieces of spyware, my anti-virus refuses to start and my Pc is erm...well.... :censored:

    Re-install coming up!
     
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    If you use the direct link that was given here, no it doesn't.

    However, when I went to www.microsoft.com and clicked to download the "latest beta version" from their splash screen, it told me that to do so requires authentication etc etc. I've cut n pasted this

    Instructions
    This download is available running genuine Microsoft Windows. Click Continue in the Validation Recommended section above to begin the short validation process. Once validated, you will be returned to this page with specific instructions for obtaining the download.

    Sorry if you misunderstood what I had written, but I did say if you went to this via the Microsoft home page.......
     
  15. mjn

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    thats how i did it, from the homepage, and i opted for validate later
     
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    Downloaded this am and looks good. Anyone using Adaware/Spybot at the mo? If so, do you think it necessary to keep these installed? Thanks, Strobe.
     
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    A comparative review here seems to show this M$ bought-in tool is better, though in the conclusion they say that you really need more than just one such tool.
     

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