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Hi everyone, Has anyone ever used this anti-spyware program? I came across it when reading the AntiSpyware test from SpywareWarrior. It did the best out of all the other applications, tested even better than webroot spysweeper. I guess I'll try it out, just curious about any info.

Thanks.

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I think, on another thread, B said he was going to try it out, but I don't know if he has, or not.

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I am trying it now, it has been over ten minites doing a full scan, still not done scanning.

Michael

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I am trying it now, it has been over ten minites doing a full scan, still not done scanning.

Michael

:o Is it done yet??? :huh:

Yea I took it back out, LOL

It is good it took over an hour to scan my system, really cleaned it out. Found stuff that Spybot and ad-aware didn't find.

If a person is really fanatical about spyware then it is worth the 30.00.

Michael

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Well I tried it and it did not find anything, 0 files infected, but I think my system is clean to begin with. It seems pretty good, I think I will try it on an infected machine. I have another system that I can mess up on purpose. Like arachnid40 said, it is probably worth the $30.

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I tried it....found five new items(see link for picture below).

First entry: <---Kaspersky, says it's clean.

C:\hp\drivers\video\Sis651\AGP\Win2K_XP\LAYOUT.BIN

Windows Spy

Type: Key Logger

Threat Level: Severe

Second entry:<----hmmmm, false positive?

Host file redirection of 127.0.0.1 adwords.google.com

Possible Hosts File Hijack

Type: Spyware

Threat Level: High

Third entry:<----Ok.....I can believe it!

BidClix.com

Type: Cookie

Threat Level: Low

Fourth entry:<---Geocities is flagged?

GeoCities

Type: Cookie

Threat Level: Low

Fifth entry:<----Huh....Hotmail?

Passport.com

Type: Cookie

Threat Level: Low

All in all....I will uninstall it.

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I tried it....found five new items(see link for picture below).

First entry: <---Kaspersky, says it's clean.

C:\hp\drivers\video\Sis651\AGP\Win2K_XP\LAYOUT.BIN

Windows Spy

Type: Key Logger

Threat Level: Severe

Second entry:<----hmmmm, false positive?

Host file redirection of 127.0.0.1 adwords.google.com

Possible Hosts File Hijack

Type: Spyware

Threat Level: High

Third entry:<----Ok.....I can believe it!

BidClix.com

Type: Cookie

Threat Level: Low

Fourth entry:<---Geocities is flagged?

GeoCities

Type: Cookie

Threat Level: Low

Fifth entry:<----Huh....Hotmail?

Passport.com

Type: Cookie

Threat Level: Low

All in all....I will uninstall it.

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Thanks for the follow-up report.

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Hi Everyone,

This is a post by TomCoyote` at the SpyWare! BeWare! Forums.

"thoughts on the website

http://www.giantcompany.com/

go to that link, it adds a GUID to the url

from that point on you are tracked on that website

CNET review, well we know how much that is worth, got two cents?

Terms Of Service:

Objectionable Content

The opinions and views expressed by other users of the Service or content providers do not necessarily reflect those of GIANT Company. You waive any claim resulting from your exposure to material on the Service that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable. You must be at least 18 to view adult-oriented areas of the Service.

Why would an anti-spyware company need this disclaimer? are they affiliated with porn sites?

My opinion thus far of this product by association from thier website has been that something is not right...."

B

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Terms Of Service:

Objectionable Content

The opinions and views expressed by other users of the Service or content providers do not necessarily reflect those of GIANT Company. You waive any claim resulting from your exposure to material on the Service that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable. You must be at least 18 to view adult-oriented areas of the Service.

Why would an anti-spyware company need this disclaimer? are they affiliated with porn sites?

My opinion thus far of this product by association from thier website has been that something is not right...."

B

Or they just like swearing.. :P either way.. that should NOT be in an EULA. I gave it a shot.. pretty much same results as njustice (passport and geocities flagged) and some false positives. It also finds imesh.. (so does pestpatrol... connection??). And now that Microsoft bought it.. i think i'll keep my ducky hands off.

Well theres MY 2 cents :)

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Terms Of Service:

Objectionable Content

The opinions and views expressed by other users of the Service or content providers do not necessarily reflect those of GIANT Company. You waive any claim resulting from your exposure to material on the Service that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable. You must be at least 18 to view adult-oriented areas of the Service.

Why would an anti-spyware company need this disclaimer? are they affiliated with porn sites?

My opinion thus far of this product by association from thier website has been that something is not right...."

B

Or they just like swearing.. :P either way.. that should NOT be in an EULA. I gave it a shot.. pretty much same results as njustice (passport and geocities flagged) and some false positives. It also finds imesh.. (so does pestpatrol... connection??). And now that Microsoft bought it.. i think i'll keep my ducky hands off.

Well theres MY 2 cents :)

Thats all the approval I need..Always Firefox....never IE

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So I hear that M$ is giving away GIANT for free but only if you have a valid Win XP installed. Now there saying it's in BETA so does that mean that when they're ready there going to sell it or is it going to be free for sometime?

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I read that it is only good till July 31st, then they may start selling it.

I wonder if it will be a pain in the neck to uninstall if you decide to not buy it? And how many nagging popups will you get to buy it?

If they are so keen on security for their customers, then they should have it free, as well as the coming antivirus. But I wouldn't hold my breath for that to happen.

Get Spybot Search and Destroy, and Adaware, etc for free. Good track records. And if you want to pay money, then donate to them.

I imagine the antivirus people, like Symantec, will be doing their best to outdo whatever antispyware products, etc. that Microsoft comes out with to stay ahead of the new competition. I trust them more than Microsoft anyhow.

God bless everyone.

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Be careful with where you place your trust. Ad-Aware recently rescinded their WhenU detection, without warning, only to reinstate it later. CA did the same with Gator. Going back a bit, Symantec stopped detecting Netbus....

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcen....as.trojan.html

There's been a rash recently of rescinded detections by several anti-spyware companies. Check their detections and policies regarding detection before you depend on them. You could be let down.

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Hi Nancy,

Welcome to the Forums!!! Hope you will like it here and hope to hear more from you. And regarding your post, I suppose maybe that's the reason why the experts recommend more than one spyware program, hopefully one will catch what another won't. Thank you for the info--I learn something every day here. Liz

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Hi Nancy,

Welcome to the Forums!!! Hope you will like it here and hope to hear more from you.

Thanks. I'll be happy to help where I can.

And regarding your post, I suppose maybe that's the reason why the experts recommend more than one spyware program, hopefully one will catch what another won't. Thank you for the info--I learn something every day here. Liz

Hi Nancy,

Welcome to the Forums!!!  Hope you will like it here and hope to hear more from you.

Hi Liz....Thanks. I'll be as helpful as I can.

And regarding your post, I suppose maybe that's the reason why the experts recommend more than one spyware program, hopefully one will catch what another won't.  Thank you for the info--I learn something every day here.  Liz

There's a lot of good -and not always expensive- software, and it's usually the easiest and best solution for a lot of problems for most people. Add to that the time it saves compared to downloading, running, posting and waiting for help with a Hijackthis log. With some trojans that connect out to seek their clients once they've executed there is *no* time.

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