Re: Is Spyware Terminator good?

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Regarding your question about antivirus, SpywareTerminator does include
ClamAV, but if you're looking for freeware Antivirus go with Active Virus
Shield (www.activevirusshield.com).  It is offered by AOL and is rebranded
Kaspersky 6.X Antivirus.  Again, there is an optional AOL toolbar included -
just uncheck the box during the installation of you don't want it.


Re: Is Spyware Terminator good?


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How does it compare with SpywareBlaster? That has a similar aim - to
prevent malware ever being installed - but seems to do it in a different
way by installing protection into IE and Firefox. Probably a good idea
to use both?

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Thanks for that. Being based on Kapersky should make it pretty solid,
but I hope it isn't going to want to reboot after every update like it
did after the initial one.

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Re: Is Spyware Terminator good?

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I believe SpywareBlaster works by adding a database of bad Active-X controls
and sites to the registry so they are automatically blocked if encountered
by the browser.  SpywareTerminator filters based on a database too, but also
has a HIPS component (Host Intrusion Prevention System) that blocks
suspicious activity and pops up warnings/permissions requests.  I use both
and consider them complementary.  There is also Comodo BoClean Anti-Malware
which is supposed to catch and kill malware in memory.  I think it's a good
addition as long as it gets along with everything else.  At one point it and
SpywareTerminator seemed to be stepping on each other so I've stopped using
BoClean for now.

Glad you like Kaspersky AVS.  I can confirm that it doesn't usually require
a reboot after updates.


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That's the trouble; some combinations get in each other's way :-(.

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I'm not so sure I like it now. I tried to uninstall it to try BoClean.
It said it needed a reboot at the end of uninstallation so I rebooted.
AVS came up again, completely unaffected by the uninstaller, but my
LAN driver had been deleted. Luckily the uninstaller worked properly on
the second attempt. Looks like it's more AOL than Kapersky.

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TH * http://www.realh.co.uk

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