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Slikkie

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Spywareguard's latest definitions are 1/22/2004? :blink: What's the use if they don't update their databases? :whistling:
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Lots of protection types out there, some good, some useless, some weigh down the system and some even are little more than blackmailing you into buying them. I would just stick with the ones that geekstogo suggests, in the malware section here.
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GeekstoGo suggests it man, in preventing spyware. :whistling: Do a little more research before answering.
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Hi Slikkie...

As SpywareGuard uses heuristics rather than definitions, it is not necessary to update it as often. Should something new appear that it will not catch, I'm sure they will update the code to address the new threat.

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OK thanks wannabe1 for the info. One thing that I still can't understand though; altough it uses heuristics, surely a "2004" heuristic analysis won't be that affective?

Edited by Slikkie, 23 January 2007 - 02:58 PM.

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Heuristics have been around for a while, but have recently (in the last couple of few years) have become way more effective. They are best used with other scanners using the more traditional definition based detection.

There's a fairly decent article on this HERE.
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Thanks for the responses. :whistling:
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