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    Public beta available of "AntiSpyware" available

    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...e/default.mspx

    Not really looked in great detail at this product, but it seems to offer full system scans, real-time protection, manual system restore points, investigation of ActiveX plugins, running processes & startup programs and a privacy tool "tracks eraser".

    Ran it on my system and it said WinPcap (network packet capturing filter) "might" be something to look at, but as I have Ethereal installed I selected to "ignore always" - it was interesting to see Messenger Plus! remnants even though it's been uninstalled for weeks, though...

    Interesting it found 2 further sets of registry entries that SpywareGuard, SpywareBlaster and Spybot all missed too...
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    I heard about this, why would anyone install a MS Beta programme???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcb
    I heard about this, why would anyone install a MS Beta programme???
    Usually to test software and offer feedback for improvements or report bugs so they can be fixed before release?
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    lol ask a silly question ....

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    i heard that it's pretty powerful, though still buggy and very system intensive

    might give it a try, and if it can clean up some real messes i've had to deal with recently it's a big win for microsoft in my eyes

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    ah fck it im gonna try it too

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    It wont let me download... says I need to register windows! I hate having to call that dam animated computer just to be transferd to a real person who asks me if I ever insatled it on a different PC! But it looks cool.... Edit: And since I instaled new ram mobo cpu gpu and harddrives I dont think they'll activate it....

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    Installed and running now, will let you know whether it finds anything. Thanks for the link.

    Edit: Ran it on my laptop and it found one thing.
    Last edited by LWA; 06-01-2005 at 08:31 PM.

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    why do you need it though, why just not use the old firefox

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    Quote Originally Posted by khizman
    why do you need it though, why just not use the old firefox
    Because spyware does not only come into your machine through a browser.

    Using Firefox does not negate the use of spyware removal tools.
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01..._anti_spyware/

    "Perhaps the new MS Anti-Spyware application is just a stop-gap solution until Longhorn comes out in a few years. But I'm not holding my breath. Instead, let's all follow Microsoft's lead: admit defeat now, and then figure out how to profit from the epidemic you helped create."



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    Quote Originally Posted by myth
    It wont let me download... says I need to register windows! I hate having to call that dam animated computer just to be transferd to a real person who asks me if I ever insatled it on a different PC! But it looks cool.... Edit: And since I instaled new ram mobo cpu gpu and harddrives I dont think they'll activate it....

    www.filemirrors.com search for the file name simple

    <edit>
    http://www.filemirrors.com/search.sr...e&size=6537888
    </edit>

    <edit>
    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...areInstall.exe
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    for them that don't trust the fm listing a m$ link for you
    Last edited by Apex; 12-01-2005 at 06:03 PM.



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