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Re: Ad-aware
From: "gregh" <chows () ozemail com au>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 14:29:29 +1100

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jack Solomon" <solzjack43 () hotmail com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 9:03 PM
Subject: Ad-aware

I have been tasked with identifying suitable anti-trojan-ware for
workstations.  Ive been looking at AdAware.  Its free and seems to do the
job.  Im wondering what is the catch.?

Adaware isnt for anti Trojan would be the catch. It is specifically SPYWARE
only. Spybot from www.eon.net.au will look at some trojans and identify them
for you.

Macafee's Virusscan ONLINE version actually looks at viruses/trojans/worms
and SOME spyware. So, pick your flavour of virus scanner carefully for your
needs, grab Spybot and use it too and Adaware is a great program to use with
Spybot. Adaware is not as successful at getting ALL spyware out and where it
falls down, Spybot can fix it. OTOH, Spybot isnt updated as regularly as
Adaware and wont know some of the more simple spyware as quickly.



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