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Re: Ad-aware
From: "laurie.anthony4648" <laurie.anthony4648 () sbcglobal net>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 07:56:40 -0600

I would suggest running both ad-aware and spybot search and destroy.  They
are both free and one usually misses items that the other one catches.  What
is considered "Spyware" is not always largely agreed upon.  The last thing
that you should be relying on is a virus scanner that claims to detect
Spyware.  I have not found one yet that comes close to detecting the number
of items that Spybot search and destroy or Ad Aware does.  Heck most let
Hotbar pass undetected even while it is pummeling your workstation with
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David McGovern" <dmmcgove () hotmail com>
To: <mike () fredericks org>; <solzjack43 () hotmail com>;
<security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 9:09 AM
Subject: RE: Ad-aware

I have been very satisfied with Ad-aware 6.  Keep in mind, however, that
between versions 5 and 6, they stopped issuing updated reference files for
months and left their users totally unprotected.  Things have been much
better since then, but they've done it once already.  It may happen again.
Personally, I never really only on one trojan scanner.  All my Ad-aware
scans are backed up with PestPatrol and SpyBot S&D.

Hope this helps,

From: "Michael Fredericks" <mike () fredericks org>
To: "'Jack Solomon'"
<solzjack43 () hotmail com>,<security-basics () securityfocus com>
Subject: RE: Ad-aware
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 16:22:22 -0500

I've used Ad-aware for a few years and found it to work very well. The
catch is that it is not free for business use. The professional version
adds the ad-watch feature which continuously monitors for registry
changes and spyware addition rather than just during the times when the
scan is run. There may be better programs out there but, again, I've
been very happy with Ad-aware. The author seems to make regular
improvements and the search speed has increased dramatically since its
earlier versions.

Good luck with your search.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Solomon [mailto:solzjack43 () hotmail com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 5:04 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
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
job.  Im wondering what is the catch.?

Has anyone done a review of antitrojan sofrware?  Id like to know if
is a suitable/cheap/supported product that we can use to compliment
that will protect against malicious code, trojans, session hijacking and

other web nasties.



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