Giant Antispyware - Better than Ad-Aware and Spybot combined ..

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Johnny, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    This program is better than Ad-Aware and Spybot combined ...

    What this program does is run a real time protection. When a Spyware warning comes up it gives you the option to chose what you want to do with it. It also has a schedule scan as well as updates. It also monitors any changes that a program tries to make to your pc, there have been a couple of times I went to various sites and this would come up telling me that the security features of my borwser were trying to be changed. So basically it is the Antispyware program with a Antivirus atitude. It is a great program. I like it a lot, when I got it I dumped Ad-Awarea and SPybot on the spot ..

    To get more information about it go here: http://www.giantcompany.com/(2n3zqd45mge552ijyjthmiua)/home-antiSpyware.aspx

    Comparisons: http://spywarewarrior.com/asw-test-guide.htm
     
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  2. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    I use their Spam Inspector which I think is really good. Will have to give this app a go.
     
  3. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    I'm a comp technician at Best Buy and we are starting to use that over Spybot, Adware, and Spy Sweeper on all the computers that are brought in for spyware removal.

    Works really well IMO.
     
  4. LoctOut

    LoctOut OSNN Addict

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    I have used Spysweeper, Ad_Aware and spybot for a long time. When I saw info on Giant a few weeks back I decided to try it. Giant found stuff the other three had missed, including a keylogger. I don't let it run in realtime mode, cause it can be cpu intensive at times.
     
  5. deebee

    deebee OSNN Junior Addict

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    Yeah I should hope it does. You have to pay for it. My Ad-aware/Spybot are Free. :p
     
  6. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    I think it worth the money as I've been using it for a while now. Its a very nice program though I would not dump your others as I've seen all pick up and miss things others find but still worth the money
     
  7. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    Giant is a very nice program.. i am using it right now and i am liking it more and more over both ad-aware and spy-bot :)
     
  8. lynchknot

    lynchknot Moderator

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    I'm using it as well -

    Giant antispyware is destroying the competition
    http://spywarewarrior.com/asw-test-guide.htm

    First of 2 part test of anti-spyware apps. results are interesting. Giant anti-spyware app. 100/134 vs Adaware SE 82/134 - Spybot 40/134 - As usual Pest Patrol - known for false positives 86/134 with 10 false positives.

    Next phase of test: spybot 51/153 - Giant 97/153 - Adaware 70/153

    ***edit - opps sorry Johnny - I see you already posted a link to spywarewarrior
     
  9. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    As soon as I saw this thread I downloaded it, since I've had recent spyware issues. It's aesthetically pleasingand top-notch quality scanning. It picked up a couple more exe files and registry entries that the other two missed.
     
  10. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    mmmmm...i feel like a lil school girl getting her first dress on a hot summer's day :p. Gonna download it right now
     
  11. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    screw this man, theres somthing fishy behind it, i bet they made half the spyware out there so it can remove it more than the other programs, cuz i have never heard about Giant until like 2 months ago, and no one can beat the ad-aware/spybot combination, and btw its tradition!
     
  12. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    yeah giant is pretty awesome, I replaced adaware ans spybot with it myself due to lavasoft recently climibing into bed with some spyware places.

    Much better imo and without the politics. So if theres fishy stuff anywhere its on the side of adaware and spybot.
     
  13. SpaceCasey

    SpaceCasey Commander "Frag-Cafe.Com"

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    Conspiracy or not, It's worth a try......I'm getting fed up with the others.
     
  14. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    put the demo to the test today..

    full scan with Giant found 101 problems, and fixed them all..

    then did a scan using adaware SE 1.05 (didnt live update) and that found a further 319 problems

    so neither is better than the other, best is by using them all too make sure;)
     
  15. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    this is so funny...when I scan, there are never any positives...the adwatch does a pretty good job of real time protection
     
  16. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    hehe try scanning with something else aswel, it misses A LOT
     
  17. lynchknot

    lynchknot Moderator

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    No offense - please don't take it personal but, if you have that many "problems" then perhaps you have other security issues. I never find more than a couple problems, if any at all. (using any antispyware app)
     
  18. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I just ran a scan with thisprogram...it found one "possible browser threat"...high risk

    THEN IT DIDN'T TELL ME WHAT THE THREAT WAS!!!

    it just wanted to remove it...I clicked on more info, and all it said was this is a "possible threat" wtihout giving me registry keys, nothing.

    I don't like this program
     
  19. lynchknot

    lynchknot Moderator

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    Wow, i've never not seen any info Perris.
     
  20. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    I tried this program in the past, I didn't like it either...

    However I've found webroot's applications to be quite good, they are carried in many retail outlets and compare well against freeware alternatives, if you must pay for something you can get free this would be the one I'd recommend.