Steve said:At the present time I have mixed feelings about the effectiveness of the Beta MS Antispyware.
I have installed it on five computers do far, four of which were clean.? However the fifth, belonging to a friend, naive about computer maintenance and web threats, was reported to have over 15,000 signatures related to spyware.? At the conclusion of the scan, I proceeded to remove the malicious files and the software reported all malicious files were indeed removed.
On completing a scan of Norton Anti Virus, I was surprised to see three malicious spyware files being reported, files that had been reported by the previous scan of MS Antispyware.
I repeated the MS scan and the same three files were reported again, and the remove function reported they were again deleted.? Another scan, another report of their existence.
It is my understanding the removal of some spyware software is much more complex than deleting files, because of registry entries, but this kind of operation is beyond my expertise.
I have read other reports of faulty behaviour with this product.
What has been your experience?
Steve said:On completing a scan of Norton Anti Virus, I was surprised to see three malicious spyware files being reported, files that had been reported by the previous scan of MS Antispyware.
Jim Dick said:Just looked up the site. It refers to IE and Windows updates. Does that mean it has no effect on Firefox?