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Microsoft Windows Anti-Spyware (beta) Software Review

Microsoft Windows Anti-Spyware (beta) Software Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: A recipe for making software that gets rid of the Spyware infesting the Operating System that draws in Spyware like a moth to a candle.
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External Mfg. Website: Microsoft Jan 13 2005   Mike Dowler  
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Clean as a Whistle? The AMD Gaming System

This reasonably recent, AMD powered gaming system is not often connected to the Internet, and is fully firewalled and virus protected, so we were fairly certain that it contained no spyware infections. We were wrong of course. Running the Microsoft Antispyware beta produced this result:

Surprised, we ran Ad-Aware with the latest updates also:

And got nothing except the tracking cookies which the Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (beta) software apparently does not deign to notice.

Score one for Microsoft here as its spyware checker picked up what Ad-Aware did not. Given the inconsistent results in the previous tests though, we still have difficulty in fully trusting our computer's fates to a single spyware detection application. PCstats is thus not convinced that you should trust any one spyware scanner to pick up all infected files.

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Contents of Article: Microsoft Anti-Spyware
 Pg 1.  Microsoft Windows Anti-Spyware (beta) Software Review
 Pg 2.  Scanning Options
 Pg 3.  System Explorers
 Pg 4.  Introducing SPYNET
 Pg 5.  AntiSpyware-ing Interface
 Pg 6.  System Load During Scanning
 Pg 7.  Testing for Spyware
 Pg 8.  Ever So Lightly Infected: The AMD Office PC
 Pg 9.  — Clean as a Whistle? The AMD Gaming System
 Pg 10.  Final Impressions and Recommendations

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