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Anonymous
February 6, 2005 2:36:56 AM

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Brian Livingston Windows Secret newsletter had alarming results regarding
the effectiveness of anti-adware products failing to remove all or even most
adware components.

http://windowssecrets.com/050127/

Has anyone been testing MS Microsoft AntiSpware beta? Any conflicts with
any other software? How well does it work? Is it really better at finding
things? Other thoughts?
Anonymous
February 6, 2005 2:36:57 AM

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Welcome to Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) Newsgroups
http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp...

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"Mark Williams" wrote:

| Brian Livingston Windows Secret newsletter had alarming results regarding
| the effectiveness of anti-adware products failing to remove all or even most
| adware components.
|
| http://windowssecrets.com/050127/
|
| Has anyone been testing MS Microsoft AntiSpware beta? Any conflicts with
| any other software? How well does it work? Is it really better at finding
| things? Other thoughts?
Anonymous
February 6, 2005 2:36:57 AM

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Mark Williams wrote:
> Brian Livingston Windows Secret newsletter had alarming results
> regarding the effectiveness of anti-adware products failing to remove
> all or even most adware components.
>
> http://windowssecrets.com/050127/
>
> Has anyone been testing MS Microsoft AntiSpware beta? Any conflicts
> with any other software? How well does it work? Is it really better
> at finding things? Other thoughts?

MS AntiSpyware Beta has components of Giant AntiSpyware in it - as Microsoft
bought them.

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<- Shenan ->
--
The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
getting into before you jump in with both feet.
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Anonymous
February 6, 2005 2:36:57 AM

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The Spyware Warrior Guide to
Anti-Spyware Programs: Feature Comparison
http://spywarewarrior.com/asw-features.htm#table

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:sMcNd.8409$Th1.5822@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net,
Mark Williams <MarkWilliams@att.net> hunted and pecked:
> Brian Livingston Windows Secret newsletter had alarming results
> regarding the effectiveness of anti-adware products failing to remove
> all or even most adware components.
>
> http://windowssecrets.com/050127/
>
> Has anyone been testing MS Microsoft AntiSpware beta? Any conflicts
> with any other software? How well does it work? Is it really better
> at finding things? Other thoughts?
Anonymous
February 6, 2005 2:36:57 AM

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"Mark Williams" wrote:

> Brian Livingston Windows Secret newsletter had alarming results regarding
> the effectiveness of anti-adware products failing to remove all or even most
> adware components.
>
> http://windowssecrets.com/050127/
>
> Has anyone been testing MS Microsoft AntiSpware beta? Any conflicts with
> any other software? How well does it work? Is it really better at finding
> things? Other thoughts?
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 6, 2005 2:36:57 AM

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Well MS Antispyeare is great and i am happy that microsoft find spyware bad
becoues its just as bad as virus and "CNET 5 STARS" its very nice and stable
the first stable thing that microsoft has made. Easy to use and iI recomand
it and its free. People need to know that SPYWARE IS BAD
Anonymous
February 6, 2005 2:36:57 AM

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"Mark Williams" wrote:

> Has anyone been testing MS Microsoft AntiSpware beta? Any conflicts with
> any other software? How well does it work? Is it really better at finding
> things? Other thoughts?

I have, for the last month or so. So far, so good. You should still
supplement it with an antivirus program that includes spyware detection (e.g.
Norton 2005, Trend Micro) and Ad-Aware.

Ken
Anonymous
February 6, 2005 4:22:51 PM

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I have this suspicion that much fly-posted anti-spyware is actually
spyware. I also installed a very impressive program called Dr something
recommended by the CNet website and found it producing so many spurious
messages when I wans't even using or connected to the internat that I
uninstalled it quick.

--
Neil

Anti-spam - Domain is really oakleaf ~ idps ~ co ~ uk (change ~ to dot)


"Mark Williams" <MarkWilliams@att.net> wrote in message
news:sMcNd.8409$Th1.5822@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
| Brian Livingston Windows Secret newsletter had alarming results
regarding
| the effectiveness of anti-adware products failing to remove all or
even most
| adware components.
|
| http://windowssecrets.com/050127/
|
| Has anyone been testing MS Microsoft AntiSpware beta? Any conflicts
with
| any other software? How well does it work? Is it really better at
finding
| things? Other thoughts?
|
|
February 6, 2005 4:22:52 PM

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I tried MS Antispyware.. removed it quickly after losing my internet
connection and find that both my McAfee and Windows Firewalls had been
totally disabled by the installation.

--
Peter.
Toronto, Canada,
XP Home SP2.
Pentium 4 @ 3.0ghz, 160gb HD, 1.0gb DDR.
"Neil Howie" <neil.howie@Ireportallspam.net> wrote in message
news:%23lRI87EDFHA.2568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I have this suspicion that much fly-posted anti-spyware is actually
> spyware. I also installed a very impressive program called Dr something
> recommended by the CNet website and found it producing so many spurious
> messages when I wans't even using or connected to the internat that I
> uninstalled it quick.
>
> --
> Neil
>
> Anti-spam - Domain is really oakleaf ~ idps ~ co ~ uk (change ~ to dot)
>
>
> "Mark Williams" <MarkWilliams@att.net> wrote in message
> news:sMcNd.8409$Th1.5822@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> | Brian Livingston Windows Secret newsletter had alarming results
> regarding
> | the effectiveness of anti-adware products failing to remove all or
> even most
> | adware components.
> |
> | http://windowssecrets.com/050127/
> |
> | Has anyone been testing MS Microsoft AntiSpware beta? Any conflicts
> with
> | any other software? How well does it work? Is it really better at
> finding
> | things? Other thoughts?
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
February 6, 2005 4:22:53 PM

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Peter wrote:
> I tried MS Antispyware.. removed it quickly after losing my internet
> connection and find that both my McAfee and Windows Firewalls had been
> totally disabled by the installation.
>

Why are you running two software firewalls?
Anonymous
February 6, 2005 4:22:53 PM

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Why are you running two firewalls?

[[Q. Should I use both Internet Connection Firewall and a software firewall
from a different company on my Windows XP computer?
A. No. Running multiple software firewalls is unnecessary for typical home
computers, home networking, and small business networking scenarios.
Using two firewalls on the same connection could cause issues with
connectivity to the Internet or other unexpected behavior. One firewall,
whether it is the Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall or different
software firewall, can provide substantial protection for your computer.]]

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet Firewalls
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/firewall.asp

-----

Most of the Internet connectivity problems arise out of corrupt Winsock
settings. Windows sockets settings may get corrupted due to the removal of
spyware.

This has nothing to do with Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta). Any
method of removing some spyware programs may result in losing the internet
connection.

There are known spyware programs that install layered service providers
(LSPs) on computers to gather user data. When the spyware programs are
removed, the spyware-based LSPs are also removed. The LSPs are not restored
after removal.

There are several known fixes for this problem.

netsh winsock reset for XP SP2

WinsockFix.zip. (by: Option^Explicit)
http://members.shaw.ca/installations/WinsockFix.zip

LSP-Fix
Repairs Winsock 2 settings, caused by buggy or improperly-removed Internet
software, that result in loss of Internet access
http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm

Repair/Reset Winsock settings
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/winsock.htm

After you run Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta), you have network-related
problems, or you receive an error message
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892350

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%23$tHAdGDFHA.4004@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
Peter <Ex-Brit ATrogers DOTcom (adjust accordingly)> hunted and pecked:
> I tried MS Antispyware.. removed it quickly after losing my internet
> connection and find that both my McAfee and Windows Firewalls had been
> totally disabled by the installation.
>
> --
> Peter.
> Toronto, Canada,
> XP Home SP2.
> Pentium 4 @ 3.0ghz, 160gb HD, 1.0gb DDR.
> "Neil Howie" <neil.howie@Ireportallspam.net> wrote in message
> news:%23lRI87EDFHA.2568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> I have this suspicion that much fly-posted anti-spyware is actually
>> spyware. I also installed a very impressive program called Dr
>> something recommended by the CNet website and found it producing so
>> many spurious messages when I wans't even using or connected to the
>> internat that I uninstalled it quick.
>>
>> --
>> Neil
>>
>> Anti-spam - Domain is really oakleaf ~ idps ~ co ~ uk (change ~ to
>> dot)
>>
>>
>> "Mark Williams" <MarkWilliams@att.net> wrote in message
>> news:sMcNd.8409$Th1.5822@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>>> Brian Livingston Windows Secret newsletter had alarming results
>>> regarding the effectiveness of anti-adware products failing to
>>> remove all or even most adware components.
>>>
>>> http://windowssecrets.com/050127/
>>>
>>> Has anyone been testing MS Microsoft AntiSpware beta? Any
>>> conflicts with any other software? How well does it work? Is it
>>> really better at finding things? Other thoughts?
February 6, 2005 6:42:21 PM

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I wasn't. McAfee automatically turns WF off. But after the antispyware
installation I lost McAfee and the Windows Firewall refused to enable. I had
to uninstall MS AntiSpyware & McAfee then reinstall the latter. Now
everything is fine. I disconnected from the www during that operation
naturally.
I use Adaware SE, Spybot S & D, CWShredder, TrojanRemover and SpywareBlaster
in addition to McAfee Firewall/Viruscan/Privacy Svc. so the download of the
MS product was really only for a look-see.

--
Peter.
Toronto, Canada,
XP Home SP2.
Pentium 4 @ 3.0ghz, 160gb HD, 1.0gb DDR.
"Raymond J. Johnson Jr." <RayJ@nospam.net> wrote in message
news:36mvumF5284oqU1@individual.net...
> Peter wrote:
>> I tried MS Antispyware.. removed it quickly after losing my internet
>> connection and find that both my McAfee and Windows Firewalls had been
>> totally disabled by the installation.
>>
>
> Why are you running two software firewalls?
Anonymous
February 7, 2005 5:31:05 AM

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I"ve had Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) for about a month now. It is
running successfully along with McAffee Antivirus and Firewall (Windows
Firewall disabled of course), Spybot Search & Destroy, CW Shredder, Trojan
Remover, AdAware. I did once need to run the winsock repair command to
correct my internet connection but since then, all is well.


RJJ

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Why are you running two firewalls?
>
> [[Q. Should I use both Internet Connection Firewall and a software firewall
> from a different company on my Windows XP computer?
> A. No. Running multiple software firewalls is unnecessary for typical home
> computers, home networking, and small business networking scenarios.
> Using two firewalls on the same connection could cause issues with
> connectivity to the Internet or other unexpected behavior. One firewall,
> whether it is the Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall or different
> software firewall, can provide substantial protection for your computer.]]
>
> Frequently Asked Questions About Internet Firewalls
> http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/firewall.asp
>
> -----
>
> Most of the Internet connectivity problems arise out of corrupt Winsock
> settings. Windows sockets settings may get corrupted due to the removal of
> spyware.
>
> This has nothing to do with Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta). Any
> method of removing some spyware programs may result in losing the internet
> connection.
>
> There are known spyware programs that install layered service providers
> (LSPs) on computers to gather user data. When the spyware programs are
> removed, the spyware-based LSPs are also removed. The LSPs are not restored
> after removal.
>
> There are several known fixes for this problem.
>
> netsh winsock reset for XP SP2
>
> WinsockFix.zip. (by: Option^Explicit)
> http://members.shaw.ca/installations/WinsockFix.zip
>
> LSP-Fix
> Repairs Winsock 2 settings, caused by buggy or improperly-removed Internet
> software, that result in loss of Internet access
> http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm
>
> Repair/Reset Winsock settings
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/winsock.htm
>
> After you run Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta), you have network-related
> problems, or you receive an error message
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892350
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:%23$tHAdGDFHA.4004@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
> Peter <Ex-Brit ATrogers DOTcom (adjust accordingly)> hunted and pecked:
> > I tried MS Antispyware.. removed it quickly after losing my internet
> > connection and find that both my McAfee and Windows Firewalls had been
> > totally disabled by the installation.
> >
> > --
> > Peter.
> > Toronto, Canada,
> > XP Home SP2.
> > Pentium 4 @ 3.0ghz, 160gb HD, 1.0gb DDR.
> > "Neil Howie" <neil.howie@Ireportallspam.net> wrote in message
> > news:%23lRI87EDFHA.2568@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> I have this suspicion that much fly-posted anti-spyware is actually
> >> spyware. I also installed a very impressive program called Dr
> >> something recommended by the CNet website and found it producing so
> >> many spurious messages when I wans't even using or connected to the
> >> internat that I uninstalled it quick.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Neil
> >>
> >> Anti-spam - Domain is really oakleaf ~ idps ~ co ~ uk (change ~ to
> >> dot)
> >>
> >>
> >> "Mark Williams" <MarkWilliams@att.net> wrote in message
> >> news:sMcNd.8409$Th1.5822@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> >>> Brian Livingston Windows Secret newsletter had alarming results
> >>> regarding the effectiveness of anti-adware products failing to
> >>> remove all or even most adware components.
> >>>
> >>> http://windowssecrets.com/050127/
> >>>
> >>> Has anyone been testing MS Microsoft AntiSpware beta? Any
> >>> conflicts with any other software? How well does it work? Is it
> >>> really better at finding things? Other thoughts?
>
>
February 7, 2005 8:37:40 AM

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I've been using it for over two months. I haven't found any
incompatibilities - BUT it always lists my Mozilla Firefox
as an IE hijacker until I tell it to "don't do it again".

>-----Original Message-----
>Brian Livingston Windows Secret newsletter had alarming
results regarding
>the effectiveness of anti-adware products failing to
remove all or even most
>adware components.
>
>http://windowssecrets.com/050127/
>
>Has anyone been testing MS Microsoft AntiSpware beta? Any
conflicts with
>any other software? How well does it work? Is it really
better at finding
>things? Other thoughts?
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
February 7, 2005 2:39:01 PM

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No problems using it and my machine doesn't seem to get attacked anymore. It
seemed to patch up the last of the holes in XP Pro. In addition to MS
AntiSpyware, I use:

Spybot
SpywareBlaster
McAfee Antivirus
McAfee Personal Firewall Plus
Windows Firewall from SP2
DSL Router Hardware Firewall

"Mark Williams" wrote:

> Brian Livingston Windows Secret newsletter had alarming results regarding
> the effectiveness of anti-adware products failing to remove all or even most
> adware components.
>
> http://windowssecrets.com/050127/
>
> Has anyone been testing MS Microsoft AntiSpware beta? Any conflicts with
> any other software? How well does it work? Is it really better at finding
> things? Other thoughts?
>
>
>
February 11, 2005 4:01:36 PM

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Actually. it's a pretty damn good program. Problem is, there are a lot of
cynical weirdoes out there that dismiss anything connected to MS.

"Mark Williams" <MarkWilliams@att.net> wrote in message
news:sMcNd.8409$Th1.5822@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> Brian Livingston Windows Secret newsletter had alarming results regarding
> the effectiveness of anti-adware products failing to remove all or even
> most
> adware components.
>
> http://windowssecrets.com/050127/
>
> Has anyone been testing MS Microsoft AntiSpware beta? Any conflicts with
> any other software? How well does it work? Is it really better at
> finding
> things? Other thoughts?
>
>
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 2:08:56 PM

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Well, I'm very impressed with this effort form Microsoft, even if they did
buy the technology from another software house (at least I have been led to
believe this from other webpages' review of the beta). Microsoft made a very
good choice and an excellent decision to take this challange into their own
hands (at long last).

Anyway, hear is my protection:

SP2 with the software firewall running!
Trillian antivirus (came free with my motherboard!)
ADSL Router firewall.
Spyware Blaster.
Spybot search and destroy.

Recently Spybot discovered spyware on my PC and was unable to remove it no
matter what I tried (even from safemode as admin). But immediatly AntiSpyware
detected the aforementioned spyware and described it in detail. I was then
allowed to remove it, much to my delight as it was causing my computer to
crawl.

Also I am very impressed with their strategy of informing the user of any
intentions of software trying to install on your computer. This helped me
discover what program I had which was installing this spyware.

A great piece of software to add to my collection of tools for preventing
people from abusing my computer and my rights!!! I just hope when Microsoft
ship the release version that don't decide to charge for it. (Yes I am tight!
but I shouldn't have to pay for privacy)
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 11:31:02 PM

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i removed it also, just went back to usin my same antispy programs.
good luck in removing it from ur registry, if u go to registry look
for a listing named giant company, thats microsoft
antispyware.
!