Spyware scanner



James Butler
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
I am trying to detect if there is a need to purchase a spyware for our
network, we already have anti-virus. Is there any scanner out there that
can scan for Spyware/Malware?

Regards
JB

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
From: "James Butler" <butler@f2s.com>

| I am trying to detect if there is a need to purchase a spyware for our
| network, we already have anti-virus. Is there any scanner out there that
| can scan for Spyware/Malware?
|
| Regards
| JB

You mean besides Ad-Aware SE, SpyBot Search and Destroy and SpywareBlaster ?

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Bigbruva
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
For how many workstations? If you are only talking about a few then David's
suggestions are a good starting place. However if you are looking for a
antispyware solution for more than about a dozen or so workstations you are
somewhat more limited. Currently Counterspy Enterprise
(http://www.sunbelt-software.com/CounterSpyEnterprise.cfm) is probably the
most well respected solution (although I have had mix results working with
it's deployment options)

Other than that you could look at an AV vendor that is now starting to
support AS as well like Trend Micro and their PC-cillin suite
(http://www.trendmicro.com/en/products/desktop/pc-cillin/evaluate/overview.htm)

Does that help?

BB

"James Butler" <butler@f2s.com> wrote in message
news:BED64EB7.430D%butler@f2s.com...
>I am trying to detect if there is a need to purchase a spyware for our
> network, we already have anti-virus. Is there any scanner out there that
> can scan for Spyware/Malware?
>
> Regards
> JB
>

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
"Bigbruva" <Richardh@dontusethis.ws> wrote in message
news:ex63$3gcFHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl
| For how many workstations? If you are only talking about a few then David's
| suggestions are a good starting place. However if you are looking for a
| antispyware solution for more than about a dozen or so workstations you are
| somewhat more limited. Currently Counterspy Enterprise
| (http://www.sunbelt-software.com/CounterSpyEnterprise.cfm) is probably the
| most well respected solution (although I have had mix results working with
| it's deployment options)
|
| Other than that you could look at an AV vendor that is now starting to
| support AS as well like Trend Micro and their PC-cillin suite
| (http://www.trendmicro.com/en/products/desktop/pc-cillin/evaluate/overview.htm)
|
| Does that help?
|
| BB
|
| "James Butler" <butler@f2s.com> wrote in message
| news:BED64EB7.430D%butler@f2s.com...
|| I am trying to detect if there is a need to purchase a spyware for our
|| network, we already have anti-virus. Is there any scanner out there that
|| can scan for Spyware/Malware?
||
|| Regards
|| JB

Not to forget when MS Anti Spyware comes out og Beta it will be targeted for the Enterprise
but free to the indidividual.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

Crouchie1998
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
Hi James,

Try this one:

Spybot 1.4

http://hestiasn.cachefly.net/spybotsd14.exe

It's totally free, but you can make a donation if you want to.

Before using it for commercial purposes I suggest you contact them
(http://www.spybot.info/en/contact/licenses.html)

I hope this helps

Crouchie1998
BA (HONS) MCP MCSE

Bigbruva
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
Actually David this is not correct, MS AntiSpyware is coming out of Beta
soon (ish) but it is NOT targeted for the Enterprise.
It will have no management features or centralized control or reporting, it
is aimed squarely at the home and SoHo markets.

The "Enterprise" version you are referring to will not be free and will be
released sometime after that, probably sometime next year, so don't hold
your breath ;-)

BB

"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
news:OXthrAhcFHA.1392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> "Bigbruva" <Richardh@dontusethis.ws> wrote in message
> news:ex63$3gcFHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl
> | For how many workstations? If you are only talking about a few then
> David's
> | suggestions are a good starting place. However if you are looking for a
> | antispyware solution for more than about a dozen or so workstations you
> are
> | somewhat more limited. Currently Counterspy Enterprise
> | (http://www.sunbelt-software.com/CounterSpyEnterprise.cfm) is probably
> the
> | most well respected solution (although I have had mix results working
> with
> | it's deployment options)
> |
> | Other than that you could look at an AV vendor that is now starting to
> | support AS as well like Trend Micro and their PC-cillin suite
> |
> (http://www.trendmicro.com/en/products/desktop/pc-cillin/evaluate/overview.htm)
> |
> | Does that help?
> |
> | BB
> |
> | "James Butler" <butler@f2s.com> wrote in message
> | news:BED64EB7.430D%butler@f2s.com...
> || I am trying to detect if there is a need to purchase a spyware for our
> || network, we already have anti-virus. Is there any scanner out there
> that
> || can scan for Spyware/Malware?
> ||
> || Regards
> || JB
>
> Not to forget when MS Anti Spyware comes out og Beta it will be targeted
> for the Enterprise
> but free to the indidividual.
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>
>

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
From: "Bigbruva" <Richardh@dontusethis.ws>

| Actually David this is not correct, MS AntiSpyware is coming out of Beta
| soon (ish) but it is NOT targeted for the Enterprise.
| It will have no management features or centralized control or reporting, it
| is aimed squarely at the home and SoHo markets.
|
| The "Enterprise" version you are referring to will not be free and will be
| released sometime after that, probably sometime next year, so don't hold
| your breath ;-)
|
| BB

The Enterprise version is the only version that interests me and I know it won't be free.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

James Butler
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
I have now been told to purchase McAfee Anti-spyware, instead of Counterspy
Enterprise or Trend micro. Can someone tell me the advantages of the named
choices over McAfee, I need to convince the powers that be.

Thanks in advance


J.B

Bigbruva
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
Hi James read a ZD Net review for yourself here:
http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/McAfee_AntiSpyware/4505-3688_16-30887685.html

It is not a BAD product but it is not the best so see what the powers think.

Does that help?

BB

"James Butler" <butler@f2s.com> wrote in message
news:BEE0D3DA.4C70%butler@f2s.com...
>I have now been told to purchase McAfee Anti-spyware, instead of Counterspy
> Enterprise or Trend micro. Can someone tell me the advantages of the
> named
> choices over McAfee, I need to convince the powers that be.
>
> Thanks in advance
>
>
> J.B
>


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