I noticed here that SpywareGuard has caused problems with CAVS. Is it fixed yet/going to be fixed? I havent installed CAVS yet, but I do have SpywareGuard.
Are there any other basic apps to prompt me for BHOs/homepage changes etc? I have SpywareBlaster, IE-Spyads, MVPS hosts file aswell (as prevention) and dont want anything like windows defender or winpatrol to slow me down.
As a past SpywareGuard user (uninstalled to install CAV), my perspective is that the problem is with the fact that SpywareGuard does it’s job with no user interaction. It is doing/blocking things that it thinks are right; quite opposite of how Windows Defender does things… giving the user the opportunity to allow/block.
In my (low inner working knowledge) opinion, I see things as SpywareGuard needs to make itself less uber/silent, increasing it’s friendliness/flexibility/compatibility.
… And maybe I am wrong, but that’s my thought on the subject to date.
FYI… I still use the companies SpywareBlaster however.
SpywareGuard alerts for BHOs and Homepage changes. I think its the Real time protection that causes problems as the help doesnt mention alerts for this. That can be turned off and may well fix the problem. I like SG as its light and the BHO/Homepage alerts is all I need.
Will CAVS, alert for BHO / Homepage changes.?
Or rootkits / registry changes?
I beleive the short answer is no, not in CAV. But I do beleive those are things that are on the horizon in upcoming projects… BB (Behaviour Blocker) and HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention) come to mind as upcoming projects… not 100%, but BB might provide some of what you’re asking.
You could always go to the wishlist in the CAVS forum and make a post. Perhaps they might consider integrating those tasks some time soon. ;D
Ryan, I think the situation might get worse (or in Melih’s perspective better) with the release of newer versions. Perhaps someday we might need to see a Psychologist to alleviate the problem of our addiction. ;D Hehe…