SpywareGuard

SpywareGuard

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 42 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    106,890
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 16, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    14
  • Platform:
    Windows

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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 42 votes

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Results 1–10 of 37

1 stars

"junk, junky, junkest, junkarino"

March 29, 2013  |  By scanner2011

 |  Version: SpywareGuard 2.2

Pros

none, noney, nonest, nonearino

Cons

doesn't work

Summary

doesn't work

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1 stars

"Does nothing, from 2004"

July 01, 2012  |  By crsecon

 |  Version: SpywareGuard 2.2

Pros

Null set, nil, nada.

Cons

Does nothing. Update was run and was made current through mid-2004.

Summary

Had to delete this oddity, once with Wise Jet Cleaner and there remained traces found with Win7 Search that demanded administrator permission to remove (only account is an admin!); were removed under protest by Ultra Virus Killer.

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5 stars

"Where do these utilities come from that are 7 years old"

February 12, 2011  |  By hogndog

 |  Version: SpywareGuard 2.2

Pros

Its all good

Cons

Its all good

Summary

These utilities need to park it until another comes along that are updated, I'm using it to see what there is to see.

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3 stars

"Every little bit helps"

April 12, 2010  |  By howardferns

 |  Version: SpywareGuard 2.2

Pros

It may be very out of date but it's free, it's compatible with my antivirus, it's not slowing my pc down, it's not hogging resources, so there's no harm in leaving it to get on with it.

Cons

Download.com link doesn't work, but you can find it if you look around.

Summary



Updated on May 24, 2011

Been using this for over a year now. In that time, according to its reports, all it detected were 6 new BHOs. 5 of these I kept, it tells me, and 1 I removed. My conclusion: waste of space, and I'm uninstalling it.

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4 stars

"Works at stopping some .exe malware"

February 07, 2010  |  By mojojam

 |  Version: SpywareGuard 2.2

Pros

Small easy to use interface. Uses little resources. Uses heuristic scanning. Logfile to see what has been blocked.

Cons

Sometimes a problem to uninstall.

Summary

A few things:
1-This uses heuristic scanning techniques so it doesn't need frequent updates. If you don't know what that is google it. Since there hasn't been an update since 2004 it might be just for protecting against the activities of a certain type of malware.
2-There are multiple rogue security software (malware that pretends to be antivirus software) with a similar name like Spyware Guard 2008. This is not related to any of that malware stuff. SpywareGuard 2.2 is free and never should ask you to pay to remove malware. If it does then you probably installed the malware Spyware Guard 2008 or Antivirus2009 or whatever the current variant is.
3-It is NOT, in my opinion, a comprehensive anti-malware software. You need to run it with other anti-virus and anti-malware software to get decent protection.

I've had good luck with it stopping some malware on some problem student pc's that always seemed to get infected with something. The only problem I've had with it was it would not properly uninstall on two pc's, hence the 4 stars.

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1 stars

"it sucks, not worth pay for."

July 16, 2009  |  By golfnut59

 |  Version: SpywareGuard 2.2

Pros

there are none, Unless you pay for the item and even then it find the less items.

Cons

Not worth paying for.

Summary

This was to be a free trail download, But I have to pay for it to do anything. An then it did not fix or find any problems.

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1 stars

"IT IS USELESS!"

July 10, 2009  |  By crazyhorsedancer

 |  Version: SpywareGuard 2.2

Pros

Sorry no pros whatsoever.

Cons

As "hogmeister" said, the database is now 5 years old.
Why dont Javacool just dump the thing!

Summary

Useless piece of rubbish.So outdated its unbelievable.
Have a pint of nice beer instead.

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5 stars

"Beutiful, lightweight protection...MUST HAVE!!!!"

June 17, 2009  |  By jayleon07

 |  Version: SpywareGuard 2.2

Pros

Lightweight, does not usse a lot of system ressources, blocks adware beutifully in combination with spyware guard; no need to update it because it doessnt need definition updates but scans by checking software behaviour

Cons

NOTE; this is not a main antispyware, get another one like superantispyware. and also read their website to undersand why this does not need updates

Summary

small lightweight antispyware, but don't make it your main one as this is not the main design for this software

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1 stars

"need updation!"

February 02, 2009  |  By torami

 |  Version: SpywareGuard 2.2

Pros

need updation!

Cons

need updation!

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1 stars

"MALWARE DONT DOWNLODA"

January 23, 2009  |  By chriscusano

 |  Version: SpywareGuard 2.2

Pros

NONE DONT DOWNLOAD THIS ITS MALWARE

Cons

MALWARE DONT DOWNLOAD
http://www.wiki-security.com/wiki/Parasite/SpywareGuard2008

Summary

This is MALWARE DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS
CNET PLEASE TAKE THIS GARBAGE OFF YOUR WEBSITE
http://www.wiki-security.com/wiki/Parasite/SpywareGuard2008
I work with this stuff, don't believe these jokers even though they have a website. It's just like the antivirus 200x series.

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General
Publisher BrightFort
Publisher web site http://www.brightfort.com/
Release Date March 16, 2006
Date Added March 16, 2006
Version 2.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 1.97MB
File Name spywareguardsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 106,890
Downloads Last Week 14
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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