- SUPERAntiSpyware (5.0.1144) Professional Edition – Full Review
- Scam Watch: Why Bluetooth Is A Security/Privacy Threat To You ?
- New Spybot – Search & Destroy Definition Update Available (2012-02-22)
Posted: 22 Feb 2012 09:30 PM PST
The Rating Scale Breakdown:
V. 3.0 B – "SAS" Professional Review Template
Price: $29.95 USD For A 1 year Subscription For Up To 3 Users/PC's.
Is SUPERAntiSpyware Pro Worth The Price ?: Yes it is. If you want the full protection with the added benefits of Automatic Updating, Scheduling Scanning and Real-Time Protection. Then you will be more then happy with the $29.95 USD price point.
A. Installation SUPERAntiSpyware - 5.0 "Excellent" – Fast, Safe and Simple
B. Un-installing SUPERAntiSpyware – 3.5 "Average" – No start menu un-install feature. But you can un-install using Windows control panel.
C. Stability Of Program - 5.0 "Excellent" – Absolutely no stability Issues
D. Residential Shield Test - 4.5 "Great" – Very useful and its always great when you can add an extra layer to your PC protection
DD. Browser Hi-Jack And Registry Protection – 4.0 "Great" – Great. But there is still a lack of protection for Firefox and Chrome
DDD. System Repair Option – Undetermined – Have yet to need this option for any reason.
E. Detection Rate Test:
E1. Windows XP – 4.5 "Great"
E2. Windows Vista – 4.5 "Great"
E3. Windows 7 -4.5 "Great"
F. Speed of Scan – 4.5 "Great" – Scan times run on average from about 30 mins to over an 1hr and 30mins
FF. Scan Boost – 3.5 "Average" - This option does not work with every computer we tested. But when it did work, it worked very well.
FFF. Types Of Different Scans Available - 5.0 " Excellent" - With 5 different types of scans to suite your fancy.
G. Update Manager – 5.0 " Excellent" – Works like a charm with no lag at all. As SUPERAntiSpyware has implemented smaller definition updates.
H. Scan Logs – 3.5 "Average" - The logs could be quite a bit easier to read. But they are in the same league as most programs in this category.
My Overall Score: 61/70
87.1 % = A
My Final Verdict: SUPERAntiSpyware is a very easy and safe program to use. Regardless of your background knowledge of computers and or the Internet. SUPERAntiSpyware is truly your dependable one stop shop for Spyware, Adware and or Internet Cookie removal.
Here are 2 links to download SUPERAntiSpyware Professional Edition:
1. http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html (SUPERAntiSpyware Main Site)
2. Out Of Date Link As Of This Review (Via download.com/Cnet)
Till The Next Review,
Posted: 22 Feb 2012 09:15 PM PST
How many of us use some type of Bluetooth devices ? and how many of us don't even have any idea at all of type of how these devices work ?
Well, sadly I would probably have to say there are a lot of us out there. The main issue with "Bluetooth technology" is these devices work on a wide range different frequency's. This range is measured in hertz (MHz) and depending on the frequency / level. You can determine how strong or weak the signal is and how clear your reception will be. The range of Hertz can be from 0 mhz (No signal at all) to 1000′s of mhz (Very clear and long range think law enforcement or military use). Depends where you are in relation to the device and what the weather is like where you are.
So you are asking me. What are the the security/privacy issue then ? Well the issue arises mainly because of the general design of Bluetooth devices.
The main problem is anyone with a Bluetooth enabled device has a program on their phone called scan or search for a network or a Bluetooth enabled device with in range. The range or distance that can be achieved can be anywhere from around 1 foot away to as much as 100′s of feet away.
When using a "Bluetooth search" and or "Network search" in a public area (such as a park or office building). You yourself may even be able to pick up a stray signals. It might even be possible in some cases to be able to listen in on others peoples communications.
I found that any Bluetooth enabled phone and other hands free devices (such as Bluetooth ear buds) maybe able to do this to some degree. Some phones and some hands free devices (such as Bluetooth ear buds) now even have a scan feature were your phone (or hands free device) will randomizes the signal from 1mhz to 1000′s mhz every few seconds. The problem being as long as the person is with in the devices range and there is no password or number lock on that signal (also know as wireless channel).
There is a risk of someone could be listening in on your phone call without you even knowing it. There are no clicking or chirping noises. Like the very old school wire taps and no signal interruption like a cloned or hacked phone and or other wireless devices.
Just be aware that just because it is cool looking and easy to use, DOES NOT MAKE IT SAFE. Plus a lot of highly sensitive Corporate and Government jobs are not allowed using Bluetooth and other wireless devices. Mainly because of the fact it is one of the easiest hacked communication device on the market. Plus these devices are only getting cheaper and easier to hack or compromise everyday.
Till The Next Scam Watch Feature,
Posted: 22 Feb 2012 10:46 AM PST
Hello and welcome to my post that will be continuing to following all of the Spybot – Search & Destroy weekly definition updates.
Here is the full list of updates:
Total: 2511408 fingerprints in 784683 rules for 6546 products.
To see the full list in it's original glory. Please use the following link: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html
If you would like to download Spybot – Search & Destroy please use the following link: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html
Till The Next Spybot Update,
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