Knowledgebase: SpywareGuard
Why is my SpywareGuard® database dated 2004?
Posted by BrightFort Support, Last modified by BrightFort Support on 01 May 2008 07:02 PM

SYMPTOMS

You've run LiveUpdate, but your SpywareGuard database is still from 2004.

CAUSE

The current version of the SpywareGuard database is dated January 22, 2004.

EXPLANTION

The current version of SpywareGuard still provides strong protection against Browser Hijacking by alerting the user as soon as such activity is detected. SpywareGuard's Browser Hijacking Protection component doesn't require database updates.

The real-time scanning built into SpywareGuard 2.2 has been extended about as much as is possible - which unfortunately means a complete rewrite is needed to allow for future changes and updates. This doesn't mean that the current real-time scanning is ineffective. Because of its heuristic scanning methods, SpywareGuard will cover more recent variants of items in the database, even without database updates. It does mean that SpywareGuard can't detect some completely new items (i.e. completely new spyware/adware programs, as opposed to new versions of, say, "RapidBlaster").

In conclusion, SpywareGuard can protect you from all Browser Hijackers and some spyware/adware programs. You can use SpywareBlaster® to provide further protection from spyware, adware, dialers, and other unwanted Active-X programs.

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