Our Web Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus service provides protection spyware and has a service level for 100% protection from web viruses. We use multiple signature scanning engines plus our proprietary technology, Skeptic™, to deliver the ultimate protection from the most sophisticated and targeted web based threats. With MessageLabs Web Security Services you can:
Spyware Internet Security gives you multiple layers of protection so you can search and surf the Internet, shop and bank online, watch video, download music, documents and pictures, email and chat online - with confidence that your online world is safe from the bad guys. No other security software product gives you this level of continuous real-time protection – and when threats are on the move all the time, if it’s not continuous protection, it's not protection at all.
Security Begins in Development
According to Gartner, companies will continue to place ever more pressure on their software and device vendors to meet certain security requirements in both their own software development life cycles and their products. Companies are becoming more wary of acquiring software that does not meet the security requirements they are establishing. They look for vendors that meet their security requirements "out of the box."
Spyware holds the middle ground, neither improving nor declining with this year's offering. The code is leaner, resulting in faster scans; however, there are too few features here to warrant much excitement. Also, this is the only antivirus product we tested that attempted to download a third-party toolbar during installation. And we are puzzled why a major security company like CA doesn't provide more technical support for its consumer products.
Spyware differs from viruses and worms in that it does not usually self-replicate. Like many recent viruses, however, spyware is designed to exploit infected computers for commercial gain. Typical tactics furthering this goal include delivery of unsolicited pop-up advertisements; theft of personal information (including financial information such as credit card numbers); monitoring of Web-browsing activity for marketing purposes; or routing of HTTP requests to advertising sites.
Should you want to remov there is no All Programs option to uninstall. You will need to use Windows Add/Remove Software. In doing so, a uninstall wizard will then ask if you want to remove the antivirus, the antispyware or both from your machine. After reboot, we found no traces of products on our machine.
However, if you installed the Yahoo toolbar or made it your default search engine, you'll need to remove these separately. Removing CA alone will not change the status of these Yahoo applications.
PlSpyware, that's what you get; no firewall, no antiphishing tools, no extras.
Within the antivirus protection, the scans are faster than last year. The features touted in marketing materials -- real-time scanning, advanced heuristic scanning, and automatic e-mail scanning -- are standard and do not stand out from the competition.
All us crabby, but Spyware still isn't up to speed with the competition on its consumer antivirus and antispyware offerings and thus not yet up to our standards. Spyware is known for its enterprise security and has over the years tried to break into the consumer market with limited success. This year's offering is a solid base, but that's it. In the future, we'd really like to seeSpyware challenge Trend Micro, McAfee and Symantec. We know Spyware has the corporate security tools, so how about bringing some of them down to the consumer level?
his unique solution features a high-performance deep packet inspection engine that delivers threat protection directly on the security gateway by matching downloaded, e-mailed and compressed files against an extensive signature database. Because new threats emerge daily and are often unpredictable, the signature database is constantly updated to deliver the highest protection possible against an everchanging threat landscape.