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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Re: Trend Micro AntiSpyware evaluation

    Perhaps not surprisingly, Trend Micro Anti-Spyware is Intermute's SpySubtract - as you noted in your other recent post, Trend Micro has taken over Intermute recently.

    See SpySubtract is now Trend Micro Anti-Spyware 3.0.

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    Platinum Lounger
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    Trend Micro AntiSpyware evaluation

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by JohnGray on 01-Jul-05 10:30. add comments following installation and a little testing)</P>Newly available for Windows XP and Windows 2000 is an evaluation version of Trend Micro AntiSpyware, a 2.1 MB download. I know nothing about this product other than what information is provided on the website. Does anyone know if it has been bought in? Since it says Version 3 it presumably has been available in some form previously... Might it have been called Spy Sleuth previously?

    On installation it asks for your Primary Email Address, to which a welcome message and, ominously, "other information", may be sent. Putting a dummy address allows the installation to continue.
    An updated version of the Anti-Spyware Definitions is available for download when you run the program.
    It can be purchased for $29.95.
    It puts an icon on your desktop AND a program in your (common) Starup folder, both pointing to TMAS.EXE.
    The System Tray icon talks about "Venus Fly Trap" being "fully available", which seems to be a permanently-running trap program (like Spybot's TeaTimer).

    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
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    Re: Trend Micro AntiSpyware evaluation

    There's also a "free" version available for on-demand scans, although I found the complete scan of a 40GB hard drive takes a very long time: Trend Micro Anti-Spyware for the Web. This is somewhat different than Trend Micro's HouseCall antivirus scanner, in that it is a download that runs locally rather than an ActiveX control that runs inside IE. When you run the scanner, it makes a brief connection to an InterMute web site, presumably to verify that the signature file is up-to-date. The interface for reporting and cleaning reminds me of Spybot S&D (see attached).

    Anyway, an on-demand scanner is no substitute for "real-time" protection, but for people collecting scanning tools, here's another one you can add to your collection.

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