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Bazooka scanner...any good?

by Willy / September 21, 2004 1:10 AM PDT

I got the free Bazooka scanner from Kephyr software people. It seems to detect the basic stuff but can it really go after all/bigger malware? Plus, it seems to want to update pretty often and when I do, like for example, it may express the update is 12-days old and after being updated now is 5-days old, that doesn't make sense to me. TIA -----Willy

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Re: Bazooka scanner...any good?
by Mark5019 / September 21, 2004 7:10 AM PDT

never heard of it

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Re: Bazooka scanner...any good?
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 21, 2004 9:38 AM PDT

As far as I know, there are NO problems with the scanner.

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Re: Bazooka scanner...any good?
by Willy / September 22, 2004 11:35 PM PDT

It's fairly quick and reminds me of Stinger. Other than what I mentioned, it appears to do alright. I think its great for a quick look and such. I do like the "more info" aspect that it provides to help "manually" remove malware. Thanks again -----Willy

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Re: Bazooka scanner...any good?
by kiwilea / December 5, 2004 6:36 PM PST

I have just downloaded Bazooka and it said my version was 120 days old and I should update now. Every time I go to do this the browser window comes up with an error message that can not open the page.....any help. have tried to place URL manually and that has same effect. Same with online encyclopedia....not sure what the problem is. Went to zephyr.com thinking I could go on from there but cant!!!!!!!!!! Sad

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Re: Bazooka scanner...any good?
by roddy32 / December 5, 2004 9:19 PM PST

Hi Kiwilea
It's Kephyr , not zephyr but I can not get any of their pages to open either. Seeing as the version is 120 days old and won't update and we can't get anywhere on their website, I'm assuming that maybe they no longer exist. It is not one of the more popular scanners but, then again, it's also not on the bad list. I would suggest using some different ones that are free which we can provide you links for. What, if anything else are you using for protection for spyware/viruses/firewall, etc?

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