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need more info on Spywareguard 2.2

by Gakada / March 31, 2004 11:37 PM PST

I just installed SG 2.2 and found a few interesting things about it.

1. In Windows XP, you have to copy or put a shortcut to E:\Documents and Settings\USERS NAME\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.

Note: Do Not copy to All Users start up, atleast the user account who installed the SG 2.2 will run it twice... (running the shortcut from its own startup and also the one on All Users account startup.

2. IF something is changing your default homepage address (such as Browser Hijacker), you will get a warning and ask that you want to RESTORE or KEEP the change....

This is kind of danger for casual users, because not everyone understand or have knowledge about BHO. So there is a change a user make a wrong choice.

3. Because of point #1, its to easy to disable it, by deleting the shortcut and restart.

Please advice if there is a setting that I should make, to prevent it -- wrong choice and shortcut deletion etc.

Thank You

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Re:need more info on Spywareguard 2.2
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 31, 2004 11:55 PM PST

Gakada,

I do NOT have winXP - so I have NO idea - wouldn't it be best you ask your questions in Javacool's forum here:

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/archive/

Scroll down till you see:

Official Javacool Software Forum >

SpywareBlaster & Other Forum

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[NT] Thanks MS
by Gakada / April 1, 2004 12:06 AM PST

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Re:need more info on Spywareguard 2.2
by Donna Buenaventura / April 1, 2004 3:06 AM PST
1. In Windows XP, you have to copy or put a shortcut to E:\Documents and Settings\USERS NAME\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.

Note: Do Not copy to All Users start up, atleast the user account who installed the SG 2.2 will run it twice... (running the shortcut from its own startup and also the one on All Users account startup.


That is correct Gakada. The limited user need to add the sgmain.exe in its OWN startup folder - see this post

2. IF something is changing your default homepage address (such as Browser Hijacker), you will get a warning and ask that you want to RESTORE or KEEP the change....

This is kind of danger for casual users, because not everyone understand or have knowledge about BHO. So there is a change a user make a wrong choice.


That is true. We have to be very careful in hitting KEEP unless the user is the one who do some changes or while installing a "trusted" program.

3. Because of point #1, its to easy to disable it, by deleting the shortcut and restart.

Please advice if there is a setting that I should make, to prevent it -- wrong choice and shortcut deletion etc.


Yes, deleting the sgmain.exe in the startup folder of any user account will stop SpywareGuard in loading during startup. You will need to add sgmain.exe again if you want SpywareGuard to load and protect you. Clicking File|Exit in SpywareGuard will do only exit the program but will load again during next restart.

HTH

Donna
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[NT] Thanks D, I guess its not for XP multiple users at home or offices yet,
by Gakada / April 1, 2004 4:39 AM PST

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You're welcome Gakada.

Some software (example: Opera browser ) has the option available for users (while installing the software) to select whether the installation of the software will be use to 'All Users' or 'Current User' only. Hopefully this option will be added or can be added by Javacool.

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