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New Convert with Anti-Keylogger Query

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Greetings,

Like many I use a balanced, layered approach to security. Recently I migrated from Webroot Spy Sweeper to SAS as my real-time signature anti-malware. There were several reasons not the least of which was to lighten my load on 24/7 resource utilization.

My dilemma is this. Does the group feel I have left myself vulnerable to getting knocked up by a keylogger?

I'm fully aware that SAS does not focus on anti-keylogger technology. If I wanted one product that strove to secure everything I'd have Norton. I'd also have a gun in my mouth but that's another story. Spy Sweeper has a box marked "Keylogger" in the Windows Systems submenu of their "Shields" section, although I never could ascertain what that really meant (in terms of practical protection). Don't get me wrong; this is not an anti-Webroot rant as there are many things I like about Spy Sweeper. I am keeping it around for on-demand sweeps.

We like talking about rootkits and keyloggers these days but for real-time defense, what's the reality? What is the consensus?

Thanks for taking the time to read my first post!

Take Care,

-P220ST

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This is sort of a holistic take on the above. Do you feel I've perhaps achieved a better sense of balance with SAS in place of Spy Sweeper for 24/7 real-time protection?

To help answer that nebulous question, I'm a modestly well informed computer user, not an IT guy by any means. I practice safe hex: no porn, p2p, file sharing, attachmnet opening or other unsafe practices of which I'm aware. I use a Dell Inspiron 8200 with a 2GHz P4, 1GB RAM, a 60GB 5400 RPM HDD and my biggest vice is streaming audio from Rhapsody (via IE7).

Am I balanced? Out of balance? Early this morning the washing machine told me that my load was out of balance and I got nervous :? .

Take Care,

-P220ST

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