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McAfee® Antispyware For Widows®XP

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Has your copy of McAfee® AntiSpyware for XP, missed out on detecting a malware attack to your XP machine?

Although McAfee® AntiSpyware for XP claims to be a front runner in the industry, it is possible that even the most up to date of anti-spywares lag behind the latest variants of malicious software. A slight variation could disguise a spyware program in order to appear legitimate to McAfee AntiSpyware for XP. Although vendor databases are being constantly updated, malicious software have a small time window before the anti-spyware can respond.

Here are a number of reasons why McAfee ® AntiSpyware is unable to detect certain threats on Windows XP.

  • Variants of known malware
  • Discrepancies in updation
  • Problems with the scan engine
  • Delayed response from the vendor
Variants of known malware

Although almost all of the known malware are detected by McAfee® AntiSpyware for XP fresh attacks with variants of known spywares can sneak into the system and cause damage. McAfee® AntiSpyware for XP has more resistance than the in-built Windows® XP Antispyware. Nevertheless a rare security breach is possible.

Discrepancies in updation

McAfee® AntiSpyware for XP, heavily relies on updated database in the local system running XP. If for some reason, discrepancies are found in the update mechanism or the updated files the system can be more vulnerable towards spyware attacks.

Problems with the scan engine

Certain problems within the scan engine could be responsible for not detecting a spyware attack. Such flaws within the software can be fixed with a software license update with the vendor.

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