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    Senior Member chizra's Avatar
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    newbies-which anti-spyware not to use

    Folks,

    There are not-so-good and totally rogue anti-spyware out in the open. Before you download, check out this list and seperate the wolf from the sheep.

    Corrupt Anti-Spyware

    Hope it helps.

    Cheers
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    It might be worth noting the few that work well:

    SpySweeper (Webroot)
    Ad-Aware
    Spybot
    Spyware Doctor
    Windows Defender (MS)

    There's others...
    “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” — Will Rogers

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    Senior Member chizra's Avatar
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    correct,

    however, the names mentioned are already among the 69 'good' anti-spywares.

    there are also, in all-206 rogue anti-spywares and four parasite removal tools listed.

    cheers
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    Good site, I like to refer to this site as well, lots of information.


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    I second the site that dalek posted. I used to use it to inform co-workers on what was phony and what was genuine.

    There is lots of information on the front page....It's really good stuff!
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    Senior Member chizra's Avatar
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    thx!

    i not just use my brains, but also, all those that i can borrow!
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    wow, I didnt know there were THAT many spyware removal products that were not legit...i mean, i knew there were some corrupt ones, but this site is an eye opener...

    great find!

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    Senior Member chizra's Avatar
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    ah..another mind dropping!

    This is anotha good place to find info and possible removal instructions for a lot of nasty stuff.

    Total parasites in database: 8253

    Link

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    I have actually "used" one of the bad programs listed on Chizra's site he linked. It was SpyAxe. I don't know how my mom's computer got it on there, either they downloaded it thinking it was legit, or my step dad somehow got it on there from his late night pr0n escapades. Anyways, I got on her computer one day and this popped up right at the start. My first reaction was,"ZOMG! My mom is finally trying to help the computer out! A spyware remove tool that autoscans on startup!" Well, I let it run its course, which, by the way takes a total of like 5 secs. I see this and I think,"Ad-aware takes usually at least a minute on my very fast computer....Wierd." Then, it prompted me to delete its selection. WELL WELL WELL....I look through the list, and I see things within the list that are in the registry. I look closer, and they are very necessary keys. So, experience with SpyAxe, I learned that not all things out there play nice. Glad you found that site Chizra. Hopefully it will help save some people some trouble.

    -Cowbaal

    Edit: After posting, and thinking back to that situation, I'm not really sure if it was SpyAxe or some other "Spy<insert blah word here>". Either way, it still applies...

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    It might be worth noting the few that work well:

    SpySweeper (Webroot)
    I don't like spy sweeper. They have a pop-up that claims that it is free but you have to buy it to remove anything.

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