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Old 10-05-2005, 13:04   #1
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Exclamation List of "Anti Spyware" tools to be avoided

A good compliment to Stu's sticky here:
http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/showthread.php?t=6152

Obviously, if you're in the market for an anti-spyware tool, you don't need to look further than Stuarts thread, however...

For those that like to tamper and test ( who know who you are ), here is a great guide to the ones you should avoid:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
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Re: List of "Anti Spyware" tools to be avoided

I'd rep you but I need to spread it -*cue the rep tarts*

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Re: List of "Anti Spyware" tools to be avoided

Notice how there a lot of imitators there? Trying to confuse people. There's even a Spyware Blaster, which they state is not to be confused with javacool's SpywareBlaster.
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Re: List of "Anti Spyware" tools to be avoided

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Notice how there a lot of imitators there? Trying to confuse people. There's even a Spyware Blaster, which they state is not to be confused with javacool's SpywareBlaster.
Exactly, I was aware that there were a lot of copy-cat bits of software out there and some down right useless ones, but when I stumbled on this page I hadn't appreciated the true extent.

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Re: List of "Anti Spyware" tools to be avoided

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Notice how there a lot of imitators there? Trying to confuse people. There's even a Spyware Blaster, which they state is not to be confused with javacool's SpywareBlaster.

a lad at work got caught by that one , cost him $20 or $30 , cant remember , he was looking for the free one
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Re: List of "Anti Spyware" tools to be avoided

any chance of this one merging with stuart's sticky or getting a sticky itself ? (merge preferably)

plus, an excuse to use my smiley
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Re: List of "Anti Spyware" tools to be avoided

If you're in any doubt as to whether you've got a suspect anti spyware program installed on your system, then there's a little (freebie) program you can run that will identify it and (in some cases) remove it from your system. The program is called Rouge Remover and it's available at:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/rogueremover.php

The problem is that there are quite a few "anti spyware" programs on the net that claim to do the business by identifying and getting rid of malware. Unfortunately these companies use "false positives" to trick the user into buying their products which (in the long run) turn out to be as much use as a chocolate teapot.

In addition, the program will (also) identify a lot of other (potentially) useless (system hogging) stuff as well. give it a go, you've nowt to lose!

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Re: List of "Anti Spyware" tools to be avoided

BUMP: Update on the above post

Seeing a lot of these Fake Self Installing AV's popping up

Names are simple

Av.exe
VistaAV.exe
AVvista.exe
Win7av.exe
7av.exe
XPAV.exe
avxp.exe

Anything Along the lines of AV and your OS in the name = Naughty and will start blocking programs (Browsers, Messenger etc.)

I may also point out. The easiest way to get these are from Pornographic sites.. So if one pops up and you tell us.. My eye is on you!
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Old 24-12-2010, 15:22   #10
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Re: List of "Anti Spyware" tools to be avoided

The thing its just avoid installing anything from a pop up window unless you trust the site you are on and only then if its perhaps a flash update or something you recognise.

You should all have security and trust what you have so why ever click yes to these pop ups
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Re: List of "Anti Spyware" tools to be avoided

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BUMP: Update on the above post

Seeing a lot of these Fake Self Installing AV's popping up

Names are simple

Av.exe
VistaAV.exe
AVvista.exe
Win7av.exe
7av.exe
XPAV.exe
avxp.exe

Anything Along the lines of AV and your OS in the name = Naughty and will start blocking programs (Browsers, Messenger etc.)

I may also point out. The easiest way to get these are from Pornographic sites.. So if one pops up and you tell us.. My eye is on you!
I got one yesterday on google images ,and before anyones eyes are on me i was searching film stars for the competion

good news is that vm anti virus blocked it
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Old 24-12-2010, 15:39   #12
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I view porn on the internet and I have never caught a virus from doing so

Scoring round town is a different story lol
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Old 24-12-2010, 15:44   #13
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I view porn on the internet and I have never caught a virus from doing so

Scoring round town is a different story lol

quite right to ,as long as your keyboard is clean and checked regular you will be fine
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