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  1. GA

    GA Registered Member

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    Anyone ever heard of eScorcher Antivirus? It is free, but is it any good? It's available at www.eScorcher.com Thanks.
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  2. eyespy

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    Never heard of that one.
    Is it new ?
    Sounds like a job for......Technodrome and Wizard !!

    bill :D
     
  3. eyespy

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    Checkout these links !!
    Very interesting ...... http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/1033/90174 or http://download.com.com/3302-2347-7822012.html
    bill :(


    Note from FanJ: I fixed the link
     
  4. discogail

    discogail Security Expert

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    I've been hearing about this one for awhile..even reports of drive-by installs. I even encountered a popup box..about a month ago... asking if I want to install eScorcher.

    "What is eScorcher?
    eScorcher is a free antivirus software which is supported by serving ads to its users. eScorcher Antivirus is able to detect and delete all popular forms of Trojans, I-worms, virus scripts and other virus-related programs. eScorcher is designed to provide excellent anti-virus protection for computers working on Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT4/XP operating systems. eScorcher consits of 2 parts: Supporter5 and eScorcher. Supporter5 is responsible for updates of new virus bases each time you logon to the web. eScorcher is responsible for performing virus checks and deletions.


    How is the information collected and used?
    eScorcher collects ip addresses. eScorcher uses the information it gathers to tailor our content to suit our members' needs and to help our advertisers better understand our members' demographics. We will provide that information in aggregate form to our advertisers. eScorcher's ads contain links to other sites. eScorcher is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. In the case of a merger or acquisition, personally identifiable information is deemed related to the primary purpose for which the information was collected and therefore may be one of the transferred assets. "
     
  5. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

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    Stay away from it! Trust me!

    read:
    http://www.boardreader.com/scripts/texis.exe/viewthread?query=escorcher&ttype=&postid=3d7b208f100

    http://www.sharkyforums.com/showthread.php?s=f90653dcaf892cfa67c7e9adfc2bcfc1&threadid=145407&highlight=escorcher

    http://www.myunreal.com/BBS/ubb/Forum15/HTML/001521.html

    http://www.movieline.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000568.html


    Technodrome
     
  6. GA

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    Thanks to everyone for the info and excellent links. A little knowledge goes a long way. I'll stay away from that one. Although I doubt that I would have ever seen their ads or pop-ups, I use The Proxomitron with very heavy settings, along with TPF3. Thanks again.
    GA
     
  7. eyespy

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    Thank you FanJ. I couldn't get that link to work!!
    bill :)
     
  8. eyespy

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    GA....
    Your quite welcome !!

    regards,
    bill :)
     
  9. Raygun

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    That's not free. Everyone should note that anytime any program tells you it serves ads you automatically solve the equation in your mind and you see it as "A load of crap!"
     
  10. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    LOL a av spam box thats the first time i ever seen a security app lol lol lol lol with spam spyware lol i havnt laugh so hard in such a long time lol

    now i can say ive seen it all
     
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