anyone try Spy Cleaner Gold 9.5?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by WSFuser, Jul 10, 2005.

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  1. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    Heres the review from CNET:

    It got a 5 out of 5. seems like an interesting antispyware. any opinions/experiences?
     
  2. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    thanks for info WSFuser... I may give the trial version a run when I get time.

    ...however, the database certainly needs adding to at this stage, but we shall have to wait and see I suppose what happens in future..

    Cheers, TAS

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    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    hmmmmm... maybe I won't at this stage install. Will try to get more info/feedback on it. o_O

    Source: FROM HERE
     
  4. I installed SpyCleanerGold 9.5 when none of my browsers would bring up a window and SpyBot was unable to find anything.

    Spy Cleaner Gold 9.5 found a number of suspected problems and I stupidly told it to clean them.

    Now Explorer.exe core dumps. I reinstalled a different drive to boot up on but have not figured out what it broke yet. Still going through the DeleteLog.txt file.
     
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    I purchased their program and have had nothing but problems with it. As mentioned above it cleans core system files because they are detected as spyware. I thought this was going to be a good program but that turned out not to be the case. STAY AWAY FROM THIS and any version they come out with!!! You'll eventually regret it if you don't.
     
  6. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    FYI. SpyCleaner seems to have a dark past.
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#scgold_note
    Note on SpyCleaner: SpyCleaner was listed on this page because of concerns with false positives. In early March 2005, a new version of SpyCleaner was released, followed by new definitions. Testing with this new version indicates that the problems with earlier versions have been satisfactorily resolved. Thus, we can no longer consider SpyCleaner to be "rogue/suspect" anti-spyware.

    My personal experience with an AS software, that once was listed as rogue software and not anymore, was XoftSpy of paretologic.com.
    So I gave XoftSpy a second chance and during the very first scan, it reported my language indicator in the system tray as malware. For the fun, I let XoftSpy remove it and my language indicator was gone indeed after the next reboot.
    A so called improved XoftSpy, that was even tested by a team and still makes such a big mistake, doesn't deserve my attention.

    So I won't use SpyCleaner Gold either.
    The saying "Once a thief, always a thief" seems to be true.
     
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