bitdefender Free spyware?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Hummer, Oct 14, 2003.

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  1. Hummer

    Hummer Registered Member

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    I currently use Nod32. From browsing around it seems BitDefender is a respected freeware program for backup A/V use. I'm just wondering if anyone knows of spyware in it. Hard to image a decent freeware A/V without some form of money in it for em.

    Am I missing any other 'respected' freeware A/V's. I only need on-demand scanning as a backup.

    TIA!
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Hummer,

    To my knowledge there is only one AV that is reputedly spyware: EAntology's StopSign:
    http://www.pestpatrol.com/PestInfo/S/StopSign.asp
    http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/DownloadReceiver.html
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/adware.downreceive.html

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. JayK

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    Well how about Vcatch?
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Good one, JayK. Must be one of those I'm trying to forget:
    http://www.pestpatrol.com/PestInfo/v/vcatch_3_0.asp

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    previous versions contained spyware components.
    do not know about the current version..
     
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