DON'T fall into Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Sites

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  1. Wai_Wai

    Wai_Wai Registered Member

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    DON'T fall into Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Sites

    Hi.
    Just to make sure everyone will get this information.
    Spread this message if you find the following useful.

    One day, someone recommended me about this website:
    hxxp://www.anti-spyware-review.toptenreviews.com/ (rogue site!!)
    hxxp://www.adwarereport.com/ (Another rogue site which has anti-spyware reviews very similar to the above!!)​
    (You may consider banning these sites!)

    I took a look at it.
    Surprisingly, it ranked some of the uncommon anti-spyware as Number 1. It has a column for spyware test where this Number-1 product score the highest. However that's it. It has no details about the test.
    To mask its pushy advertising tactics, it does put up some famous anti-spyware in the top 10 list.
    Actually it is an affiliate site which have financial relationships with some anti-spyare companies.

    This website is listed in "Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Sites":
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#sites

    For more information why this website is untrustworthy, see:
    http://netrn.net/spywareblog/archives/2004/09/23/anti-spyware-software-review-sites-again/

    To find out who own this rogue website:
    anti-spyware-review.toptenreviews.com:
    http://www.betterwhois.com/bwhois.cgi?domain=anti-spyware-review.toptenreviews.com&x=59&y=18

    Adwarereport.com:
    http://www.livewhois.net/whois.php?domain=www.adwarereport.com

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    If you wish to get better anti-spyware reviews, go there instead:
    http://spywarewarrior.com/asw-test-guide.htm
    http://www.consumersearch.com/www/software/anti-spyware-reviews/reviews.html

    For a list of reputable anti-spyware:
    Ad-aware
    Microsoft AntiSpyware (acquired GIANT technology)
    Pest Patrol
    Spybot Search & Destroy
    Spyware Doctor
    Webroot Spy Sweeper
    (You may also try) CounterSpy (acquired GIANT technology)​
    From http://spywarewarrior.com/asw-features.htm#rec


    Thanks for your time to read it.
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2005
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