Effectiveness of these programs?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by J_L, Mar 18, 2011.

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  1. J_L

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  2. Noob

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    Stick to mainstream ones in the meantime xD
    Most of them look like new av's/programs :rolleyes:
     
  3. J_L

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    I'm not actually using them. Just wondering if they're worth adding to Probably the Best Free Security List in the World or not.
     
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    I wouldn't anywhere near http://camtech2000.net/Pages/SpySites_Program.html. To say it's outdated would be grossly understating things. I haven't checked out the others yet.
     
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    Not new, dead, after taking a gander at a few others.

    Edit: http://camtech2000.net/Pages/SpySites_Program.html might be something for a brave tester. It's newly created and open source, who knows. For the rest, as I said, most are dead.
     
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    Here -http://www.mediachance.com/free/spythespy.htm

    It does list some legitimate apps, but it does list rogue/scamming security apps as well, such as SpyRemover, which is mentioned to be based on Spybot - Search & Destroy. WTH o_O

    I didn't bother dissecting the oficial domain for that application, but it's flagged by MyWOT (-http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/itcompany.com) and hphosts (-http://hosts-file.net/?s=itcompany.com) and MVPS hosts, at least.
     
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    I thought you said it's grossly outdated?
     
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    If you're referring to http://camtech2000.net/Pages/SpySites_Program.html, then I see no mention of that. All I see on the page is "PCMag 2003", "4600 database items", "Windows XP" (and below), and "IE4". All of that screams outdated, if not dead.

    Edit: Good god, I can't read tonight evidently. The open source one was updated March 14th 2010, per http://www.virussecurelab.com/. if that means the definitions too, then yeah, another doorstop.
     
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    I don't think Virus Effect Remover uses definitions. It is a recovery tool. According to the about page:
     
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    With the exception of Script Defender I wouldn't bother with any of the other programs.
     
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    we are not yours beta-testers
     
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    How is that the official domain?
     
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    Please don't assume everyone here thinks like you. By the way, they're not all beta programs, and I didn't ask you to test them.
     
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    I used Spy-The-Spy for awhile and liked it. It is basically a folder monitoring app.
     
  17. J_L

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    Okay, I've talked with ako and made decisions on all the programs, except for RegAuditor and SRN Free Virus Removal Tools.

    SpySites is too old, Virus Effect Remover is accepted, and Script Defender is already on the list. Spy-The-Spy is accepted by ako, so I've added it unless m00nbl00d is correct about the official domain.

    Edit:
    SRN isn't added, because of redundancy, other companies already have lots of those.
     
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    Well, that's the domain given here -http://www.mediachance.com/free/spythespy.htm for SpyRemover.

    As I mentioned, I didn't dug any further than what I previously posted, but MyWOT, hpHosts, MVPS hosts block access to, and MyWOT and hpHosts flag it as being a fraudulent domain. I didn't check if any other source I'm familiar with blocks it or not.

    As I previously mentioned, it's stated that it's based on Spybot - Search & Destroy. The UI even looks familiar with Spybot S&D -http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/SpyRemover-Screenshot-6649.html

    Surprisingly, it used to be part of Wilders Security Forum update forum section - https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=60362

    More info: -http://www.ehow.com/how_6338923_remove-spy-remover.html Same one o_O There seems to exist quite a few with the same name, heck.

    Also part of Spyware Warrior rogue list -http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm Same name. My confusion on this one. I apologize. -edit- Still, a rogue for what it seems. -end edit-

    -edit-

    Google safebrowsing report -http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=itcompany.com

    Emsisoft report -http://www.emsisoft.com/en/malware/Adware.Win32.SpyRemoverPro-entfernen.aspx

    It seems that those folks change its UI from time to time, uh? :D

    Heck, I'm tired...
     
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    I've checked the mediachance.com page, but cannot find any mention of itcompany.com there.

    Edit:
    Nevermind, found the link on "SpyRemover (based on Spybot)". Still, I don't see how that's the official domain.
     
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    Do you know, that Wilders is a security discussion forum?
     
  21. m00nbl00d

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    We are failing our communication. :D

    I'm talking about the other anti-spyware/antimalware applications mentioned at that URL, mentioned in the "List of legitimate Anti-Spyware".

    One of them being SpyRemover, which I provided information revealing it's a rogue security application.

    I haven't checked Aluria's one, though. This is the other one I'm not familiar with.

    I also don't know Spy-the-Spy, but this is not to say is a rogue. I verified the installer in VirusTotal and comes clean. But, that means nothing either. :D
     
  22. m00nbl00d

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    Have you clicked on the link where SpyRemover leads to?
     
  23. J_L

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    So you're talking about SpyRemover, not Spy-The-Spy. Must've been reading incorrectly :ouch:
     
  24. J_L

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    Blocked by Malwarebytes' IP Blocking, and WOT.
     
  25. m00nbl00d

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    Yes! lol

    At first, I didn't even realize that was the URL for the Spy-The-Spy thing. Only moments ago I realized about it, when you mentioned it.

    If you guys want to suggest Spy-The-Spy, make sure you provide a warning that SpyRemover is a rogue. I'm not sure about Aluria's one. I haven't bothered to look for it, yet.
     
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