Enigma AKA spyhunter trying to intimidate

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Nick, May 21, 2004.

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  1. Nick

    Nick Registered Member

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    The owner of another security site I visit has gotten some emails from Enigma Software Group claiming they are being hurt by posts that indicate their program Spyhunter actually installs spyware. Spyhunter is one of those programs that will scan your system and find spyware, but then you have to pay $29 to have it remove anything it finds. If you scan with Ad-Aware 6 or Spybot Search and Destroy, they will not find the same results as Spyhunter. They are also in Ad-Aware's database now as a detection. Anyone wanting to comment, please do so.

    http://www.netrn.net/archives2/000539.html

    http://spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=2120
     
  2. Moore

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    that stinks, i know of people that have gotten false spyware reports from using this crap too , so you might end up paying to remove nothing at all.

    maybe they should try making something legit instead.. [ hey at least im honest ]. :p
     
  3. GOPaul

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    Found this at the link below......

    <b>SpyHunter ad campaign an enigma</b>
    Enigma Software Group, owners of the SpyHunter brand, make the claim: "Our suites are built to address the need of privacy protection and computer security. We empower internet users to take control over their computers against Spyware, parasites, SPAM, and others obtaining your personal information online!" Ironic that they claim to take on miscreant advertisers, when their own ad campaign tries to trick users into thinking they are infected. Check it out. The ad looks like a DOS window, allegedly scanning and finding spyware, then ends with a warning, "Unable to Remove Items" and instructing users to "Click the OK button to Remove Items". When that is done, a fake "Severe Virus Alert!" is presented, warning that "New Software may have been installed in your PC without your consent. This software will do activity such as switch your internet homepage, launch excessive pop up advertisements. It can also monitor your Keystrokes and be used to steal your credit card information and passwords." The fake alert then advises users to install the "free" SpyHunter. Of course, SpyHunter isn't free - if it were to actually detect something, users then have to pay for removal. Tests of the product indicate its spyware detection is extremely limited, capable of detecting only a tiny percent of spyware. Ironically, the parent company of SpyHunter is Enigma Software Group. The definition of engima: "One that is puzzling, ambiguous, or inexplicable." Indeed.

    From: http://antivirus.about.com/b/a/083597.htm
     
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