Free WinCleaner AntiSpyware?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Spyros, Apr 10, 2007.

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  1. Spyros

    Spyros Registered Member

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    Saw a link for it on the ComputerActive site. Is this any good? It says free and with real-time scanning...
    http://www.wincleaneras.com/
     
  2. Hipgnosis

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    I think I'll pass. It says it's a product by "Business Logic Corporation", however, there is no mention of it at their website under "products". It may be legit, but I'm not interested enough to be a guinea pig.
     
  3. steve161

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    Downloaded it, and scanned it with AVS and A-squared. Came up clean. The quick scan was, well, quick. No spyware found :D The real-time shield runs light, one process at 1460 kb's.
     
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    I think I am going to give it a try and see what happens. If I am not posting within the next few days it means to stay away from this product. :D

    edit- downloaded and scanned with virustotal which came up clean. Ran the installer and the program was set up by default with some 51 web shields running. After update the signature database was some 70k+. Ran the quick scanner which took less than five minutes, nothing found. Tried to then acces the internet and had trouble. Saw a few pop-up warnings about search engine being changed, looked like WinCleaner wanted to change back to IE7's original setting which I did not allow. Opening web pages was initially dramatically slower and one actually timed out. After a few web pages were opened surfing noticibly ran smoother, although slow. I uninstalled, which was very fast. Then I checked the install folders and none were present- so it looks like a clean uninstall. Only had one outbound alert from Online Armor firewall which occured during the signature update. That's about it.
     
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    Considering my experience with Winfixer, WinAntiVirus, etc., I think I would pass on anything with a "win" on it. :cautious:
     
  7. LoneWolf

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    What about Winpatrol?
     
  8. Perman

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    Hi, folks: How about WinXP? Sometimes We do find bad apples mixed in w/ good ones. Buyers be aware!
     
  9. ccsito

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    Haven't tried that one out.
     
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    I am a DOS man myself. ;)
     
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