Go on, what could happen?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by QBgreen, Jul 21, 2008.

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  1. QBgreen

    QBgreen Registered Member

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    For all of you "bleeding edgers" :rolleyes: out there, PC Tools has re-released version 6.xx of Spyware Doctor. Vast improvements are assured, you bet!

    Could be as potentially rewarding as the time that I dropped a live soldering iron on my bare right foot. :ouch:

    Lookit: http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/
     
  2. Fly

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    Your post scares the hell out of me ! Version 6 ! :argh:
     
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    i wont be trying that.
    sure i could and wont have nothing to lose due to backup images but not worth the time.
    vast improvments are assured, this time it only crashs 5 your computer 5 times a day compared to 10 from the pervious version.XD
     
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    The truly sad thing here is that this program used to be a killer app not all that long ago. If you look at what SD is supposed to tackle, your anti-malware minded self is impressed. Now it's become a digital butt muffin. :gack:
     
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    Hi

    I think maybe it's not totally dead yet, because it has an addon to incorporate ThreatFire.
     
  6. Fly

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    Regardless of any (IF ANY) 'improvements' they would make, from my perspective it's just not worth the risk.

    Ever since (and possibly before that) version 5 came out, it has been a piece of junk. Loss of internet connections, crashes, removal of the OnGuard by Pctools because of problems (basically the 'active protection') for a while, (temporary ?) removal of the site guard and cookie guard, the 'free Google starter pack' with limited spyware signatures, not fixing serious problems for a long time, new versions with new problems. To name just a few things.

    And the lousy businesss ethics of Pctools, examples being releasing a complete beta as a final release, and the way they pushed an auto-renewal policy.

    I wouldn't recommend trying it unless you're sure you are able to restore to a previous flawless image. And even then I would fail to see the point in installing/testing ANY of their products.
     
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    Hi

    Sorry, for OT, I just wanted to ask, does Spy Sweeper have auto-renewal? I'm not sure about this.

    Thanks
     
  8. twl845

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    I once bought PC Tools registry cleaner for a one year subscription. A year later I received an e-mail from them advising me that they were automatically renewing the app for another year, and had charged it to my Visa, (as agreed)
    Of course I wasn't aware of any agreement, and after searching many PC Tool links I found a support e-mail page where I told them not to renew under any circumstances. Luckily after a few days I received another e-mail telling me the renewal was canceled. It seems that when you buy their product on line, you must be vigilant. Somewhere in the GUI of the sale page there's a checked radio button agreeing to auto renewal, and it's up to you to see it and uncheck it if you don't want auto renewal. Pretty slick eh? :thumbd:
     
  9. Fly

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    Yes, but you can get out of this. Just contact them.
     
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