question on Spyhunter from Enigma Software Group

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by darkangel, Jan 21, 2004.

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  1. darkangel

    darkangel Registered Member

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    o_O

    Sorry for breaching etiquette by not posting my logs, but I'm leary of installing another spy killer app right now. I installed Spyhunter from Enigma, and now upon bootup my homepage is changed and several websites are added to my favorites list in IE. Did spyhunter do this? What steps should I take to rid my computer of these scripts.

    many thanks in advance
     
  2. subratam

    subratam Registered Member

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    hi dark angel,

    about spyhunter.... is it Spyhunter or Spy Hunter?? both ways... the symptoms you said doesnt says its a spyware remover but itself a spyware.. though wait for some expert for more reviews

    thx
     
  3. FanJ

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    Off topic about Spyhunter:

    Not so long ago I saw a posting from someone at DSLR:
    He posted a link with the name of SpyBot S&D.
    So you would think it pointed to Spybot S&D.
    No way: when clicking that link, you got a SpyHunter site :mad:
    No need to say that that posting was removed there.
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi darkangel,

    The SpyHunter I know (probably the same Subratam means) does not do that, but the ones we recommend are conside a lot better.

    As a blind guess, going on your symptoms, could you please download and run: http://www.merijn.org/files/CWShredder.exe
    It is a run once program, so it is not really an installation.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  5. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi FanJ, :)

    I noticed that a few times too. Not to mention someone spamming several boards with a i-lookup-remover which also links to SpyHunter.

    I would suggest they concentrate on making a better product instead of trying to live of other peoples good names.
    But that is just my opinion. ;)
    I have informed Patrick about those spybot resembling links some time ago.
    Not sure if he plans to take any action

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  6. groundling

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    Yes, I 've noticed a bit of board spamming. There pratice of using virtually every possible combination of spybot, search , destroy to link to their product is highly misleading. The site shows the various links.

    I went to that link out of curiousity. It is revealing.
    I don't see the harm, but will refrain from posting it.

    From their free offer;

    "We will search and destroy spybots by scanning your computer for over 190 different types of spyware"

    Database seems a little small.

    There are some unflattering articles at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

    "Two weeks ago, I wrote about spyware software, having uncovered a company, Enigma Software, that is using pop- up advertising to deceive users into installing its SpyHunter software. Apparently, the company's deception has caught a number of readers."

    The Link to that article is here:
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/03289/231446.stm

    It seems that anti-spyware apps are now the new hot market segment., and there is no shortage of people willing to take advantage.
     
  7. darkangel

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    Thanks all. I used the CWshredder program and that seems to have fixed my problem. I also updated the Windows XP service pack. My apologies to Enigma, however their program doesn't seem to be able to get rid of that particular spyware.
     
  8. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    In all honesty, almost no spyware-remover can keep up with CWS.
    Merijn hardly has time to do anything else, but work on CWShredder.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  9. Vietnam Vet

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    Hi Pieter,

    This question is off topic, but is entirely relevant to your comment. Can you tell me if BHOList will update the lists anymore, or should I just rely solely on the sysinfo.org site now, given Merijn's necessary dedication to the more pressing need? Thanks.
     
  10. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi VIETNAM_VET,

    I am not sure, but I think the lists BHOlist reads are no longer being updated.
    Last I heard, Merijn was working on a version of BHOList that could get the necessary information from the sysinfo site.
    As you stated, this might take some time since CWShredder is his first and most important priority.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  11. Vietnam Vet

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    OK, thanks, Pieter.
     
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