Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products (by Eric Howes)

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  1. FanJ

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    Hi,

    I saw this posting by Eric Howes at DSLR-security-forum:

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,10629577~mode=flat

    Eric,
    I hope that I'm allowed to quote your posting...
    Thanks for the info !!!!!


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    Hi All:

    Thought you all might be interested in this. Yesterday Suzi at SpywareWarrior updated my Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites page:

    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

    This is a major update. In addition to the main page, there's a companion page as well:

    Anti-Spyware Family Resemblances
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/family_resemblances.htm

    Comments, corrections, and suggestions are, as always, most welcome.

    Best,

    Eric L. Howes

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  2. eburger68

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    FanJ:

    You wrote:

    No problem. Thanks for pointing folks here at WildersSecurity to that resource.

    Best,

    Eric L. Howes
     
  3. FanJ

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    Thanks Eric !

    And many thanks for all your hard work and info !!!

    Best regards, Jan.
     
  4. GlobalForce

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    @ Eric, I salute you! Your website is most comprehensive. Anytime someone I know is looking for info, I head'um in your direction.

    Thanks Much for all your contributions, you can certainly be proud.

    P.S.- Your Privacy Policy is also one "SUPER READ".

    My Best! ;)
     
  5. bluekey23

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    Another salute from here. Great job in exposing the ever increasing ripoffs and deceptive proggies!
    (would love to see similar comparsions of other types of apps)
     
  6. Mark435

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    Some info to add to this:

    I checked the registrars of the rogue/suspect products who host their sites. Some of them in particular tolerate this type of abuse like godaddy.com, networksolutions.com. The later also tolerates spam sites like emailtoday2004.com although they have plenty of legit clients. Just wondering why and if they know... then again they should as they were informed on a number of occassions.

    We will better off if these guys enforce few basic rules against spam and copyright infringement to their clients.

    very good info in your links thanks.
     
  7. qrst2004

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    attempt to install spyware was made when i attempted to download the software from MAJOR GEEKS.COM
    I wanted to inform the manufacturers of the spyblocking software that people might end up with spyware when attempting to download programs to prevent spyware.
    qrst 2004
     
  8. scratz

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    Thats a great reference tool for pass along knowledge and I guess an eye opener as far as Google ads go that are on my site. I have suspected that some of the products in the google ads were a little less than desired so I think its time to start a little tracking session and see exactly whats being adverised..
    Tanks again.
     
  9. scratz

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    Just to follow up on my previous post I had to only check out one google ad banner. It contained four products. All are on the above list ( spyware begone, Spyware snooper, SpyFerret and spy Doctor)
    I know that google wouldn't really be concerned with the type of business those companies conduct buy I do and it looks like google add are getting the boot.. :mad:
     
  10. backfolder

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    First of all give thanks to Eric for his great and helpful work.
    And second, I would like you to give me an opinion about the next anti-spyware software:_http://www.sin-espias.com/

    Thanks in advance,
    backfolder.-
     
  11. PhiloVance

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    Great list, and I'm sure it will have to be constantly updated. Thanks a lot to the people who've been involved. I usually hang around the security forums and newsgroups and usually don't get burned on adaware/spyware programs, but it's very easy for less knowledgeable people (such as the rest of my family members) to get suckered in.

    My kids usually ask questions whenever they see something strange though. ;)
     
  12. spyaccess

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    Good job on the list...
    I think you should re-consider the Maixion Products as having false positives as goal to purchase... Maxion in quite reputable.

    Max Net Shield and Spy Killer, may not have have the greatest scanning technology or databases, however, they do no seem to be selling rips-off, imitations or having simply quick profits in mind. I could be wrong... who knows
     
  13. Eldar

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    I bought this one before, until I found his list. :mad:
    Don't want any more rogues on my system. I've learnt my lesson. ;)

     
  14. spyaccess

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    so it did not work? o_O
     
  15. Eldar

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    Sure it worked, but giving false positives, which at that time I didn't know, so I removed it. :doubt:
    And don't forget I paid $50 for it.
    Better stick to the trusted ones as mentionned on Eric's website. ;)
     
  16. ronjor

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    Latest updates.

    Most recent additions: WebSafe Spyware Secure (3-27-05), SafeWebSurfer (3-27-05), Adware Cops (3-26-05), AdwareDeluxe (3-25-05), AdwareRemover (3-25-05), AdwareSafety (3-25-05), AdwareTools (3-25-05), Doctor Adware (3-25-05), PestBot (3-25-05), PestProtector (3-25-05), SpyDestroy Pro (3-25-05), SpywareRemoval (3-25-05), SpywareRemover (3-25-05), Spyware B1aster (3-25-05), Spy Striker (3-25-05), Spy Crusher (3-20-05), SamuaiSpy (3-20-05), Doctor Adware Pro (3-20-05), Internet Cleanup (3-13-05), Spyware Wizard (3-12-05), Spyware Medic (3-11-05), StopItBlockIt (3-11-05), Spy Emergency 2005 (3-11-05), Max Privacy Protector (3-11-05), Spyware Cops (3-5-05), SlimShield (3-2-05), No-Spy / Sin-Espías (3-2-05), AdwarePatrol (3-1-05), Spyware Terminator (2-26-05), Anti-Spyware Blocker (2-17-05), SpywareKill (2-14-05), Adware/Spyware Remover (2-14-05), Spy Annihilator (2-10-05), Spy-Out (2-8-05), Ad-Protect (2-8-05), MyPCTuneUp (2-7-05), Ad-Where 2005 (2-6-05), MySpyFreePC (2-5-05), Spy-Control (2-1-05), SpyFirewall (2-1-05).


    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
     
  17. Infinity

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    their names are getting crazier every time :D

    sooo funny :)

    Thanx Mate

    /edit: P.s. I think I know you from somewhere...cause your face is sooo familiar...hmmmm


    :D ;)
     
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    I saw him in WalMart recently :ninja:
     

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    Long lost cousin! :D
     
  20. ugnius

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    ~snip....Corrupt Anti-spyware....snip....Bubba~ list is another source to look at before choosing spyware removal product. Clear evidence of corruption provided.

    Mod Edit:....Removed hyperlink for Admin review....Bubba

    EDIT: reviewed and won't return. Direct or even indirect spam - in this case coming from a software vendor is not allowed. Paul.
     
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    Rogue\Suspect Anti-Spyware List Update

    Most recent additions: AntiVirus Gold (6-2-05), GarbageClean (6-2-05), Adware-Nuker (6-1-05), Spy-Block (6-1-05), SpySheriff (6-1-05), SpywareNo! (5-21-05), WinAntivirus 2005 (5-21-05), SmartSecurity (5-8-05), ZoneProtect AntiSpyware (5-8-05), AdwareAlert (5-8-05), PC Health Plan (5-6-05), SpyToaster (5-6-05), Doctor Alex (4-23-05), Spyware Remover (4-7-05), Spyware Immobilizer (4-7-05), Elimiware (4-7-05).

    Total applications listed: 197

    Rogue\Suspect Anti-Spyware List

    Trustworthy Anti-Spyware Products

    Anti-Spyware Features & Comparisons

    Anti-Spyware Tests
     
  22. Bubba

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    !NEWS! Rogue/Suspect List Hits 200 Apps ! !NEWS!

     
  23. TeMerc

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    New Rogue Anti-Spyware

    Most recent additions: SpyOnThis (5-7-06), Spyware Sheriff (5-7-06), Spyware Scrapper (5-7-06), Spyware Soft Stop (4-17-06), Ultimate-Spyware Adware Remover (4-17-06), InternetShield (4-12-06), X-Con Spyware Destroyer (4-2-06); 100 Pct.Anti-Spyware (3-31-06), Froggie Scan (3-29-06), Spyware Quake (3-25-06), BestGuardPlatinum (3-19-06), SpywareXP (3-18-06), Spyware Disinfector (3-10-06), SpyCut (3-10-06), PestWiper (3-10-06), MalwareScanner (3-10-06), Brave Sentry (3-9-06), Spy-Shield (3-6-06)

    Total applications listed: 289

    Rogue\Suspect Anti-Spyware Apps
     
  24. Nick

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    SpywareBot added on May 14th, 2006.
     
  25. gerardwil

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    Updated Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Websites july 8/2006


    Updated Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Websites

    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
     
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