Spy Emergency 2005 A new program???

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by myluvnttl, Dec 10, 2005.

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  1. myluvnttl

    myluvnttl Registered Member

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    Have anyone hear of this program before o_O

    Spy Emergency 2005 2.0.315


    Spy Emergency is anti-spyware software that fast and secure removes spyware and other internet infections from your computer.

    Spy Emergency protects you against thousands of infections, including:
    - Spyware; Adware; Malware; Homepage hijackers; Remote administration tools; ActiveX Components; Dialers; Scumware; Keyloggers; Trojans; Data mining software; Toolbars; Tracking cookies; Browser Hijackers/BHO's and many other types of internet parasites and infections. Spy Emergency supports resident shields for real-time protection and automatic infections database updates for better protection.

    Spy Emergency Features:
    - Support for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera Browser
    - Scan of your system memory
    - Scan of your registry
    - Scan of your storage
    - System directory storage scan
    - Tracking cookies scan
    - Host file scan
    - VX2 complaint hijackers scan
    - Automatic LSP stack repair
    - Real-time memory and prevention shields that blocks spyware before it executes
    - Browser shields, including homepage shield
    - Tracking cookies shields
    - Life-time Automatic database updates
    - News updates
    - Individual spy restore functionality
    - Keeplist
    - Scheduling support
    - Simple configuration
    - Intuitive and clear user interface for spyware removal
    - Handy Shell Extension Scanning
    - Skin support
    - Language support
    - Life-time Technical support
    and much more...

    OS: Windows All

    Size: 8.39MB

    Homepage
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    http://www.spy-emergency.com/
     
  2. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    Note on Spy Emergency 2005: Spy Emergency was listed on this page because of concerns with false positives and the nature of its detections. In late March 2005, a new version of Spy Emergency was released. Testing with this new version indicates that the problems with earlier versions have been satisfactorily resolved. Thus, we can no longer consider Spy Emergency to be "rogue/suspect" anti-spyware. [A: 3-11-05 / U: 3-31-05]


    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#spyemg_note
     
  3. myluvnttl

    myluvnttl Registered Member

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    Thanks-you gerardwil. I never heard of this program before. :D
     
  4. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    so its not a scam or spyware anti spyware?
     
  5. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

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    It was on the rogue list and was later removed from the rogue list for the reasons listed above. I still wouldn't touch anything that had ever been listed, myself, but then perhaps I'm a cynic. According to Eric Howes, they've resolved their issues and I certainly would not doubt him. Obviously that's no guarantee of future behavior on their part, so I'll stick with the "tried and trues" myself.
     
  6. muf

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    Interesting policy you have there Detox. Most new application's could end up on that list as it's only when they circulate into the public masses that the FP's are noticed. I remember when Spy Sweeper first came out. It produced half a dozen FP's. It could have ended up on Eric's list because of it. Luckily for Webroot, I don't think the rogue's list existed when Spy Sweeper was released. It's how the vendor respond that's important. If it continue's to produce FP's then ok it's a bad 'un. But if they address them and the application shows an marked improvement then i believe they should be given the benefit of the doubt. Otherwise known as a 'second chance'.

    muf
     
  7. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

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    Admittedly I'm not a real forgiving guy ;)

    I also think Howe's words "ridiculous FPs" means more than a half-dozen... or at least some that really never should have appeared.

    Your example is a good one, but I would (personally) never install anything by Webroot either. I remember the many difficulties posted here earlier and the extremely slow responses from Webroot.

    Maybe I'm opinionated, but we all get to see how we want in the end :)
     
  8. hollywoodpc

    hollywoodpc Registered Member

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    Hey Detox ......
    WebRoot , .... SLOW ? How about NON_EXISTANT ! Their customer support is as bad as it gets . I will try this new one out though . See how it goes .
     
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