Spycop - opinions please.

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ChrisP, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. ChrisP

    ChrisP Suspended Member

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    I have SpuCop and run it now and then - but is there any point? I have AVG Anti-Malware (which included the AVG anti-Spyware)
     
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    Spycop is a rouge program!!!!!!!!!! UNINSTALL NOW!!!!!!!
     
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    Wrong :)
     
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    Yes, there is a point. SpyCop is an anti-keylogger that detects commercially available computer monitoring programs. The majority of antispyware programs out there all seem to give the commercially available programs a pass, labeling them as legitimate software. SpyCop doesn't take that approach. In fact, I see SpyCop as claiming this spot as a niche market. Here is how the program is described on the company's home page:

    "SpyCop is not just another anti-spyware program, it's a surveillance spy detector that specifically targets commercially available computer monitoring software."

    I have used SpyCop for about 4 years. I consider it to be a valid security layer component.
     
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    I believe AVG AM detects keyloggers - was stated on the AVG Anti-Spyware app - and the Anti-Malware variant is the AVG Anti-Virus and the AVG Anti-Spyware combined.

    Wish SpyCop had real time protection
     
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    Note that I said commercially available computer monitoring programs. Plenty of security programs detect keyloggers, but not the commercial keyloggers that can be purchased online and used by spouses or parents or any other individual who wants to know what you are doing and not be detected while they are at it.

    Programs like SpectorPro and eBlaster, the list goes on and on. SpyCop detects 620 of these commercial keyloggers, while the other antispyware programs usually don't even blink an eye.
     
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    I wonder where you get that info from?
    Cheers,

    Gerard
     
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