SpyCop --> SpyReveal

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  1. FanJ

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    Users of SpyCop may migrate to SpyReveal.

    SpyReveal:
    http://www.spyreveal.com/

    The following screenshot of SpyCop, from which this info comes, will tell you about it.
     

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    Users of SpyCop will see that the interface of SpyReveal is almost the same as the one of SpyCop.

    Interesting is that the subscription to SpyReveal is again a lifetime subscription, like it used to be long ago in the past. (Old users of SpyCop, who bought it before 2002, did have that privilege).
     
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    do they offer a free trial?thanks
     
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    did a scan wich include 75% of your hard drive only in trial mode and even like that didnt find anythin:D it is very simple program and very easy to use:thumb: ah prevx edge says it is malware:)
     
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    That's what SpyCop also does/did

    Sorry, I'm not sure what you're saying

    I guess that the prevx edge company has to have a closer at it.
     
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    I like this part of the SpyReveal website:

    We've researched and tested many of these products on our spyware infested test machine and time and again these all-in-one products have missed most monitoring spies installed:

    * Microsoft AntiSpyware - Failed to Detect 81% of Spy Software
    * SpySweeper - Failed to Detect 67% of Spy Software
    * PestPatrol - Failed to Detect 72% of Spy Software
    * Spyware Doctor - Failed to Detect 74% of Spy Software
    * TrendMicro AntiSpyware - Failed to Detect 69% of Spy Software
    * Symantec AntiVirus - Failed to Detect 70% of Spy Software
    * KasperSky Standard - Failed to Detect 80.2% of Spy Software
    * KasperSky Extended - Failed to Detect 54.7% of Spy Software

    --

    But when were these tests originally done? What spy software was tested? How many keyloggers were actually tested? And what versions of these antimalware products were used? Did they all have fully up to date sigs? Were they tested with their default settings? etc. So little information to go by.

    I remember when I tested a couple AV & AS products myself against some keyloggers and I did actually get similar results. I was shocked to see KAV only find just over 50% of them. Very similar to the SpyCop test results.
     
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    thanks:)do they have life time licence or anual?thanks again
     
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    From Jan's post above,


    snowbound
     
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    thanks;) i guez i am blind:D didnt see that post:)
    is this software effective againts keyloggers?i mean this some one tried it,tested againts real malware?thanks again
     
  14. FanJ

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    Sorry, I made a typo and should have said:

    "I guess that the prevx edge company has to have a closer look at it."
     
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    For the record:

    I have uninstalled SpyReveal (and previously SpyCop).
    I don't trust the company (companies?) behind it anymore.
    I had a short email-exchange. I have never seen a company (companies?) that was able to contradict itself in such a way as this company (companies?) was able to do.

    Don't expect to see me posting any updates on SpyCop/SpyReveal anymore.
     
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    so spycop is suspicious or what do you mean?
     
  17. FanJ

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    Hi,

    I did mean to say exactly what I said: I don't trust the company (companies?) behind SpyCop/SpyReveal anymore. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
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    ok got it thanks:thumb:
     
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    I was getting that same vibe from them when I posted this on March 6th...

    I never did install the new SpyReveal and I haven't run the old SpyCop since the day I learned of the transition and emailed them about it, which was March 2nd.
     
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    Hi Page42,

    Thanks for your posting.
    I completely missed that other thread in which you posted about SpyCop-SpyReveal. (It's sometimes difficult to follow the topics ;) ).

    About your posting:
    Was this published somewhere on the internet (and if so: where?)? I would love to see a link. Or was it private email?

    I'm a bit reluctant to post quotes from private emails; but I could paraphrase it in some way. But in my case that might be difficult, in particular with respect to the first of the two emails I got. How can a company in about 100 words contradict itself so very much as they did in that email I received?
     
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    Hi FanJ,
    It was an email, but I wouldn't call it a private email. More like a canned response email. Here you'll find another Wilders member posting about having received the same exact "Due to an ethics disagreement between vendor and distributor" email response. HTH :)

    Edit in:
    I know of one possible explanation. They are full of crap and have a hard time keeping their story straight.
     
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    Probably best to stay away. The last thing you need is (somewhat) rogue software/company.
     
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    agree:)
     
  24. FanJ

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    Hi,

    Page42, thanks again for the link to that other thread.

    About this quote: "Due to an ethics disagreement between vendor and distributor, the product that you knew as SpyCop is now SpyReveal."

    I've found that it is also posted at the SpyReveal site:
    http://www.spyreveal.com/products.htm

    I didn't notice that, and I have to apologize for that.

    I'm willing to give SpyReveal another chance and have it again on my system; we'll see.
     
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    You know, it's just confusing. But really it shouldn't be. Who was the developer of the original SpyCop that everyone has known for years and which product is theirs? Actually pretty simple. Does anybody know? Once we know that, we'll know which is the "real deal" we've all known.

    As noted above, this is also being discussed in the privacy subforums. There are actually many people who post almost exclusively in the privacy forums and rarely venture out. That's why many didn't know about this thread.
     
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