SpySweeper flags Atomic Clock Sync

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by RJ100, Feb 27, 2005.

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  1. RJ100

    RJ100 Registered Member

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    Hello all, :)

    Well I did a search on the board to see if this was posted before but couldn't
    find anything. I've been performing scans with SS after every definition release
    and up till the last one it did not flag ACsync as spyware. However this time, that
    is the only thing it found on the last scan. Although the ACsync website boasts
    the fact that this proggie is spyware free..... hmmm. {{See Screenie}}
    http://www.worldtimeserver.com/atomic-clock/
    Perhaps a false positive on SpySweepers part?? :doubt:
    Any-one else have any thoughts on this matter ;)

    Take Care
     

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  2. Don Pelotas

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  3. RJ100

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    Will do that today. ;) *mumbles, why didn't I think of that* :rolleyes:
    OK. D/L'ed and installed. Cool, Thanks!
    I like the setting in the GUI where as you can set the radio button to
    Syncronize once and then exit.
    Good post Don :)

    Take care
     
  4. LockBox

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    Webroot is pulling away, in my opinion, in the anti-spyware field. They will only get better too. I remember reading not too long that they were revamping customer service to address the frustration some users felt with auto-replies. That's a sign of a company that understands the bottom line is customer-friendly. Especially a service that requires yearly subscriptions. A very good sign.

    And then, this month, Webroot got over One Hundred MILLION dollars in venture capital funding.
    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5564320.html
    Yes, of all those fighting the plagues and malarias on the net, Webroot is beginning to stand out. I can't say enough about Spy Sweeper and I feel confident in this company and the future of this and other products.
     
  5. Don Pelotas

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    I agree, they've come a long way in the last year, or so. :)
     
  6. RJ100

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    A little OT but to continue discussion, I saw this the other day about Webroot
    using Bots to sniff out the bad boys.
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1319287/posts

    Looks as if Webroot is stepping up the intensity for sure. *puppy*

    Take care
     
  7. controler

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    Yes Webroot has come along way and another product that I think has come along way is Ghost Surf Plantium.

    Bruce
     
  8. polyglory

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    Funny that, I use Spysweeper and the Atomic Clock and I have never received any reports on it. Ah well computers, strange beasts at the best of times :)
     
  9. polyglory

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    I guess I spoke too soon, it came up this morning on my sweep.

    I shall give the other one a whirl and see how that goes for the moment :)
     
  10. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I have been tempted to give Sweeper a trial. However, no matter how much I search their site, I cannot find out the price for yearly renewals. I don't want to fall in love with the Sweeper until I find out the annual renewal price. Does anyone know what it is?
     
  11. Don Pelotas

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    I'm not sure, but when i trialled it over year ago, you could only update it once and if you tried to update again it would actually give an offer to a 2 year subscription for $39.95, i would imagine this is close to annual renewelprice, however i have some months left on my sub, so i can't say for sure. :)

    Regards
     
  12. FransK

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    I too have been running Atomic Clock Sync for years and this morning Spy Sweeper nuked it:

    09:09 AM: Removing file: d:\program files\atomic clock sync\unwise.exe
    09:09 AM: Removing file: d:\program files\atomic clock sync\readme.rtf
    09:09 AM: Removing file: d:\program files\atomic clock sync\install.log
    09:09 AM: Removing file: d:\program files\atomic clock sync\atomic.exe
    09:09 AM: Folder: d:\program files\atomic clock sync

    It wasn't running at the time, so a reason would have been cool...
     
  13. FransK

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    AtomicClocksync (Adware)
    Atomic Clocksync is adware that may display advertisements on your computer.
     
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