Spyware Doctor new version false positive?

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  1. HAN

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    Just a quick heads up. The new Spyware Doctor version 3.8 caused NOD32 heuristics to bark today. Once during the install and again when scanning the program folder. I submitted both via the routine in the Quarantine area.

    The attached screen grab is during the install. The file that was tagged after the installation was called update.exe. So I "assume" that update.exe was in the is-015UU.tmp file.
     

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    jotti scan results...
     

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    Dang I was just going to download it. Thanks for the warning.
     
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    I use Spyware Doctor quite a long time ago and I'm quite sure it is a false positive. This issue as also come up in a previous version of SD (I think before 3.5). Then I only ask the attention of PC Tools for the situation.

    What I do is only deactivate AMON while installing. After installation the update feature of SD works well without interference of NOD32.
     
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    I have nod32 2.51.26 installed and I just installed spyware doctor 3.8 with no problems.
     
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    When I installed SD 3.8, NOD32 was in 2.51.20

    Now with 2.51.26 it seems that there is now incompatibility.:)
     
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    I "tried" the trial version of Spyware Doctor recently and it supposedly found a trojan that neither Spy Sweeper nor dedicated Trojan scanner apps found. Their support was horrible and wanted me to pay for the program before they would even tell me if it was a false positive. I did not want removal instructions just to let them know that I thought it was a false positive. Needless to say I uninstalled Spyware Doctor.
     
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    I found problems with Spyware Doctor too, and from my correspondnce with their TS, it was apparent they knew about them, but could not give me a date for a fix. As a result, I went back to SpySweeper, which works fine for me and does not conflict with NOD. Interestingly, SpySweeper has just received Checkmark Anti-Spyware Certification, it claims to be the first product in its class to do so:

    http://www.webroot.com/company/awards/ss.html
     
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    I used a trial of TM and also web scanner but it,s just my feeling it is catching false positives. Also crashes many times on start up, both on XP home and Pro.
     
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    Sorry about your experience with TMAS.

    Finding a good AntiSpyware program has been my most frustrating quest. And I'm not sure I'm done searching. For 1 reason or another I've tried & discarded numerous AS in the last 6 months. The list includes MSAS, CounterSpy, Ewido, Mc*f** AS, Spyware Doctor & TMAS. And a couple I can't recall. They all suck. I wish NOD32 would totally fill this void. Eset's NOD32 detects some trojans etc. But I wish they'd take it all on.
     
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    Evey time I run a trial of TM it brings out so many registry enteries that no other scanner brings, same with( but to less extent) spyware doctor. It is not the case whenI use trial of spysweeper, so I really don,t beleive much on these two.
     
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