too many false spyware positives by Aluria's Security Center or is it really good?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by oscar alo, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. oscar alo

    oscar alo Registered Member

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    I am repeatedly finding spyware with Aluria Security Center but not with other programs.

    After finding spyware with Aluria I quarantined them. Other programs did not find (including Norton Internet Security 2007, active at start-up). Today I have scanned (before using Aluria) with AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5, Spybot S&D, and Ad-Aware SE Professional and they did not find anything. Afterwards, Aluria did find (see below). Afterwards, Webroot SpySweeper did not find anything either. Spywareblaster 3.5.1 is always active.

    Today Aluria has found even more spyware than yesterday, all at
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS\ZONEMAP\DOMAINS\

    - WinMoviePlugin: archiviosex.net, linkautomatici.com, redfunny.com
    - CoolWebSearch: coolwebsearch.com, searchmeup.com
    - PornMagPass: dvdaccess.net, moviecodec.net, playercodec.net, tvcodec.com, videoaccess.net, watchfree.net
    - EliteMediaPopup: elitemediagroup.netr, mmohsix.com
    - SpywareQuake: free-spy-cam.net, loadcash.biz, trackhits.cc, tracktraff.cc, vparivalka.com
    - Transponder.Bolger: media-motor.net
    - SearchSquire: searchsquire.com
    - SafetyBar: zcodec.com

    Why those differences? Besides, I have seen many posts here, and nobody mentiones Aluria. No good? Expensive?

    Thanks

    Oscar Alomar
     
  2. ejr

    ejr Registered Member

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    I ditched Aluria years ago for just that reason.
     
  3. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

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    Aluria is well known for a real bunch of false positives, and some years ago Aluria Software had partnered with the WhenU adware company as well as giving WhenU a "spyware free" certification. I don't know this partnership is still valid.

    Regards,

    Smokey
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2007
  4. MalwareDie

    MalwareDie Registered Member

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    uneeded junk is what it is.
     
  5. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    I had a lifetime license for Aluria Spyware Eliminator in the past.
    I agree with the sentiments posted in this thread...dump it.
    I did and haven't missed it yet.
     
  6. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    If you use Spybot's Immunization feature....one of the things it does is add URL protection entries to Interent Explorers Restricted Sites Zone and Spywareblaster does the same thing with it's Restricted Site feature. The above registry location is where Spybot and Spywareblaster place those entries. I'll wager that Aluria is Falsely reporting as it usually does about the valid protection entries Spybot and Spywareblaster placed into the registry.

    The same answer also applies to your thread you have in the Spywareblaster Forum here.

    Bubba
     
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