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siljaline
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:58 am    Post subject: Suspect Rogue Spyware Remover Reply with quote

http://www.software-innovators.com/ie_hijack_remover.asp

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

all it appears to do is change the homepage, period...

it doesn't fix any of the causes, it just recommends you to run a virus scan

it would certainly be a waste of $10 Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a complete setup exe that is 4mb in size and shows all the comanies info as should be. They also use element 5 for staging as does Adaware and others who are reputable software.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi:

Yes, I've seen this one. I've installed it and nosed around. Can't say I'm too impressed. So far as I can tell, it does not install adware or spyware itself, so it's "safe" in that regard. Still, I can't see how I would ever recommend a 4 mb software program that only fixes browser hijacks (and charges to do it) when there are simpler alternatives that do the job for free.

I doubt it will make the rogue anti-spyware page, though, which is more oriented towards scanners.

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Eric L. Howes
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siljaline
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies, the program certainly looked suspect.
Ad-aware and SpyBot remain my two faves Smile

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~Silj
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eburger68 wrote:
Hi:

Yes, I've seen this one. I've installed it and nosed around. Can't say I'm too impressed. So far as I can tell, it does not install adware or spyware itself, so it's "safe" in that regard. Still, I can't see how I would ever recommend a 4 mb software program that only fixes browser hijacks (and charges to do it) when there are simpler alternatives that do the job for free.

I doubt it will make the rogue anti-spyware page, though, which is more oriented towards scanners.

Best,

Eric L. Howes


Only way they will get on my list is if they started advertising on sites that were directly or indirectly supporting adware/spyware, or they start a site to install adware bundles on their own. THEN THEY ARE MINE! The Webhelper takes no prisoners when it comes to that.
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