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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:51 pm    Post subject: Major Update to Rogue/Supect Anti-Spyware Pages Reply with quote

Hi All:

As promised, I just posted a mjor update to the "Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware" pages.

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

Included in this update are 5 new applications:

Adware Hitman
Easy Erase Spyware Remover
GoodbyeSpy
Privacy Tools 2004
SpyVest

Adware Hitman, Easy Erase Spyware Remover, Privacy Tools 2004, and SpyVest are clones of other applications.

I've also created a new "family" on the "family Resemblances" page for NoSpyX, Spyware Stormer, and SpyVest:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/family_resemblances.htm#5

Comments, questions, observations, and suggestions are, as always, most welcome.

Best,

Eric L. Howes
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you very much!
i have been sending people to this list from my many wanderings on the net! its very very usefull!!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:53 am    Post subject: Thumbs up! Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:47 am    Post subject: Thanks Eric Reply with quote

Thanks Eric! I've updated my site to include it. I'm slowly catching up on my "to do" list.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to my web stats, the rogues page has had about 52,000 page views since it was first published on June 26.

Great work Eric! Big Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All:

Yet another update to the Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware pages:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

Included in this update are 3 new applications:

2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker
AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removal
SpyBeware

...all of which are part of the AdwareSpy/AdwareX Eliminator family:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/family_resemblances.htm#3

That family, you might recall, is the one that produces the most ridiculous false positives of all the applications that I've tested. It's also become the biggest family of anti-spyware applications that I know of, with no less than 9 different clones. Why people keep licensing this garbage is beyond me -- perhaps because the GUI is such a slick rip-off of Ad-aware 6.0.

The main Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware page now lists 75 different applications. ( ! ! ! ) In any case, happy reading.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All:

The fun just doesn't stop. Yet another significant update to the "Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware" pages:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

In this update are two new applications:

* CoffeeCup Spyware Remover (coffeecup.com)
* TrueWatch (truesuite.com)

The CoffeeCup app happens to be another clone of PAL Spyware Remover (palsol.com), which puts it in Family # 8:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/family_resemblances.htm#8

Also of interest, I finally managed to locate a trial version for an app that had been listed on the page previously:

* Privacy Defender (pcsecurityshield.com)

The "rogue" apps page now lists 75 applications.

Best,

Eric L. Howes


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx eric!!!
won,t be stopping any time soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All:

The "Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware" pages just picked up a new addition:

Anti-Spyware Orphans & Outcasts
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/orphans_outcasts.htm

It includes screenshots of all the apps that do not fit into any of the major families listed on the Family Resemblances page ( http://www.spywarewarrior.com/family_resemblances.htm ).

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All:

The rogue apps page has been updated to include Ad-Eliminator:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

As this application is so clearly an Ad-aware knockoff, it's joined the company of Family #6:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/family_resemblances.htm#6

Also included in this update is an odd and suspicious online scanning service called QuickCleaner (quickcleaner.com). Needless to say, I can't recommend the service to anyone at any price based on my experience with it. You can find screenshots of QuickCleaner on the oprphans and outcasts page:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/orphans_outcasts.htm

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All:

They just keep coming. In the past 48 hours there have been three new additions to the "Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware" pages:

* Anti-Virus&Spyware (anti-viruses.net/your-soft.com)
* Spy-Ad Exterminator (oreware.com)
* The Adware Hunter (theadwarehunter.com)

The first two apps are oddball apps that appear to have no relation to any other application whatsoever. Spy-Ad Exterminator is completely free, though not worth bothering with even at that price. Both of these oddball apps are prone to ridiculous false positives, though. You can find screenshots of both on the Orphans & Outcasts page:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/orphans_outcasts.htm

The Adware Hunter is another of Bilal Ahmed's clones, so that places it in family # 7:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/family_resemblances.htm#7

The Adware Hunter is also advertised as completely free for now, but I've a sneaking suspicion that's just being used as a loss leader. It'll likely go for-pay at some near point in the future. And when it does, the company will be able to draw on the potential subscriber base it's building by requiring email contact info to download the free version.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All:

More new additions in the past day or so to the Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware list, which is now up to 85 entries.

First, there are two new orphans and outcasts:

* Ads Alert (pcprivacysoftware.com)
* RegFreeze (actualresearch.com)

For screenshots, see:
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/orphans_outcasts.htm

Second, we have a new member of Family # 2:

* SpySpotter (spyspotter.com)

Screenshots of this family:
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/family_resemblances.htm#2

We also have an addition to Family # 7 (which is the Bilal Ahmed family of clones):

* Consumer Identity (consumeridentity.com)

Screenshots:
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/family_resemblances.htm#7

Finally, we have a new family, which consists of SpyCleaner and the newly discovered SpyRemover:

* SpyRemover (rizalsoftware.com)

Screenshots:
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/family_resemblances.htm#6

Enjoy.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Eric!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All:

One minor update: addition # 87 to the Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware pages is the curiously named Botsquash (botsquash.com).

Aside from having a completely inadequate (and outdated) ref database, the biggest problem with this application is that the only thing it squashes is itself. By that I mean the trial version expires IMMEDIATELY -- the very instant you press the "Scan" button. (A demand for payment follows soon after.)

This piece of garbage has found a place on the Orphans & Outcasts page:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/orphans_outcasts.htm

I should also note that the Spybot Search & Destroy rip-off 1-Click SpyClean was added two days ago.

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