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wyrmrider
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:16 pm    Post subject: Spy Stopper Pro 5.0 Reply with quote

Spy Stopper Pro
best available or rogue
fp to promote sales?
any info on?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote from C-net "In the age of spyware, worms, and other malware, a good computer security tool is a must. This download promises to preserve users from nasties such as phishing, spyware and Web bugs, but we found its features--as well as the actual protection offered--to be regrettably limited.

The program allows users to add to a list of Web hosts that should be blocked from accessing a computer, but offers no automatic update feature. When we purposely installed adware on our machine, the program allowed most of it to run without question.

The program didn't even stop the pop-ups produced by these pests. We'd recommend that users who are serious about protecting their computer from both nuisances and real dangers look for a stronger piece of software."
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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best available or rogue

Neither, by the look of it. Reviews at Cnet aren't great, one user accusing it of "Rogue" status, but it actually appears to be a licensed clone of SpyBlocker.
Other users opinions vary from extremely negative, to glowing praise, with not much in between.
I don't go by (solely) Cnet reviews if I'm actually contemplating installing something, but in this case, those reviews would appear adequate to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spystopper Pro is considered a rogue product by Malwarebytes (www.malewarebytes.org)

This is an up-to-date source for information on rogue software.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CYBERCYNIC wrote:
Spystopper Pro is considered a rogue product by Malwarebytes (www.malewarebytes.org)

This is an up-to-date source for information on rogue software.

Not visible on that rogue list.
Visible at http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#clones-legit
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

malewarebytes.org = malwarebytes.org Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.malwarebytes.org/roguenet.php is the one I looked at, and neither Spystopper nor Spy stopper are on it.
Is there another Malwarebytes rogue list?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try the forums .....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so getting past the typo malewarebytes Smile

does anyone have any recent experience
with SpyBlocker Pro or Spystopper Pro?

ususal questions
False Positives used as an inducement to buy?
updated detections?
removal capabilities?


not found on Spywarewarrior trustworthy list
so may be somewhere in neverland
question is where?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take a look at the latest version, but in the meantime;

http://malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1300&hl=
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems it's been rebranded ...... their site shows;

http://itcompany.com/remover.htm

Had to do a search via Google to find their page for SpyStopper
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://itcompany.com/remover.htm
is blocked in my Host file
I can get to SpyBlocker website

click pay player?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

itcompany.com has been in the hpHosts file (can't speak for others) since hpGuru ran it;

http://hosts-file.net/?s=itcompany.com

What URL are you using for the SpyBlocker website?

I installed SpyBlocker btw ...... it killed my machine Confused (had to restore the system to get it back up and running)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found Spystopper listed as Adware on the A-Squared site
same vendor
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