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justin1278

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Is this any good?
« on: December 03, 2005, 10:47:59 PM »
I am trying out a free product called Spyware Terminator. So far I think it is ok. I want to know what you guys think of it.

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2005, 11:30:33 PM »
Justin, sorry, never tested.
Did you check if this is a trustable spyware?
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

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justin1278

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2005, 12:09:11 AM »
I checked that but I don't understand why it says no trial available because it is freeware. Maybe it is a different company.

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2005, 12:36:13 AM »
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What follows is the main list of "rogue/suspect" anti-spyware applications, none of which can be recommended for anti-spyware protection.

Dates: Significant dates are listed in the format MM-DD-YY. A: date that entry for application was added to list; U: date that application was last checked/tested or entry was last significantly modified/updated.

Personally I wouldn't worry that much about the comment, being there would be good enough for me.
If it isn't in the Trusted list, that is more than good enough for me as there are plenty of good freeware anti-spyware tools out there.
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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2005, 01:50:49 AM »
The closest program I found was:

Spyware X-terminator
http://www.stompsoft.com/spyx/
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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2005, 02:19:22 AM »
For a good free anti-spyware program with resident protection I recommend Microsoft Antispyware Beta, but I don't want everyone using it 'cause if everyone did hackers & malware thugs would concentrate their attacks against it.

I believe avast! & ZoneAlarm are the best in their trade, but I'm glad people are using a variety of others to keep the thugs busy.

It is good you're trying out new programs.

I hope I'm breaking rules using "thugs".

Thug From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Thug - derived from Thuggee.  Generally taken to mean a ruffian, a miscreant, a person who behaves in an aggressive manner towards others.

Malware makers fit this description as they are aggressive towards our computers.

justin1278

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2005, 12:28:18 AM »
the website home page is www.spywareterminator,com
« Last Edit: December 08, 2005, 03:05:13 AM by justin1278 »

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2005, 03:34:03 AM »
The only weblink that contains malware program is the SPYWARETERMINATOR .com (no spaces)

The caps on the link above confuses me with the one you posted Justin, however be extra cautious.

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2005, 02:49:09 PM »
Domain name Urls aren't usually case sensitive (doesn't include sub domains), caps, lower or mixed case. However, web pages are likely to be case sensitive depending on what type of server they are on Unix based or Windows based servers.
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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2005, 08:21:11 PM »
 :) Justin1278 :

     Info from "Help" on the spywareterminator site shows :
         "Crawler ; 999 Yamato Rd #100 ; Boca Raton, FL "
     Even more important is this website is listed as a possible
     source of the Coolwebsearch spyware by a highly credible
     anti-malware person named "WebHelper"; see :
"http://spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=4889&highlight=spywareterminator "

justin1278

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2005, 11:54:40 PM »
i don't think this program is bad. I have used multiple online scanners and none of them have detected it as spyware. It is also posted on Download.com and they only have spyware free downloads supposedly.

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2005, 02:01:33 AM »
i don't think this program is bad. I have used multiple online scanners and none of them have detected it as spyware. It is also posted on Download.com and they only have spyware free downloads supposedly.
Because many on-line scanners, just like AVs on your computer are more devoted to anti-virus issues and not so much Adware or Spyware.

I don't know to what level download.com go to test this assumption, but I would tend to go with spywarewarrior.com which specialises in this subject.

However, your computer your choice, we have made our comments that you asked for, now you have to decide.
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justin1278

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2005, 03:02:40 AM »
when i ment online scanners i ment onest that specialized in spyware like the trend micro online spyware scanner or the webroot scanner. But you are right I asked for your comments and got them thanks everyone who gave me their opinion.

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2005, 07:27:36 PM »
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Hi justin,

If you stick with Ad-aware SE Personal and Spybot - S & D with Teatimer, you can't go wrong. I have used both for many years with success ... and both are free! They both work well with Avast.

Just my 2 cents worth on the subject.


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justin1278

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2005, 02:41:55 AM »
ok i got rid of spyware terminator. Why risk it when u can use a perfectly good known free tool?