Author Topic: Is this any good?  (Read 9846 times)

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Spiritsongs

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2005, 08:03:55 AM »
 :)  Hi Justin :

      I think you made a good choice in removing "Spyware
      Terminator" from your computer; after my previous
      post, I send a Private Message to "webhelper" on
      another forum & got the following :

     "I can only say that their site smaks of some of the newer scams. their whois data shows only Unlisted-Whois.com Protection Service.
The only thng close to knowing who they are is the crawler llc in Florida
http://www.sunbiz.org/scripts/cordet.exe?a...&r4=CRAWLER&r5=

I would be leary of anyone who hides who they are and try to sell a product.
webhelper  "

justin1278

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2005, 08:35:12 PM »
Thanks Spirit Songs for your info. I just have one problem with the spybot tea timer. When it alerts me of something it is not clear meaning it does not show me all of the options. I think it is a graphic problem. This happened on my old laptop and on my new one. The new one has an ATI graphics chip.

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2005, 09:44:23 PM »
When it alerts me of something it is not clear meaning it does not show me all of the options.
Maybe it's just the resolution... your could be not compatible with the TeaTime GUI.
Try to down the resolution to 640 x 640 or 800 x 600 pixels.
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justin1278

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2005, 12:55:04 AM »
I tried it and it did not work.

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2006, 09:43:34 AM »
{hopefully i not get killed for bump :) }

They claim major company changes and getting rid of untrusty partners etc. http://www.crawler.com/news.aspx?id=1380

also ST seems to be very popular on softpedia (100% clean award same got also Avast!) http://www.softpedia.com/progClean/Spyware-Terminator-Clean-31684.html

and it gets also popular at download.com

there are 'rumours' about ST being delisted from RSWL ...

i checked the apz ... its small, fast, works well, reminds on MS Antispyware beta 1 by design ...

tested support service ... within 3 days You get QA human answer and within 5 days program is updated ...

also this application was able detect some spyware only with MS AS / Defender ... Spybot / Ad-Aware failed to know it at time of test ...

they just must live with the "mark" of bad past connections as product itself seems to be well done ...

if You want investigate, tear it apart here is latest build http://www.spywareterminator.com/dnl/files/1/SpywareTerminator.exe
« Last Edit: March 09, 2006, 09:48:10 AM by Dwarden »
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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2006, 07:43:03 PM »
Hi folks,

The site was tested for us, and it sure is not looking good.
Have a look here:
http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/spywareterminator.com?safesearch

polonus

PS install the small plug-in for siteadvisor either in IE or FF, and be safe from adware sites, suspect downloads, spamming etc.

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2006, 07:43:06 AM »
polonus i use SA for months ... red not always means the sites itself or links are real danger ...

very often happens the danger is no longer existant (ie advertising exchange system was leading to "bad" page etc) ...

and You are not safe at all , it not prevent You enter real danger sites nor shows warning before You visit such pages ...

it's purely informative service (for now) ... not protection
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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2006, 01:30:24 PM »
Hi Dwarden,

I understand that it is purely an informative service, but it signals things that other services do not consider, like the amount of spam you may receive after posting on a site, the people that started it, a couple of MIT people, wanted to map the Internet for malware aspects the normal protective software does not alert to. I use it in combination with the DrWeb hyperlink pre-scanner plug-in, which is protective but only in alerting
to malware vectors like malware html, scripts and malware code (signatures). For information you could also use Alexa, but I think you cannot trust it, because it has a reputation as adware itself. Why anti adware & anti-spyware software firms have not this beautiful free service like DrWeb's, that would be so welcome for further in-browser security before the fact or is it likely that  people that earn gigantically from adware not allow eradicating it (greedy webmasters, spammers, scumware sellers) are resistant to this idea?

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Re: Is this any good?
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2006, 10:46:10 PM »
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Because I have not used it since, I can not say what it is now. BUT, in the late 1990's, Alexa was both adware & spyware.    >:(   

This I am sure of. I would offer proof but that computer no longer lives. May the old W95 computer rest in peace.    :(


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