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Omar

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Is spycatcher express 2006 a safe programme to use?
« on: July 13, 2006, 11:43:45 PM »
http://www.tenebril.com/consumer/spyware/spycatcher-express.php


I have seen this freeware programme, it is not on the rogue spyware programme list.

Will it be safe to install?

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Re: Is spycatcher express 2006 a safe programme to use?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006, 02:05:16 AM »
I suggest your good friend google http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=review+SpyCatcher+Express that search returns many hits, this is just one of them:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1877162,00.asp
Quote from: PCMag
Pros
Good at both detecting and removing spyware. Detects suspicious files by behavior. Wizard helps evaluate suspicious files. Detailed spyware information available online.

Cons
Behavior-based detection can result in false positives. Hijack and startup protection failed in testing. No full log of file and Registry traces removed.
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Re: Is spycatcher express 2006 a safe programme to use?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006, 07:51:07 PM »
 :)  Hi Omar :

      My experience with SpyCatcher Express was "negative";
      on the advocacy of an Editor of PC Mag I installed it,
      updated it, & ran its "Full scan". It reported I had 4 very
      serious "infections" and I checked my computer for the
     "files" it listed; nothing was found, confirmed by an Ewido
     "Full Scan", as well as one by Ad-Aware. When I posted
      my experience on the PC Mag Discussion Forums, there
      was no reply by the editor; later on a "Reader" posted
      their similar experience & there was a "half-hearted"
      Response by the Editor.
      At one time, this program was listed by Eric Howes of
      Spywarewarrior as "useful"; several months ago it was
      "dropped" to the "lesser-known" category, with about
      50 other such programs.
      Therefore, I do NOT recommend this program; better off
      using the "Trustworthy" ones by Eric Howes .