Author Topic: avast! detected as spyware by third party  (Read 10850 times)

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bilemke

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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2004, 12:59:53 AM »
SpyCleaner, it is on the "Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites" list.. I would avoid it if I were you.

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

SpyCleaner

"aggressive, deceptive advertising (1, 2); false positives work as goad to purchase; "Free Spyware Scanner" uses out-of-date reference database w/ no update function; exploits name "Ad-aware" (1); Ad-aware rip-off (1, 2) [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]"

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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2004, 04:06:42 AM »
Bilemke, you're right... SpyCleaner is, in fact, a spyware  :'(
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bilemke

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Re:avast! detected as spyware by third party
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2004, 08:28:53 PM »
@Technical

Yup  ;D Work for a business that does some work on home computers, we see spyware daily on many machines, amazing how many people are using Spyware/Adware to get rid of Spyware/Adware.  ::)