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« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2004, 11:54:35 PM »


Lot of the spayware programs out there can not be
detected or even removed by the software mentioned
above. Keep in mind that using only one (1) spyware
utility may not get do the job. If you have a nasty
spyware that can't be removed by any of the formentioned
utilities above, try this one.


This is a "end-all" spyware removal tool.

if you have not heard of this and your feeling "experimental"
BE CAREFUL. This utility is a good one, but if you dont read
the docs, it will mess up your settings. This utility creates a
log that you can examine and find out where and what is
being done with your computer.


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« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2004, 04:22:59 AM »

This is a "end-all" spyware removal tool.

That's pretty funny since there is no such thing.

Something that is good to check for keyloggers and such is here: http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/promotions/pestscan/pestscan_01165.jsp

You have to use the Internet Explorer unfortunately but it will find things for you.  I had a strage issue come up where something kept asking for my password and I knew it was bogus.  This found the keylogger for me.  I would bet a lot of people would put in their password because it looked like a legit message from windows.  However I knew where it was coming up was bogus.  Now this won't remove anything for you it just tells you it's there.  They want you to buy the program to remove foudn items but if you are savvy enough you can usually do it yourself.

If not it wouldn't be a bad investment to me.  Heck I'm pretty savvy and I am thinking of getting it.    Wink

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« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2004, 08:28:10 PM »

I think you miss understood my post above, but anyway.

First, there *IS* a thing called "end-all" utility that will remove
spyware from a computer. If software can be installed, then it
can be uninstalled. The trick here is identifying what the
software is and what it does. Since spyware writers are
secretive of how they install spyware, its difficult
to see what their code does. Only by using tools like the
formentioned tool (hijackthis), debugging tools, and
a good knowledge of how spyware works can a
user find the repsonable program and remove it. REMEMBER,
if it can be installed, it can be uninstalled.

Inregards to your link, keep in mind that allowing certificates
to be installed on your computer is allowing someone to have
control of your computer. The majority of these certificates
are not safe, they themselves have spyware. Also keep in
mind that web sites that cater to removing spyware, are in
fact installing spyware on your computer. As a professional
software engineer I work with computer security and I can
assure you that when a person downloads certificates that
advertise spyware removal, or some other utility that promises
protection, is not a good idea! Also, keep in mind that
installing this like what you have listed above, WILL slow
down your computer, and might make your computer
"act funny".


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« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2005, 09:13:49 PM »

The combination of Webroot Spysweeper and Spybot S & D should keep you clean......they each pick up what the other misses.   http://www.webroot.com/products/spysweeper-indepth?rc=266&ac=417  .. and for Spybot . http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

If you want an all-round combo, try the EZ Armor suite which includes a REALLY GOOD firewall (disable the Windows firewall, and use the EZ Armor firewall), but also add-in Webroot Spysweeper and Spybot, so you have the malware covered. http://home.ca.com/dr/sat1/ec_MAIN.Entry17c?CID=183321&SID=35715&SP=10007&PN=5&PID=693163&API1=65&API2=GOOGLE&API3=ez_armor_phr&DSP=&CUR=840&PGRP=0&CACHE_ID=183321

If you want all "FREE STUFF," use AVG, Ad-Aware, and Spybot.  http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1
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