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Windows 7: Fake Antispyware

24 Nov 2008   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 
Fake Antispyware

Fake Antispyware

F-Secure posted a blog entry about a fake antispyware called Search-and-Destroy.
The entry includes a lot of screen shots about the software and the site where users could download it. In their tests, they found out that it found 159 problems in their system. However, the software could not fix the problems in the trial version.
Under the “malicious threats” section, there were invalid shortcuts and the author of the entry acknowledges that it is correct but they are not threats that users should worry about.
Source: F-Secure


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24 Nov 2008   #2

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

whoa i thought you f-secure was labeling search and destroy (spybot's...lol) as spyware...lol
but i see know now...
i never tried using any registry cleaner because last time i tried one broke most of my icons
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24 Nov 2008   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi darkassasin,

The reason I posted this was I and many others on this and the Vista Forums recommend Spybot S&D

I wanted to make sure that people were aware of this. I for one would not like my advice to lead a user to download this C*@p
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24 Nov 2008   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Nigel,

I'm just going to call it Spybot - and drop the search & destroy bit, to avoid confusion - hopefully.

SIW2
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24 Nov 2008   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi SIW2

I tend to use Spybot S&D but as they say ...

The is in the detail
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24 Nov 2008   #6

Windows 7 (7000) public beta
 
 

I know Ad-aware and Spybot Search & Destroy (The genuine one) are the 'glamour' kids on the block, but I urge you to try - then uninstall if you no likie..

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
&
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition

in the free versions.

Do a Google to find each home page.

Malwarebytes' cleaned up a nastie 'drive-by' I got that refused to let me update or contact anti-virus sites.. no kidding. It would not let me search with Google either!
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24 Nov 2008   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Thanks Graham,

I Agree totally

I personally have both Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware & SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition on my machines here and run scans with both and Spybot S&D on a regular basis that is of course in addition to my resident Avast 8.4

the combination is an excellent suite of malware protection

And they're all on my toolkit disk for clients machines
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