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Windows 7: Perfect Uninstaller=Dangerous?

23 Apr 2011   #1
UnderJonathan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 
Perfect Uninstaller=Dangerous?

Anyway, I just wanted to share something I am intrigued about. Recently, I've seen people that try to get Perfect Uninstaller for free (which is obviously illegal) and I read someone's comments that said "Perfect Uninstaller is dangerous, do not install it" and I thought maybe it was true. Now, I enabled the function of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware PRO that protects me online and when I went to Perfect Uninstaller's website I got this:
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Both WOT and Malwarebytes blocked me from entering their website.
I checked the ratings and comments by WOT and I got this:
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From WOT:
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Used for the distribution of "rogue" security or other such applications.
So, what do you guys think? Is it really dangerous or not? Personally, I will trust WOT and Malwarebytes.


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23 Apr 2011   #2
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi UJ. Good to see you. I think the answer is pretty self evident don't you?

Regards
JohnnyA
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23 Apr 2011   #3
UnderJonathan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnnya View Post
Hi UJ. Good to see you. I think the answer is pretty self evident don't you?

Regards
JohnnyA
Yes, but some people might claim that it is a false positive or something. People have different opinions which leads to different conclusions but thanks for posting.
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23 Apr 2011   #4
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Maybe it was in fact a rogue software that's why someone said in the comments that you should not install it cause its dangerous. Its no surprise that a lot of software that are downloaded illegally are either rogue or contain malware like those you get from downloading torrents.
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23 Apr 2011   #5
UnderJonathan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
Maybe it was in fact a rogue software that's why someone said in the comments that you should not install it cause its dangerous. Its no surprise that a lot of software that are downloaded illegally are either rogue or contain malware like those you get from downloading torrents.
Very true, but if the website its blocked by both WOT and Malwarebytes, then it means that even without torrents or illegal downloads, the website AND the program are in fact dangerous.
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23 Apr 2011   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

If Malwarebytes blocks it I don't want it.
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23 Apr 2011   #7
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Wow, the grammar errors and typos on the Perfect Installer page are enough to tell you it's bad news!
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23 Apr 2011   #8
UnderJonathan

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Wow, the grammar errors and typos on the Perfect Installer page are enough to tell you it's bad news!
LOL I totally agree.
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23 Apr 2011   #9
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

perfectuninstaller.com | McAfee SiteAdvisor Software also list it as a "potential security risk". While it found out that the scanned files are safe, I would still be careful.
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23 Apr 2011   #10
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Personally, I wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot-pole. (Revo Uninstaller Pro for me.) In their defense, some programs that hook deep into places Windows doesn't like to get hooked in will automatically raise a red flag with a lot of security programs.

Judging by what I read at their site (assuming I translated it into English correctly), I would bet that a lot of the negative responses were due to it being a "free" trial which won't actually uninstall anything until you cough up the dough to pay for it.
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