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Antispyware - Spycatcher, a reputable complement to Spybot , adaware and Microsoft Antispyware

 
 
Aaron
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      26th Dec 2005
Everyone in this group knows about Spybot Search and destory, Adaware and
Microsoft Antispyware.

But I think there is a another freeware antispyware scanner that is worth
considering.

http://www.tenebril.com/consumer/spy...er-express.php

First the good news. Don't borther looking up spyware warrior's rogue
list, it isn't there, and never was there.

Even better it is listed under the heading of 'truthworthy antispyware
products' on the same site. It's in elite company with all those I
mentioned already plus none freeware entries.
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_...tm#trustworthy

There's another one spyware doctor, whose freeware status I'm not too
clear about. For spyware doctor. I'm not sure if it disinfects as well,
the version I have can do it but some people say it can't.

There's a interesting twist about Spycatcher though, it hides parts of
itself (so called rootkit like technology) so better to protect itself.
So if you run rootkit revealer or similar antirootkit tools like
Blacklight you can see 'hidden files'.

From what i have tested there's a hidden protector.exe and from responses
by its PR people, quartine files are also hidden this way so they seem to
'disappear'.

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1901907,00.asp
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,14863451

But it seems pretty solid otherwise. It's not that popular yet, so you
might expect the odd false positive because it's exposed to a smaller
range of environments but that's no shame, since even 'mature' and
popular apps like Ad-aware and Spybot still give me the odd FP even now.

So anyone tried it besides me?
 
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      26th Dec 2005
System Requirements: SpyCatcher™ Express
Windows 2000 or higher
Pentium 350MHz or better
64 MB RAM
16 MB hard disk space

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