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

Discussion in 'Freeware' started by Aaron, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Guest

    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/spyware/spycatcher-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_anti-spyware.htm#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?
     
    Aaron, Dec 26, 2005
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  2. Aaron

    Zo Guest

    Re: Antispyware - Spycatcher, a reputable complement to Spybot , adawareand Microsoft Antispyware

    System Requirements: SpyCatcherâ„¢ Express
    Windows 2000 or higher
    Pentium 350MHz or better
    64 MB RAM
    16 MB hard disk space

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    Zo


    Famous Last Words: It's perfectly safe. Let me show you
     
    Zo, Dec 26, 2005
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