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Is Stopzilla a safe program?


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#1 Ray Lusak

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:13 AM

Is Stopzilla a safe program?

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:36 PM

I have never used it but here is a review by PC Mag.

And her are some older comments from nosirrah, Administrator at Malwarebytes.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

It's been pretty good for me, but it's allowed some annoying things through.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

Personally, I think it's garbage. I've seen this advertised on malicious sites like Spyware Doctor. It's more border-line rogue like nossirah and fatdcuk have said.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

It's been pretty good for me, but it's allowed some annoying things through.

Delete the (scam, my words) program, as it will not even look at removal of over 75% of real problems.
It is generally useless and any decent Antivirus program will far excede this Pay For Removal program.

It also contains a Registry "cleaner" / "altering" program that has no idea of good or bad items installed on your O/S -

It is really dangerous to go online without a decent (even Free) antivirus.
Without one, you are extremely likely to get infected. I can't tell you which one is the best because determining that is generally not feasible; however, I can give you my strong recommendations for programs that I have tested and that I trust. All of the following are excellent free (not free trials of) antiviruses.
Be sure to only install one.

Microsoft Security Essentials (what I currently use)
Avira AntiVir
avast!
AVG

This can be added to with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and SuperantiSpyware Free or in paid/active versions -

Anything except Slopzilla -

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:04 PM

Its not malicious but its annoying and useless.




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