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Is Spyware Detector ok?


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#1 MsJackie

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 07:27 PM

Hi

Someone's just told me that Spyware Detector is the best ever anti-spyware product and that I should definitely get it. I've Googled around a bit to get the measure of it because I've only just had my OS reinstalled (if that is the right terminology) after my laptop was completely disabled thanks to the Security Antivirus 2010 malware. Obviously the last thing I want to do is bring a whole new nightmare into my system. Advice on Spyware Detector seems mixed but leaning towards negative. That said, a lot of the info on it seems to be from a couple of years back. Does anyone know what the latest is on this? Is it truly the hot new thing?

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:30 AM

Spyware Detector is a rogue program, do not download or install it!

I suggest you follow the free security software recommendations and advice here.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:34 PM

Could they have been referring to Spyware Doctor?
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 05:36 PM

Many thanks Someones and quietman7. Sorry for not responding before: have just gone thru the uber-stress of a house move and this is my first time logging back on, only to find out that I've had one malware replaced with another. Bloody great!!

Here we go again: does anyone know how to get SD off? The guy who told me about it downloaded the free thing and then told me to buy it as soon as I could so it was already on my machine when I was talking to you about it.

I think I'm going to go to another mate to try to do the antivirus/malware stuff you suggest. I'm too much of a non-geek to be able to do this sensibly and I need these probs to stop once and for all. I'm so over computer probs right now! Arrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh!

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 08:56 AM

How to uninstall PC Tools Spyware Doctor
If you encounter problems with removal, contact PC Tools Support.
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