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#1 jhurley

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 09:13 PM

ive tried many spyware programs and most of them all work but they dont seem to get all of the spyware, this has to be the best program ive used, please give it a try, it'll work for you too

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 09:21 PM

The following is in Secure Computer, LLC's license agreement and disclaimer:

"However, if and when Spyware Cleaner detects adware or spyware on your computer, and you wish to remove such unwanted software, you must then purchase a license for Spyware Cleaner which gives you the ability to clean your machine of the unwanted software, application, or code.

Spyware Cleaner will show you a reminder screen about the adware or spyware found on your machine periodically until you purchase a license and clean your machine of the unwanted software, application, or code, or you uninstall Spyware Cleaner from your computer."
http://www.myspywarecleaner.com/sc/licenseagreement.asp

In my thinking, this negates any value the software may have. It isn't freeware but a come-on to get you to buy their remover license for which they charge.

I'll stick with real freeware from reputable companies that don't use small print in Eulas for misleading people who aren't smart enough to read the license agreements or eulas. Actually, that is the primary reason for most malware infections - people who don't read eulas.

Edited by Enthusiast, 18 September 2005 - 09:26 PM.


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Posted 19 September 2005 - 08:04 AM

As Enthusiast says, this program will scan your computer, undoubtedly find lots of spyware, and then ask you to pay for it to have your computer cleaned. If you don't want to do that, then you will get continual popups asking you to buy the software, telling you that your computer is at risk, blah, blah, blah, unless you uninstall it. These types of programs are notoriously poorly written and may cause other problems with your machine, assuming it will even uninstall.

jhurley's link is (was) a pay per click scheme where that person receives money when someone clicks it and probably more from the people who succumb to the scam and end up paying for the program out of fear or confusion or a belief there actually is spyware on their machine.

Bleeping Computer is a self help/learning resource and is made up completely of volunteers. Then along comes a new member and in their very first post tries to make some money by scamming our members. We don't condone "Ransomware" or "Foistware" here. Nor do we condone spamming. Our rules state:

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Although it is not my decision, it is highly unlikely that Bleeping Computer would accept advertising either from that member or for that program.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 12:00 PM

Spyware Doctor is one that scans for free but wants you to pay to clean. It is excellent software and does a great job, no scamming here.
Was Spyware Cleaner what he linked to?

#5 Leurgy

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 08:03 PM

Yes, and according to SpywareInfo they have been unable to obtain a trial copy to test it. I personally don't like those types of sales tactics and I agree that Spyware Doctor is a good program, but if they do that, I wouldn't buy it.

Regardless, our rules negate spamming and thats the real issue here, along with the use of this board to make money.

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