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Spybot S&d Doesn't Seem To Be Doing A Good Job?


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#1 Professional

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:25 PM

Hey,
I was looking through Spybot S&D's Definition list to see if I had accidently asked it to ignore any products luckily I found nothing with a tick, but I found these programs FileZilla, FreshDownload, Opera, WinRAR, Macromedia and LeechGet in their ignore products list they weren't ticked but I have had those programs and spybot S&D for over a month and run scans almost everyday but Spybot S&D has never ever detected these programs!! Is there a explaintion for this or has the unthinkable happened!?!?

Thanks

Edited by Professional, 30 January 2006 - 07:29 PM.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:38 PM

The list to which you refer, I think, does not mean that the programs are spyware (for example, Opera and Mozilla are included), only that these applications will be scanned for such. The option is there to be used IF you know the application contains spyware, but you absolutely need its functionality.
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:43 PM

Okay but the Category says Malware, Tracks and Hijacks?
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:50 PM

These appear to be tabbed subsets of "all products," in Settings/Ignore Products.
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:54 PM

And they are not in the category of Malware, Tracks and Hijacks. All of which are in seperate categories under seperate tabs.
They are only under the Tracks.uti tab.
Im sure that jgweed knows what he is talking about. :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:54 PM

Im sorry I didn't make myself clear, I meant that Opera, FreshDownload, FileZilla and other entries are listed in the Malware and Tracking Category and particular reason for that?
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:59 PM

In the Spybot Search & Destroy help file:

Ignore products Settings
This section lists all products defined internally and in the external include files. If you want to exclude a complete product, or include it again, select the file from this section and toggle the checkbox before the product.


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