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#1 smeagol

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 05:53 AM

I've been using this sites help guide on removing Spysheriff, which is fantastic that you take the time to do, I'm not sure if I've done it successfully, (I'll raise that question in another post). But while trawling through I noticed an advert above the topics for 'Spysheriff removal' from 2.spyware.com. After picking up this thing in the first place, I'm now paranoid of what's genuine and whats not. Are the adverts checked out ? if so this tool could tell me if I'm cured, and help others aswell. cheers. Smeagol

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:47 AM

I'll let one of the site administrators or mods respond about how they choose advertisements here.

I do know that 2.spyware.com features a variety of well known spyware removal products, links to a library of files and news articles related to fighting spyware.

However, generally speaking if your confused about which apps are good or not, then read through the list of "Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products".
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 11:54 AM

This link to a similar question about advertising on the site explains BC's policy.

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:37 PM

Cheers for that, didn't mean to cause offense to anyone, but I always thought I was careful untill I saw all what I've just had to remove from my machine. I'm a bit Paranoid now, I think it'll take time to get trust back on the net. Got to try and find info on winlogin now ! cheers

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:52 PM

Its not so much a trust issue as it is for you to do some research and educate yourself about any product you may be interested in.

MODUS OPERANDIS: "Knowledge and the ability to use it is the best defensive tool anyone could have. An uninformed user can be his or her own worst enemy."

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:59 PM

smeagol

You offended no one here with that question.
My apologies to you, if I led you to believe such.

We all learn from one another here at the BC.
And we often need to restate the BC's guidelines and policies.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 11:30 AM

No one here would ever chastise anyone for exercising care and caution about downloading ANY application, since blindly installing these is perhaps the largest contributor to malware problems we see on a day-to-day basis.
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