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#1 ramsey76

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 12:04 PM

I run my spyware programs everyday. I use webroot and trend systems everyday. I also use products from Zone Alarm , Yahoo, CA every couple of days.

I usually have a couple of tracking cookies

Yesterday I purchased a new product that was in the clearance section of a large discount warehouse.

The product is called Spyware Killer Pro by Cosmi.

I ran it last night and it found over 200 problems adware, tracking cookies and dialers.

How can this product find 200 items while the name products above miised these things.

What am I missing ?

I did not delete the stuff fond by spyware killer. Is this product OK ?

Thanks

Tom

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 12:15 PM

false positives work as goad to purchase; earlier versions were same app as #1 Spyware Killer, Max Privacy Protector, SpyDoctor, SpyFirewall, Spyinator, SpyKiller 2005, SpyLax, SpySpotter; & SpywareThis; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 12-14-04 / U: 8-14-05]

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 12:36 PM

Thanks

Does that mean the "problem" is not really there or the "problem" is not really a "problem".

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 12:40 PM

Yep to both questions. Hope you can get your money back. Also, you might want to run some scans to make sure that CD didn't load some malware on you.
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Posted 05 June 2006 - 12:50 PM

The rest of the note on the Spyware Warrior Rogue List reads:

...In recent months Cosmi and Anonymizer.com have added information to their web pages about the application and made a trial version available (from Anonymizer.com). Moreover, the application now appears to use a more recent definitions database. Thus, we can no longer classify SpyWare Killer as "rogue/suspect anti-spyware."

I have never used this program so I cannot address its scanning capabilities. However, we need to be fair to the vendors as to the information available.
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Posted 05 June 2006 - 08:28 PM

With paid versions of SpySweeper and Trend Micro AS (Two top ten products, SpySweeper being a top 3), you don't need to search for anymore paid products! Simply add Ad-Aware SE, Spybot S&D, Spyware Blaster, and Spyware Guard (all four are excellent and free!) to your computer and your an active fortress! :thumbsup:
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