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Testing SpyHunter's ability to detect malware


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#1 iangcarroll

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 02:23 PM

I've tested SpyHunter's ability to detect malware and written up a post about it. Ten samples, all of which had 55 detections on VirusTotal, were tested against. It was able to prevent one out of the ten from launching and removed two out of the ten after a scan was run. The other seven were not detected. :(

https://medium.certly.io/an-objective-test-of-the-anti-spyware-application-spyhunter-b7d49f673a2f

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 02:28 PM

Now we have a good review of SpyHunter, with samples that are available for download and testing. This has been asked for a long, long time, yet people siding with ESG never went forward with these kind of tests, nor did they share the samples. I guess I can understand why now.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 03:28 PM

Thank you for doing the test but I really didn't need one to convince me.  BTW, you'd better look out.  You may be the next person to get a threatening letter from Enigma's lawyers.



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Posted 09 March 2016 - 03:31 PM

For an honest review of their product? If they slam ian with a SLAPP, it just proves our point that ESG relies to lawsuits whenever a bad review is posted against them and they trim to oppress the free speech right.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 04:19 PM

For an honest review of their product?

Yes, they have done it before.  You may have missed this article from the main site.  When they threaten to sue, Enigma doesn't care whether the suit is justified or not.  The real intention behind the suit is to intimidate the person into removing any material that reflects badly on them.



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Posted 09 March 2016 - 09:35 PM

I didn't miss it. But now, what they are doing is completely exposed, out in the open and the public is aware of it. So if they slam ian with a SLAPP, it'll just confirm that everything we've said so far in our defence is true.

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 09:34 AM

Well, it doesn't look like they care about the bad press.  Enigma has been suing people for ages.



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Posted 10 March 2016 - 04:41 PM

Your test appears to confirm this 2014 Scanner Test by AVLab which ranked SpyHunter 4 at the very bottom, noting that it only detected (1) out of (1,000) samples.

SpyHunter turns to be the worst scanner. According to the producer, it protects against 1,116,643 threats, but in our test it detected only one sample.


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Posted 13 March 2016 - 10:46 AM

Maybe there is fine print where they claim they DETEST , not DETECT all that malware , guess they would not be making false claims in that case



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:32 PM

Maybe there is fine print where they claim they DETEST , not DETECT all that malware...

Not that I am aware of.
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