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Purityscan Found In Spywaredoctor.exe

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#1 leeboy


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Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:42 PM

Hi, hope someone can help.

I scanned my system with XoftspySE and it found Purityscan in Spyware Doctor. At first i thought that it had just detected files quarranteened by Spyware Doctor. I deleted all the files in quarranteen and scanned again but it still found Purityscan in Spywaredoctor.exe. After fixing the infection, Spyware Doctor stopped working.

I have uninstalled Spyware Doctor and reinstalled several times but Purityscan still shows up but only one trace of it rather than the 2 previously.

I downloaded Spyware Doctor direct from PC Tools.

I have also scanned with superantispyware, AVG anti spyware, spysweeper, spybot and adaware. none of these detect it.

I have had no pop ups as yet but Spyware Doctor does not run properly and is very slow to start up on system start up, 6 or 7 mins sometimes. It is also very slow starting manually.

Whats going on ? can a genuine security program become infected with malware ?

All suggestions greatfully recieved.


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Edited by acklan, 16 January 2007 - 06:33 PM.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 09:25 AM

This could be a false positive.If you read this review you will see that is has the tendency to miss a lot and report false positives. if you want to be absolutely sure do this Microsoft scan and do the complete scan . Please note IE required and you should allow install of activex elements

Edited by fozzie, 17 January 2007 - 09:25 AM.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 12:56 PM

Xoftspy is an program that was previously listed as a rogue on the Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware List because of concerns with false positives and the use of aggressive, deceptive advertising. It has been been de-listed as a rogue because the vendor has taken some actions to correct these concerns. (scroll down and read the Note on this application). I am still skeptical and would only recommend a progam with a proven track record.
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