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Crappy Free SpyScanner 8.0.5 - is rogue anti-spyware?
Sometimes I just have to check things out for myself. Even though I saw that this program's parent program was listed in SpywareWarrior's list of "Rogue Anti-Spyware" I figured I'd try it out. The parent program (pro version) is Spyware Cleaner. The website offers this one as a free version that will not be able to get updates. To test this program I went through the following procedure. First I scanned my system with current, updated versions of Adaware and Spybot. I fixed a few very minor problems that these flagged, then I installed this program using Total Uninstall (just in case of problems). I ran SpyScanner and it flagged 5 files, 4 folders and 1 registry entry that it said were spyware. I carefully checked the items and discovered that these were all "false positives". I had placed a keylogger on my system and Adaware flagged it. Spyware Scanner never saw it. My conclusion is that SpywareWarrior's warning is absolutely on the money. In my opinion SpyScanner is crap.
Website - Quote from the website (the only true statement is "absolutely free")
SpyScanner will scan your PC Absolutely FREE and let you know if you have any files that are infecting your PC!
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