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Adware - Spyware : Rogue anti-spyware list - Check before you buy / download an anti-spyware program.
Posted by Max on 2007/4/27 10:00:00 (7301 reads)
Adware - Spyware

There is a list of "rogue/suspect" anti-spyware applications, none of which can be recommended for anti-spyware protection. Be sure to consult the notes  section at the bottom of the list for more information about the list and how it is constructed.

Some applications with an entry below have been de-listed. Entries for
those applications remain to point to explanatory notes below the main
list If you don't find an application included on the main list of
"rogue/suspect" anti-spyware products below, you might also consult the
list of lesser known anti-spyware applications that are not considered
"rogue/suspect." And for a short list of reputable, recommended
anti-spyware, see the Trustworthy Anti-Spyware Products section.

Most recent additions:  

  • Malware Stopper (4-22-07)
  • AVSystemCare (4-22-07)
  • Adware Remover (4-11-07)
  • AntiVirus Protector (4-11-07)
  • Antivirus Solution (4-11-07)
  • Spyware IT (4-11-07)
  • SpyLocked (4-11-07)
  • AntiSpyZone (4-11-07)
  • StartGuard (4-11-07)
  • PerfectCleaner (3-7-07)  
  • SpyAway (3-7-07)
  • SpyDawn (3-7-07)
  • SpyCrush (3-7-07)
  • NeoSpace (3-7-07)
  • Copperhead AntiSpyware (3-7-07)
  • AntiVirusAdvance (3-7-07)
  • Ad Armor (1-9-07)
  • Fixer AntiSpy (1-9-07)
  • Spy Analyst (1-9-07)
  • Spy Officer (1-9-07)
The following practices are guaranteed to get a program listed as "rogue/suspect":
  • Installing adware, spyware, or malware
  • Hijacking users' browsers &desktops
  • Being installed by adware, spyware, or malware
  • Being regularly or frequently advertised through adware or spyware
  • Being aggressively or stealthily installed without users' full, knowing consent
  • Being pushed through aggressive, deceptive, or misleading advertising
  • Being offered by a known adware/spyware vendor or being strongly associated with a site known to install malware
  • Using false, deceptive, misleading, or confusing scan reports or other GUI elements to badger, coerce, or trick users into purchasing the product

Most recent de-listings:
  • TrueSword (12-26-06)
  • 1-2-3 Spyware Free (12-26-06)
  • Maxion Spy Killer &MaxNetShield (12-26-06)
Most recent re-listings: SpyCleaner (5-12-06)
Please read this note on the Trustsoft AntiSpyware application (8-21-05).
Total applications listed: 345

You can check our download section of Anti-Spyware Software.

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