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ProgramSitesi Yorumlar
1 Click Spy Clean1clickspyclean.com
1clicksuite.net
Spybot S&D rip-off (1); dubious corp. associations (1[A: 8-12-04 / U: 8-12-04]
#1 Spyware Killer1spywarekiller.com
surfertools.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; poor scan reporting; dubious corp. associations (1); same app as  Max Privacy Protector, SpyDoctor, SpyFirewall, Spyinator, SpyKiller 2005, SpyLax, SpySpotter, SpywareThis, & Spyware Protection Pro; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 10-5-04 / U: 2-7-05]
1stAntiVirus1stantivirus.com
innovagest2000.com
uses flawed, inadequate detections scheme; same company as AlfaCleaner, Anti Virus Pro, Winhound Spyware Remover; same app as KillSpy, SpyContra, SpyDeface, Ultimate Defender, & XSRemover [A: 1-14-06 / U: 1-14-06]
2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blockeradware.storesbiz.com
spy.storebiz4u.com
no trial version locatable; same app as AdDriller, ADS Adware Remover, AdwareSpy, AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removal, AdwareX Eliminator, Ad-Where 2005, ETD Security Scanner, Privacy Tools 2004, SpyBeware, Spy-Kill, & The Web Shield; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 7-23-04 / U: 2-14-05]
about:blank 2005aboutblankremover.comno trial version available [A: 1-29-05 / U: 1-29-05]
Ad Armoradarmor.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; same app as Fixer AntiSpy, Spy Analyst, & Spy Officer [A: 1-9-07 / U: 1-9-07]
AdDrilleraddriller.com
cdmworldsoftware.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; falsely reports updating ref database; same app as 2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker, ADS Adware Remover, AdwareSpy, AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removal, AdwareX Eliminator, Ad-Where 2005, ETD Security Scanner, Privacy Tools 2004, SpyBeware, Spy-Kill, & The Web Shield; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 10-10-04 / U: 10-10-04]
Ad-Eliminatorad-eliminator.com
adeliminator.net
spam-driven, aggressive advertising (123); browser hijacking (1); unconscionable license terms (12); Ad-ware knockoff (1); same appas Spy-Control - (Note: other domains associated w/ this app include: 123spywar.com, 1stspywar.com, adekit.com, adware-business.com, adware-gator.com, adwareindanger.com, adwareisgone.com, antiadwareco.com, antiadwarefoundation.com, antispawarechat.com, antispywareco.com, antispywarecoer.com, antispywaredirectx.com, antispawarefree.com, antispywarefreex.com, killadwareco.com, myspyerase.biz, realspyerase.biz, spydestroying.com, spyelimination.com, spywareindanger.com, spywarmegasite.com)[A: 8-1-04 / U: 8-29-04]
AdProtectoradprotector.com
protectorsuite.com
redv.net
adware-supported by RedV Network (12); download link broken? no trial version? [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
Ads Alertpcprivacysoftware.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; uses out-of-date reference database w/ no update function [A: 8-10-04 / U: 8-10-04]
ADS Adware Removeradware-remover.netfalse positives work as goad to purchase; same app as AdDriller, 2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker, AdwareSpy, AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removal, AdwareX Eliminator, Ad-Where 2005, ETD Security Scanner, Privacy Tools 2004, SpyBeware, Spy-Kill, & The Web Shield; early versions were Ad-aware knockoffs [A: 7-2-04 / U: 11-17-04]
Adware Agent killersoftware.comno privacy policy (1); uses ActiveX "kill bit" database stolen from SpywareGuide.com (1[A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
AdwareBazookaadwarebazooka.com
adware-bazooka.com
uses flawed, inadequate detection scheme; same app as AdwarePunisher, HitSpy, RemedyAntiSpy, CpyCut, SpyiBlock, Spyware Disinfector, SystemStable, & The SpyGuard [A: 12-21-05 / U: 12-21-05]
Adware Copsadwarecops.com
bulletproofsoft.com
front end for BPS Spyware & Adware Remover [A: 3-26-05 / U: 3-26-05]
AdwareDelete adwaredelete.com
adware-delete.com
qspyware.com
deceptive advertising (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate scan/detection scheme; dubious corp. associations (1); same app as AntiVirus Gold, MalwareWiped, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, SpyLocked, Spyware Sheriff, SpywareStrike, TitanShield AntiSpyware, & VirusBlast [A: 6-14-05 / U: 1-4-06]
AdwareDeluxeadwaredeluxe.com
platinumparter.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database;  same app as AdwarePatrol, AdwareRemover, AdwareSafety, AdwareTools, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, PestProtector, SpyAdvanced, SpyDestroy Pro, SpywareRemoval, SpywareRemover, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 3-25-05 / U: 3-25-05]
Adware Finderadwarefinder.com
engagemarketing.com
uses flawed, inadequate detection scheme & detections database [A: 7-8-06 / U: 7-8-06]
Adware Hitmanadwarehitman.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; same app as Consumer Identity, Protect Your Identity, SpyBan, SpywareAssassin, Spyware C.O.P., SpywareKilla,  The Adware Hunter, & TheSpywareKiller  [A: 7-20-04 / U: 7-20-04]
AdwareHunter adwarehunter.com
browser-page.com
report of browser hijack (1); no trial version locatable; dead? [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
Adware-Nukerregistry-doctor.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase (1); flawed, inadequate detection scheme (1); inadequate information about app & company; no privacy policy; same app as AGuardDog Adware/Spyware Remover, PC AdWare SpyWare Removal, SafeWebSurfer, SpyToaster, SpywareHospital, Super Spyware Remover, The Spyware Detective, & WebSafe Spyware Secure [A: 6-1-05 / U: 6-1-05]
AdwarePatrol adwarepatrol.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database; no privacy policy; same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwareRemover, AdwareSafety, AdwareTools, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, PestProtector, SpyAdvanced, SpyDestroy Pro, SpywareRemoval, SpywareRemover, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 3-1-05 / U: 3-25-05]
AdwarePro adwarepro.comno trial version locatable; inadequate information about app & company; same affiliate program as NetSpyProtector (1[A: 8-31-04 / U: 8-31-04]
AdwarePunisheradwarepunisher.com
adware-punisher.com
aggressive, deceptive advertising; desktop hijacking; uses flawed, inadequate detection scheme; same app as AdwareBazooka, HitSpy, RemedyAntiSpy, SpyCut, SpyiBlock, Spyware Disinfector, SystemStable, & The SpyGuard [A: 12-5-05 / U: 2-3-06]
Adware Removeradwareprotectionsite.com
platinumpartner.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; same app as AntiVirus Protector, Antivirus Solution; same company as earlier family of apps [A: 4-11-07 / U: 4-11-07]
AdwareRemoveradwareremover.ws
platinumparter.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database;  same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwarePatrol, AdwareSafety, AdwareTools, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, PestProtector, SpyAdvanced, SpyDestroy Pro, SpywareRemoval, SpywareRemover, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus - [A: 3-25-05 / U: 3-25-05]
AdwareSafeadwaresafe.comsame app as Adware Filter, AdwareX, & SpyAssassin; same company as Adware Filter [A: 9-10-04 / U: 4-22-05]
AdwareSafetyadwaresafety.com
platinumparter.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database;  same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwarePatrol, AdwareRemover, AdwareTools, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, PestProtector, SpyAdvanced, SpyDestroy Pro, SpywareRemoval, SpywareRemover, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 3-25-05 / U: 3-25-05]
Adware Sheriffadwaresheriff.com
adwaresheriff.net
sheriffcash.com
aggressive, deceptive advertising; same company as RegFreeze (1[A: 2-14-06 / U: 2-14-06]
AdwareSpyadwarespy.com
spywarespy.com
false positives work as goad to purchase (1); same app as AdDriller, 2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker, ADS Adware Remover, AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removal, AdwareX Eliminator, Ad-Where 2005, ETD Security Scanner, Privacy Tools 2004, SpyBeware, Spy-Kill, & The Web Shield; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 6-29-04 / U: 7-7-04]
AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removaladwarespywareremoval.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase;earlier versions were same app as AdDriller, 2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker, ADS Adware Remover, AdwareSpy, AdwareX Eliminator, Ad-Where 2005, ETD Security Scanner, Privacy Tools 2004, SpyBeware, Spy-Kill, & The Web Shield; earlier versions were Ad-aware knockoffs [A: 7-23-04 / U: 11-17-04]
Adware & Spyware Firewallflyyasoft.comeval. version expires immediately, no trial possible [A: 8-2-05 / U: 8-2-05]
Adware/Spyware Removeradware.storesbiz.com
spy.storebiz4u.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; same company as 2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker [A: 2-14-05 / U: 2-14-05]
Adware Strikeradwarestriker.com
bulletproofsoft.com
front end for BPS Spyware & Adware Remover [A: 3-30-05 / U: 3-30-05]
AdwareToolsadwaretools.com
platinumparter.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database;  same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwarePatrol, AdwareRemover, AdwareSafety, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, PestProtector, SpyAdvanced, SpyDestroy Pro, SpywareRemoval, SpywareRemover, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 3-25-05 / U: 3-25-05]
AdwareXadware.comsame app as Adware Filter, AdwareSafe, & SpyAssassin [A: 6-30-04 / U: 6-30-04]
AdwareX Eliminatoradwarexeliminator.com
athivision.com
false positives work as goad to purchase (1); falsely reports updating ref database; same app as AdDriller, 2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker, ADS Adware Remover, AdwareSpy, AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removal, Ad-Where 2005, ETD Security Scanner, Privacy Tools 2004, SpyBeware, Spy-Kill, & The Web Shield (1); Ad-aware knockoff [A: 7-8-04 / U: 8-19-04]
Ad-Where 2005ad-where.com
privacytools2004.com
adwarespyware.net
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses outdated ref database & falsely reports updating ref database (12); same app as AdDriller, 2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker, ADS Adware Remover, AdwareSpy, AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removal, AdwareX Eliminator, ETD Security Scanner, Privacy Tools 2004, SpyBeware, Spy-Kill, & The Web Shield [A: 2-6-05 / U: 2-6-05]
Agent Spywareagentspyware.comuses outdated ref database [A: 11-14-05 / U: 11-14-05]
AGuardDog Adware/Spyware Removeraguarddog.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase (1); flawed, inadequate detection scheme (1); inadequate information about app & company; no privacy policy; same app as Adware-Nuker, PC AdWare SpyWare Removal, SafeWebSurfer, SpyToaster, SpywareHospital, Super Spyware Remover, The Spyware Detective, & WebSafe Spyware Secure [A: 11-6-04 / U: 3-27-05]
AlertSpyalertspy.com
adwaredeluxe.com
adwarexterminator.com
platinumparter.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database; exploits name "hijack this" (1); exploits name "spybot" (12);same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwarePatrol, AdwareRemover, AdwareSafety, AdwareTools, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, PestProtector, SpyAdvanced, SpyDestroy Pro, SpywareRemoval, SpywareRemover, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus; same company as MicroAntivirus - (Note: other domains associated with AlertSpy include: adwaretools.com, nixad.com, spy-bot.com, spy-bot.net, spy-bot.org, spybotsd.com, swipespy.com) [A: 11-10-04 / U: 4-29-05]
AlfaCleaneralfacleaner.com
innovagest2000.com
drive-by-downloads, stealth installs (12); same company as Anti Virus Pro, Winhound Spyware Remover, & XSRemover [A: 1-14-06 / U: 3-1-06]
AntiSpy Advancedantispyadvanced.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database; re-packaged version of  Mandel Enterprise's Spyware Remover  [A: 12-26-06 / U: 12-26-06]
Anti-Spyware Blockeranti-viruses.net
your-soft.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate info about company & app; same company as Anti-Virus&Spyware [A: 2-17-05 / U: 2-17-05]
AntiSpyware Soldierantispywaresoldier.comaggressive, deceptive advertising, stealth installations (123); false positives work as goad to purchase [A: 8-21-06 / U: 8-21-06]
AntiSpyZone antispyzone.comaggressive, deceptive advertising; stealth installs (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate scan/detection scheme;same app as AdwareDelete, AntiVirus Gold, MalwareWiped, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, SpyLocked, Spyware Sheriff, SpywareStrike, TitanShield AntiSpyware, & VirusBlast [A: 4-11-07 / U: 4-11-07]
AntiVermins (AntiVerminser)antivermins.comaggressive advertising (1); stealth installs (1[A: 11-12-06 / U: 11-12-06]
AntiVirusAdvanceantivirusadvance.comno trial version available; deceptive references on download page; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 3-7-06 / U: 3-7-06]
Antivirus Email antivirus-email.comadvertising supported service (12); outrageous terms of service (12); no trial version available [A: 10-24-05 / U: 10-24-05]
AntiVirus Gold /
AntiVirus Golden
antivirus-gold.com
antivirusgolden.com
aggressive advertising, desktop hijacks (12345678); false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate scan/detection scheme; same app as AdwareDelete, MalwareWiped, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, SpyLocked, Spyware Sheriff, SpywareStrike, TitanShield AntiSpyware, & VirusBlast [A: 6-2-05 / U: 6-13-06]
AntivirusPCSuiteantiviruspcsuite.comno trial version available [A: 5-4-07 / U: 5-4-07]
Anti Virus Proanti-virus-pro.com
innovagest2000.com
no trial version available; same company as AlfaCleaner, Winhound Spyware Remover, & XSRemover [A: 1-14-06 / U: 1-14-06]
AntiVirus Protectorantivirusprotectionsite.com
antivirusprotector.com
antiviruspremium.com
virusscansite.com
platinumpartner.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; same app as Adware Remover Antivirus Solution;  same company as earlier family of apps [A: 4-11-07 / U: 4-11-07]
Antivirus Solution6d-antivirus.com
platinumpartner.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; same app as AntiVirus Protector, Adware Remover;  same company as earlier family of apps [A: 4-11-07 / U: 4-11-07]
Anti-Virus&Spyware anti-viruses.netyour-soft.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; poor scan reporting; inadequate info about company & app; same company as Anti-Spyware Blocker [A: 8-7-04 / U: 2-17-05]
ArmorWallarmor2net.com
spywarekiller.net
false positives work as goad to purchase; poor scan reporting [A: 7-15-04 / U: 7-15-04]
AVSystemCareavsystemcare.comaggressive, deceptive advertising (1[A: 4-22-07 / U: 4-22-07]
BestGuardPlatinumbestguardplatinum.comaggressive advertising, desktop hijacks (1); no trial version available [A: 3-19-06 / U: 3-19-06]
Botsquash botsquash.comtrial version expires immediately; uses inadequate, outdated ref database [A: 8-15-04 / U: 8-15-04]
BPS Spyware & Adware Remover bulletproofsoft.com
spywarecops.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; company is known adware distributor (1); exploits name SpywareBlaster (1) & SpywareGuard (1); Ad-aware rip-off (12); Spybot S&D rip-off (123); old version was same app as Real AdWareRemoverGold, Spyware Nuker, & TZ Spyware Adware Remover; new version uses "Spyware Cops" or "Spy Striker" front end [A: 6-26-04 / U: 12-19-05]
Brave Sentrybravesentry.comaggressive advertising, desktop hijacking (12); false positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate scan reporting; same app as DIARemover, MalwareAlarm, Mr.AntiSpy, PestCapture, PestTrap, PestWiper, SpyDemolisher, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, SpyTrooper, SpywareNo, & Spyware-Stop [A: 3-9-06 / U: 3-9-06]
BreakSpywarebreakspyware.commisleading scan results [A: 12-26-06 / U: 12-26-06]
CheckFlow CheckSpy & Anti Spyware 2005checkspy.com
checkflow.com
client app's scan reporting poor; client requires installation of Microsoft .NET framework; free scan prone to false positives that work as goad to purchase;  [A: 11-7-04 / U: 12-30-04]
CleanXcleanx.co.krfalse positives work as goad to purchase (Korean) [A: 10-5-06 / U: 10-5-06]
Consumer Identityconsumeridentity.comaggressive advertising (1234); false positives work as goad to purchase; web site down, domain inactive; same app as Adware Hitman, SpyBan, SpywareAssassin, Spyware C.O.P., SpywareKilla, The Adware Hunter, & TheSpywareKiller [A: 8-9-04 / U: 10-1-04]
ContraViruscontra-virus.comuses out-of-date ref database; deceptive scan reporting (Korean) [A: 12-26-06 / U: 12-26-06]
Copperhead AntiSpywarecopperheadsecurity.cominadeqate ref database; confusing scan results [A: 3-7-06 / U: 3-7-06]
CurePCSolutioncurepcsolutions.comaggressive advertising, browser hijacks; false positives work as goad to purchase [A: 12-26-06 / U: 12-26-06]
DIARemoverdiaremover.comaggressive advertising, desktop hijacking; false positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate scan reporting; same app as Brave Sentry, MalwareAlarm, Mr.AntiSpy, PestCapture, PestTrap, PestWiper, SpyDemolisher, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, SpyTrooper, SpywareNo, & Spyware-Stop [A: 10-6-06 / U: 10-6-06]
Doctor Adwaredoctoradware.com
no-spy-ware.com
platinumparter.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database;  same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwarePatrol, AdwareRemover, AdwareSafety, AdwareTools, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, PestProtector, SpyAdvanced, SpyDestroy Pro, SpywareRemoval, SpywareRemover, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 3-25-05 / U: 3-25-05]
Doctor Adware Prodoctoradwarepro.com
alertspy.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database; same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwarePatrol, AdwareRemover, AdwareSafety, AdwareTools, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, PestProtector, SpyDestroy Pro, SpywareRemoval, SpywareRemover, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 3-20-05 / U: 3-20-05]
Easy Erase Spyware Removereasyerase.comscanner apparently broken; no update function; ref database is woefully inadequate; appears to be the same app as AdDriller, 2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker, ADS Adware Remover, AdwareSpy, AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removal, AdwareX Eliminator, ETD Security Scanner, Privacy Tools 2004, SpyBeware, Spy-Kill, & The Web Shield; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 7-20-04 / U: 7-20-04]
Easy Spyware Killereasyspywarekiller.comscant info on home page, no privacy policy (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database (1); same app as PAL Spyware Remover, & JC Spyware Remover & Adware Killer [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
ETD Security Scanneretdscanner.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate info about company; same app as 2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker; AdDriller, ADS Adware Remover, AdwareSpy, AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removal, AdwareX Eliminator, Ad-Where 2005, Privacy Tools 2004, SpyBeware, Spy-Kill, & The Web Shield; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 10-16-04 / U: 10-16-04]
ExpertAntiVirusexpertantivirus.comapp plants the very files it detects as malware (1); false positives work as goad to purchase [A: 5-4-07 / U: 5-4-07]
Fixer AntiSpyfixerantispy.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; same app as Ad Armor, Spy Analyst, & Spy Officer [A: 1-9-07 / U: 1-9-07]
Flobo Free Anti Spyware Cleanfloborecovery.comnon-existent scan reporting [A: 11-14-05 / U: 11-14-05]
Freeze.com AntiSpyware freeze.comcompany is known adware distributor (1); questionable license terms, demands personal info, provides outdated trial version of Webroot Spy Sweeper (1[A: 9-15-04 / U: 9-15-04]
Froggie Scansoftware4yoursuccess.comuses inadequate detection scheme; displays in-context banner ads; same app as Privacy Crusader, Spy Reaper, SpyShield, SpyViper, Spyware IT, Spyware Scrapper, & The Spyware Shield [A: 3-29-06 / U: 3-29-06]
GoodbyeSpy tekeffect.comno update function; false positives work as goad to purchase [A: 7-20-04 / U: 7-20-04]
GuardBar guardbar.comweak anti-spyware protection (1); same company as SpyBouncer (1[A: 9-18-04 / U: 9-18-04]
HitVirushitvirus.comuses flawed, inadequate detection scheme; same app as AdwareBazooka, AdwarePunisher, RemedyAntiSpy, SpyCut, SpyiBlock, Spyware Disinfector, SystemStable, & The SpyGuard [A: 12-21-05 / U: 12-21-05]
IC Spyware Scanner allume.com
aladdinsys.com
ridiculous false positives; uses inadequate detection scheme; this application is bundled in Internet Cleanup (same company) as spyware protection [A: 12-10-04 / U: 11-9-07]
InternetAntiSpy internetantispy.com
zendmedia.com
aggressive, deceptive advertising, browser hijacking (1234); no trial version locatable [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
Internet Cleanup allume.com
aladdinsys.com
ridiculous false positives; uses inadequate detection scheme; this application bundles IC Spyware Scanner (same company) for spyware protection [A: 3-13-05 / U: 11-9-07]
InternetShield internetshield.com
softwareonline.com
certified-safe-downloads.com
aggressive, deceptive advertising  (1)vendor prosecuted by Washington AG (1[A: 4-12-06 / U: 4-12-06]
iSpyKiller ispykiller.com
esunsofttechnologies.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; same company as MySpyFreePC & Max Privacy Protector; same app as Spyblocs 3.0, MySpyFreePC, Privacy Defender, SamuraiSpy, & Spy Crusher [A: 1-26-05 / U: 1-26-05]
JC Spyware Remover & Adware Killer jcspyware-remover.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database (1); same app as Easy Spyware Killer & PAL Spyware Remover [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
KaZaaP kazaap.orginstalls multiple adware/spyware parasites [A: 8-12-05 / U: 8-12-05]
KillAllSpywarekillallspyware.com
mainstreamdollars.com
aggressive advertising (1); dubious corp. associations (1); no trial version locatable; inadequate information about company; web site promises "free download" but then demands payment; no privacy policy/EULA [A: 8-25-04 / U: 2-7-05]
KillAndCleankillandclean.cominstalled through exploits; false positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate/flawed scan/detection scheme; same app as Safe & Clean & UnSpyPC [A: 6-14-06 / U: 6-13-06]
KillSpykillspy.netuses flawed, inadequate detections scheme; same company as AlfaCleaner, Anti Virus Pro, Winhound Spyware Remover; same app as 1stAntiVirus, SpyContra, SpyDeface, Ultimate Defender, & XSRemover [A: 11-25-05 / U: 1-6-06]
MalwareAlarmmalwarealarm.comaggressive, deceptive advertising desktop hijacking (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate scan reporting; same appas BraveSentry, DIARemover, Mr.AntiSpy, PestCapture, PestTrap, PestWiper, SpyDemolisher, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, SpyTrooper, SpywareNo, & Spyware-Stop [A: 12-26-06 / U: 12-26-06]
MalwareScannerspywarecops.com
bulletproofsoft.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; latest version of BPS Spyware & Adware Remover [A: 3-10-06 / U: 3-10-06]
Malware Stoppermalware-stopper.com
malwarepanacea.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate scan reporting; same app as Brave Sentry, DIARemover, MalwareAlarm, Mr.AntiSpy, PestCapture, PestTrap, PestWiper, SpyDemolisher, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, SpyTrooper, SpywareNo, & Spyware-Stop [A: 4-22-07 / U: 4-22-07]
MalwareWipe / MalwareWiper / MalwareWipedmalwarewipe.com
malwarewiped.com
aggressive, deceptive advertising; uses flawed, inadequate detection scheme; same app as AdwareDelete, AntiVirus Gold, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, SpyLocked, Spyware Sheriff, SpywareStrike, TitanShield AntiSpyware, & VirusBlast [A: 12-28-05 / U: 12-26-06]
Max Privacy Protectormaxprivacyprotector.comesunsofttechnologies.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; poor scan reporting; same company as MySpyFreePC & iSpyKiller;  same app as #1 Spyware Killer, SpyDoctor; SpyFirewall, Spyinator, SpyKiller 2005, SpyLax, SpySpotter, SpywareThis, & Spyware Protection Pro [A: 3-11-05 / U: 3-11-05]
MicroAntivirusmicroantivirus.com
microantivirusxp.com
platinumparter.com
no trial version locatable; inadequate information about company; no privacy policy; same company as AlertSpy  [A: 8-22-04 / U: 3-18-06]
Mr.AntiSpymrantispy.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate scan reporting; same app as BraveSentry, DIARemover, MalwareAlarm, PestCapture, PestTrap, PestWiper, SpyDemolisher, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, SpyTrooper, SpywareNo, & Spyware-Stop [A: 12-26-06 / U: 12-26-06]
MyNetProtector mynetprotector.cominstalls multiple adware/spyware parasites (123); aggressive, deceptive advertising (12); dubious corp. associations (1); inadequate/broken scanning (12[A: 8-18-04 / U: 8-18-04]
MySpyFreePC myspyfreepc.com
esunsofttechnologies.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; same company as Max Privacy Protector & iSpyKiller; same app as Spyblocs 3.0, iSpyKiller, Privacy Defender, SamuraiSpy, & Spy Crusher [A: 2-5-05 / U: 2-5-05]
MySpyProtectormyspyprotector.comEULA includes adware terms [A: 11-12-06 / U: 11-12-06]
NeoSpace neospacelab.comaggressive, deceptive advertising (1,2,3); Ad-aware rip-off; inadequate scan results [A: 3-7-07 / U: 3-7-07]
NetSpyProtector netspyprotector.com
spybot-spyware-removal.com
inadequate info about app, no trial version locatable; "free scan" prone to false positives (1); reportedly a variant of NoSpyX, SpyVest, and Spyware Stormer (1[A: 7-7-04 / U: 7-26-04]
NoSpyX nospyx.com
interesoft.com
spywareboard.com
aggressive advertising (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; poor scan reporting; dubious corp. associations (1); variant of SpyVest, SpywareCleaner, Spyware Slayer, Spyware Stormer, Spyware Wizard, & X-Spyware (1); Ad-aware knockoff [A: 6-26-04 / U: 4-13-05]
Oxford Spyware Removeroxfordspywareremover.comno trial version available; inadequate info about company, no privacy policy (1[A: 6-15-05 / U: 6-15-05]
PAL Emergency Responsepalsol.com
palsol.biz
palsol.net
no trial version available; same company as PAL Spyware Remover [A: 9-18-05 / U: 9-18-05]
PAL Spyware Remover palsol.com
palsol.biz
palsol.net
aggressive advertising, browser hijacking (1234); false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database (1); exploits name "spybot" (1); exploits name "spyware warrior" (1); same app as Easy Spyware Killer, & JC Spyware Remover & Adware Killer - (Note: other domains associated w/ PAL Spyware Remover include: 1spyware-removal.com, adwarebgone.info, adwarespyware.net, cybergations.com, espywarekiller.privacyregained.com, free-spyware-scan.info, jointventureforprofit.com/spy/, online-spyware-scan.com, paltek.net, petspatrol.com, shmyl.com/ierison, spybot-scan.com, spybot-scanner.com, spybot-virus-scan.com, spybot.com-xp.com, spy-spyware.com, spyware1.com, spywarefinder.net, spywarekiller.us, spyware-remover-software.net, spywarescout.com, spywarethis.com-xp.com, spyware-virus-scan.com, spyware-virus-remover.com, trojan-virus-scan.com, win-fix.com) [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
PC AdWare SpyWare Removalpcadwareremoval.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; flawed, inadequate detection scheme (1); inadequate information about company, no privacy policy/EULA (1); same app as Adware-Nuker, AGuardDog AdWare/SpyWare Remover, SafeWebSurfer, SpyToaster, SpywareHospital, Super Spyware Remover, The Spyware Detective, & WebSafe Spyware Secure [A: 12-21-04 / U: 3-27-05]
PCArmorpcarmor.netno trial version locatable, inadequate information about company, no privacy policy/EULA (1[A: 8-22-04 / U: 8-22-04]
PC Health Planpchealthplan.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase [A: 5-6-05 / U: 5-6-05]
PerfectCleaner perfect-cleaner.comsame app as  AdwareBazooka, AdwarePunisher, HitSpy, RemedyAntiSpy, SpyAway, SpyCut, SpyiBlock, Spyware Disinfector, TheSpyGuard, & SystemStable [A: 3-7-07 / U: 3-7-07]
PestBotpestbot.com
platinumparter.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database;  same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwarePatrol, AdwareRemover, AdwareSafety, AdwareTools, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestProtector, SpyAdvanced, SpyDestroy Pro, SpywareRemoval, SpywareRemover, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 3-25-05 / U: 3-25-05]
PestCapturepestcapture.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate scan reporting; same app as Brave Sentry, DIARemover, MalwareAlarm, Mr.AntiSpy, PestTrap, PestWiper, SpyDemolisher, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, SpyTrooper, SpywareNo, & Spyware-Stop [A: 10-6-06 / U: 10-6-06]
PestProtectorpestprotector.com
platinumparter.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database;  same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwarePatrol, AdwareRemover, AdwareSafety, AdwareTools, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, SpyAdvanced, SpyDestroy Pro, SpywareRemoval, SpywareRemover, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 3-25-05 / U: 3-25-05]
PestTrappesttrap.com
xpesttrap.com
aggressive, deceptive advertising (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate scan reporting; same app as Brave Sentry, DIARemover, MalwareAlarm, Mr.AntiSpy, PestCapture, PestWiper, SpyDemolisher, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, SpyTrooper, SpywareNo, & Spyware-Stop [A: 1-18-06 / U: 4-12-06]
PestWiperpest-wiper.com
pestwiper.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate scan reporting; same app as BraveSentry, DIARemover, MalwareAlarm, Mr.AntiSpy, PestCapture, PestTrap, SpyDemolisher, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, SpyTrooper, SpywareNo, & Spyware-Stop [A: 3-10-06 / U: 3-10-06]
Privacy Champion privacychampion.comreported hijacks/stealth installs (12) [A: 11-3-04 / U: 11-3-04]
Privacy Crusaderegeosoftware.com
redemptionengine.com
rewardsengine.com
ridiculous false positives; uses flawed, inadequate detection scheme; same app as Froggie Scan, Spy Reaper, SpyShield, SpyViper, Spyware IT, Spyware Scrapper, & The Spyware Shield [A: 11-5-05 / U: 11-25-05]
Privacy Defender pcsecurityshield.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; poor, misleading scan reporting; deceptive advertising/"scan" on home page (1); advertises through adware (1); recruits affiliates through spam (1); dubious corp. associations (1); same app as Spyblocs 3.0, MySpyFreePC, iSpyKiller, SamuraiSpy, & Spy Crusher; also from this domain: The Shield 2004, PC Security Shield - (Note: other domains associated w/ Privacy Defender include: clixtrader.net, pcsecuritysheild.com, pcsecuritywall.com, pctoolworks2004.com, pctoolworks2005.com, threatlevel.com) [A: 6-26-04 / U: 9-7-05]
Privacy Tools 2004
(read note)
privacytools2004.comvendor threatens to distribute malware (123); vendor attempts to silence critics (1);  unconscionable license terms (12); false positives work as goad to purchase (12); previous version was same app as AdDriller, 2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker, ADS Adware Remover, AdwareSpy, AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removal, AdwareX Eliminator, Ad-Where 2005, ETD Security Scanner, SpyBeware, Spy-Kill, & The Web Shield; previous version was Ad-aware knockoff - Read this note about Privacy Tools 2004. [A: 7-20-04 / U: 8-27-04]
Protect Your Identitymyspywarescan.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; uses out-of-date reference database w/ no functional update function; same app as Adware Hitman, Consumer Identity, SpyBan, SpywareAssassin, Spyware C.O.P., SpywareKilla, The Adware Hunter, & TheSpywareKiller [A: 10-2-04 / U: 10-2-04]
PSGuardpsguard.comaggressive, deceptive advertising (12); reported stealth-installs, hijacking (1234567); same app as Security iGuard [A: 6-14-05 / U: 1-4-06]
PurityScan /
PuritySweep
clickspring.net
purityscan.com
puritysweep.com
adware-supported, "drive-by-downloads" (123456); stealth installs executables to foil uninstallation [A: 6-26-04 / U: 7-5-04]
QuickCleaner quickcleaner.comonline scan/detection service only; inadequate info about service; inadequate, flawed scan/detection; no uninstaller [A: 8-2-04 / U: 8-2-04]
RazeSpywarerazespyware.com
razespyware.net
spywaredollars.com
aggressive, deceptive advertising (123); reported hijacks (123456); false positives work as goad to purchase; poor scan reporting; same app as SmartSecurity - Note: other domains associated w/ RazeSpyware include: findmenow.info, scanthenet.com, spyware-spyware.org [A: 3-31-05 / U: 1-4-06]
Real AdWareRemoverGold adwareremovergold.com
adremovergold.com
aggressive, deceptive advertising (1); reported hijacks (12); dubious corp. associations (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; Ad-aware rip-off; BPS Spyware & Adware Remover clone (1) - (Note: other domains associated with Real Adware Remover Gold include: iteens.com, sg08.biz)[A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
RegFreeze actualresearch.com
antispylab.com
regfreeze.com
regfreeze.net
sheriffcash.com
ad-soft.net
aggressive advertising, desktop hijacks (123); false positives work as goad to purchase (1); dubious corp associations (1[A: 8-8-04 / U: 12-24-05]
RemedyAntiSpyremedyantispy.com
remedy-antispy.com
uses flawed, inadequate detection scheme; same app as AdwareBazooka, AdwarePunisher, HitSpy, SpyCut, SpyiBlock, Spyware Disinfector, SystemStable, & The SpyGuard [A: 12-21-05 / U: 12-21-05]
Safe & Clean (Scan & Clean)scanandclean.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate/flawed scan/detection scheme; same app as KillAndClean & UnSpyPC  [A: 1-2-06 / U: 1-2-06]
SafeWebSurfersafewebsurfer.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase (1); flawed, inadequate detection scheme (1); same app as Adware-Nuker, AGuardDog Adware/Spyware Remover, PC AdWare SpyWare Removal, SpyToaster, SpywareHospital, Super Spyware Remover, The Spyware Detective, & WebSafe Spyware Secure [A: 3-27-05 / U: 3-27-05]
SamuraiSpy samuraispy.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; same app as Spyblocs 3.0, iSpyKiller, MySpyFreePC, Privacy Defender, & Spy Crusher [A: 3-20-05 / U: 3-20-05]
Scan & Repair Utilities 2006 scanandrepair.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate info about company [A: 1-19-06 / U: 1-19-06]
Scumware-Remover scumware-remover.org
smartestsearch.com
66.79.171.75
hijacks browser home page, HOSTS file (12345); inadequate info about program and company; no EULA or privacy policy; crashes on test machine [A: 10-24-04 / U: 2-7-05]
SecureMyPCsoftsky.com.ua
gsiconcepts.com
false positives work as goad to purchase [A: 11-5-05 / U: 11-5-05]
Security iGuardsecurityiguard.com
privacycash.com
badgers users into purchase; reported hijacking by affiliates (12345); dubious corp. associations (12); same app as PSGuard [A: 11-7-04 / U: 1-4-06]
SlimShieldslimshield.com
spyware-wiper.com
aggressive advertising, hijacking, stealth installation (1234); badgers users into purchase; false positives work as goad to purchase; poor scan reporting; no privacy policy; inadequate info about company & app [A: 3-2-05 / U: 3-18-06]
SmartSecurity
smart-security.infono working scan in demo version; inadequate info about company (1); hijacking, aggressive advertising (12345); same app as RazeSpyware [A: 5-8-05 / U: 1-4-06]
Spy-Ad Exterminator Prooreware.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase [A: 8-8-04 / U: 10-10-04]
SpyAdvancedspyadvanced.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database;  same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwarePatrol, AdwareRemover, AdwareSafety, AdwareTools, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, PestProtector, SpyDestroy Pro, SpywareRemoval, SpywareRemover, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 2-23-06 / U: 2-23-06]
Spy Analystspyanalyst.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; same app as Ad Armor, Fixer AntiSpy, & Spy Officer [A: 1-9-07 / U: 1-9-07]
Spy Annihilatoradwaresoft.cominadeqaute info about application, no privacy policy (1);  free scan application uses outdated ref database w/ no update function; application uses flawed, inadequate detection scheme; false positives work as goad to purchase [A: 2-10-05 / U: 2-10-05]
SpyAssassinspyassassin.comexploits name of "Ad-aware" (12); same app as Adware Filter, AdwareX, & AdwareSafe [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
SpyAssault spyassault.cominstalls Favoriteman parasite (12); false positives work as goad to purchase; poor scan reporting [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
SpyAwayspy-away.comsame app as  AdwareBazooka, AdwarePunisher, HitSpy, PerfectCleaner, RemedyAntiSpy, SpyCut, SpyiBlock, Spyware Disinfector, TheSpyGuard, & SystemStable [A: 3-7-07 / U: 3-7-07]
SpyAxespyaxe.com
spyaxe.biz
spyaxe.net
nospywaresoft.com
topantispy.com
spyaxeupdate.com
desktop hijacking, aggressive/deceptive advertising (12); uses inadequate scan/detection scheme; same app as AdwareDelete, AntiVirus Gold, MalwareWiped, SpyFalcon, SpyLocked, Spyware Sheriff, SpywareStrike, TitanShield AntiSpyware, & VirusBlast [A: 10-24-05 / U: 1-4-06]
SpyBan spyban.netinstalls Look2Me & VX2/ABetterInternet  parasites (123456); inexcusable false positives; same app as Adware Hitman, Consumer Identity, Protect Your Identity, SpywareAssassin, Spyware C.O.P., SpywareKilla, The Adware Hunter, & TheSpywareKiller; dead? [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
SpyBewarespybeware.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; update function broken?; same app as AdDriller, 2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker, ADS Adware Remover, AdwareSpy, AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removal, AdwareX Eliminator, Ad-Where 2005, ETD Security Scanner, Privacy Tools 2004, Spy-Kill, & The Web Shield; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 7-23-04 / U: 7-23-04]
SpyBlast spyblast.com
advertising.com
vendor prosecuted by FTC (12); adware-supported (123); aggressive, deceptive advertising (1); drive-by-downloads, download link broken? no trial version locatable? [A: 6-26-04 / U: 8-4-05]
Spy-Blockspy-block.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase [A: 6-1-05 / U: 6-26-05]
SpyBlocs/eBlocs.comeblocs.com
networkdynamicscorp.com
aggressive, deceptive advertising (1234567); false positives work as goad to purchase; previous versions were Ad-awareknockoffs; same company as CyberDefender; version 2.0 was same app as #1 Spyware Killer, SpyDoctor, Spyinator, SpyKiller 2005, SpyLax, SpySpotter, & SpywareThis; version 3.0 was same app as Privacy Defender, MySpyFreePC, iSpyKiller, SamuraiSpy, & Spy Crusher [A: 6-26-04 / U: 2-20-05]
SpyBouncer spybouncer.com
goggle.com
stingware.com
untdd.com
false positives work as goad to purchase [A: 6-26-04 / U: 4-22-07]
SpyBurn neosoftlabs.com
spyburn.palsol.biz
false positives work as goad to purchase; same app as XoftSpy (please read this note about XoftSpy); Ad-aware knockoff; no longer available (dead domain) [A: 7-4-04 / U: 10-5-04]
SpyBusterspy-buster.com
remove-spyware.com
no trial version available [A: 12-26-06 / U: 12-26-06]
SpyCleanspyclean.com
guardwall.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; poor scan reporting; requires installation of Microsoft .NET framework. [A: 7-9-04 / U: 7-9-04]
SpyCleanercleanup-adware.com
pigeons.net
spycleaner.net
spycleaner-gold.com
topdownloads.net
free version installs WhenU Save! adware program (1); same app as SpyRemover - please read this note about SpyCleaner [A: 6-26-04 / U: 5-12-06]
SpyContraspycontra.com
innovagest2000.com
uses flawed, inadequate detections scheme; same company as AlfaCleaner, Anti Virus Pro, Winhound Spyware Remover; same app as 1stAntiVirus, KillSpy, SpyDeface, Ultimate Defender, & XSRemover [A: 1-14-06 / U: 1-14-06]
Spy-Controlspy-control.cominstalls Searchmeup parasite (1); unconscionable license terms; dubious implied endorsement (1); advertised via "spam" (1); Ad-wareknockoff (1); same app as Ad-Eliminator -  (Note: other domains associated w/ SpyControl include: bestnotospy.net, fightpycity.net, fightpyco.net, free-kazaa-spyware.info, spy-control-now.com, spywarecleanser.info, spyware-finder.info, spyware-list.info, spyzonetown.com, stop-spyware-now.info) [A: 2-1-05 / U: 2-20-05]
SpyCrushspycrush.comaggressive, deceptive advertising (1,2); same app as SpyDawn, SpyHeal, SpywareQuake, VirusBurst, & VirusBursters [A: 3-7-07 / U: 3-7-07]
Spy Crusher spy-crusher.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; same app as Spyblocs 3.0, iSpyKiller, MySpyFreePC, Privacy Defender, & SamuraiSpy [A: 3-20-05 / U: 3-20-05]
SpyCutspycut.comuses flawed, inadequate detection scheme; same app as AdwarePunisher, HitSpy, RemedyAntiSpy, SpyiBlock, Spyware Disinfector, SystemStable, & The SpyGuard [A: 3-10-06 / U: 3-10-06]
SpyDawnspydawn.comaggressive, deceptive advertising (1); same app as SpyCrush, SpyHeal, SpywareQuake, VirusBurst, & VirusBursters [A: 3-7-07 / U: 3-7-07]
SpyDefacespydeface.com
innovagest2000.com
uses flawed, inadequate detections scheme; same company as AlfaCleaner, Anti Virus Pro, Winhound Spyware Remover; same app as 1stAntiVirus, KillSpy, SpyContra, & XSRemover [A: 1-14-06 / U: 1-14-06]
Spy Defencespydefence.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase  [A: 10-5-06 / U: 10-5-06]
SpyDeleter spydeleter.com
209.50.251.182
aggressive advertising, hijacking (12); vendor prosecuted by FTC (123); same company as SpyWiper/MailWiper (1234); no trial version locatable [A: 6-26-04 / U: 10-10-04]
SpyDemolisherspydemolisher.com
spyware-cash.com
inadequate scan reporting; same app as Brave Sentry, DIARemover, MalwareAlarm, Mr.AntiSpy, PestCapture, PestTrap, PestWiper, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, SpyTrooper, SpywareNo, & Spyware-Stop [A: 6-14-05 / U: 6-14-05]
SpyDestroy Prospydestroy.com
platinumparter.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database;  same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwarePatrol, AdwareRemover, AdwareSafety, AdwareTools, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, PestProtector, SpyAdvanced, SpywareRemoval, SpywareRemover, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 3-25-05 / U: 3-25-05]
Spy Detector spydetector.netquestionable license terms; flawed, high pressure scan detection & results [A: 7-24-04 / U: 7-24-04]
SpyEliminator securetactics.com inadequate info about company & app, no privacy policy (1); no trial version locatable [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
SpyFalconspyfalcon.comdesktop hijacking, aggressive/deceptive advertising (1); uses inadequate scan/detection scheme; same app as AdwareDelete, AntiVirus Gold, MalwareWiped, SpyAxe, SpyLocked, Spyware Sheriff, SpywareStrike, TitanShield AntiSpyware, & VirusBlast [A: 2-14-06 / U: 2-14-06]
SpyFerret onlinepcfix.com
spyferret.com
Spybot S&D rip-off (12); also from this domain: Lop Uninstaller, Xupiter Uninstaller [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
SpyFighterspyfighter.comaggressive/deceptive advertising (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; advertises through adware (1[A: 11-7-04 / U: 12-14-05]
SpyFirewallspyfirewall.com
spybloc.com
spyblocs.com
deceptive adevrtising (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; poor scan reporting; same app as #1 Spyware Killer, Max Privacy Protector, SpyDoctor, Spyinator, SpyKiller 2005, SpyLax, SpySpotter, SpywareThis, & Spyware Protection Pro; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 2-1-04 / U: 2-1-05]
SpyHealspyheal.comuses inadequate scan/detection scheme; same app as SpyCrush, SpyDawn, SpywareQuake, VirusBurst, & VirusBursters; associated w/ SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, SpywareStrike [A: 7-8-06 / U: 7-8-06]
SpyiBlockspyiblock.com
spy-iblock.com
uses flawed, inadequate detection scheme; same app as AdwareBazooka, AdwarePunisher, HitSpy, RemedyAntiSpy, SpyCut, Spyware Disinfector, SystemStable, & The SpyGuard [A: 12-21-05 / U: 12-21-05]
SpyiKillerspyikiller.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate info about company & app (1); no privacy policy (1)  [A: 12-28-04 / U: 12-28-04]
Spyinatorspyinator.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; same app as #1 Spyware Killer, Max Privacy Protector, SpyDoctor, SpyFirewall, SpyKiller 2005, SpyLax, SpySpotter, SpywareThis, & Spyware Protection Pro; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 7-2-04 / U: 7-2-04]
Spy-Killspy-kill.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase (1); falsely reports updating ref database; same app as 2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker, AdDriller, ADS Adware Remover, AdwareSpy, AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removal, AdwareX Eliminator, Ad-Where 2005, ETD Security Scanner, Privacy Tools 2004, SpyBeware, & The Web Shield; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 10-12-04 / U: 10-12-04]
SpyKiller 2005spykiller.com
spykillerdownload.com
free-spyware-scan.com
killercash.com
safer-networking.com
swanksoft.com
vendor prosecuted by FTC (1); aggressive, deceptive advertising (123); false positives work as goad to purchase; same app as #1 Spyware Killer, Max Privacy Protector, SpyDoctor, SpyFirewall, Spyinator, SpyLax, SpySpotter, SpywareThis, & Spyware Protection Pro; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 6-26-04 / U: 2-14-05]
SpyKillerPro spykillerpro.combrowser hijacking, aggressive advertising (1); dead? [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
SpyLaxhealthycomputerclub.com
nospyware.info
false positives work as goad to purchase (1); poor scan reporting (1); successor to SpyDoctor (1); same app as #1 Spyware Killer, Max Privacy Protector, SpyDoctor; SpyFirewall, Spyinator, SpyKiller 2005, SpySpotter, SpywareThis, & Spyware Protection Pro -  Note:SpyLax's previous incarnation as SpyDoctor is not to be confused w/ Spyware Doctor, a completely different app by another company [A: 6-29-04 / U: 10-25-04]
SpyLocked spylocked.comaggressive, deceptive advertising; stealth installs (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate scan/detection scheme;same app as AdwareDelete, AntiSpyZone, AntiVirus Gold, MalwareWiped, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, Spyware Sheriff, SpywareStrike, TitanShield AntiSpyware, & VirusBlast [A: 4-11-07 / U: 4-11-07]
SpyMarshalspymarshal.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate scan reporting; same app as BraveSentry, DIARemover, MalwareAlarm, Mr.AntiSpy, PestCapture, PestTrap, PestWiper, SpyDemolisher, SpySheriff, SpyTrooper, SpywareNo, & Spyware-Stop [A: 12-26-06 / U: 12-26-06]
Spy Officerspyofficer.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; same app as Ad Armor, Fixer AntiSpy, & Spy Analyst [A: 1-9-07 / U: 1-9-07]
SpyOnThisspyonthis.net
hijack-this.net
false positives work as goad to purchase (12); exploits name HijackThis! (12[A: 5-7-06 / U: 5-7-06]
SpyPry logiguard.com
spypry.com
ridiculous false positives;  variant of known known family of app [A: 6-14-05 / U: 6-17-05]
Spy Reaperspyreaper.comridiculous false positives; uses inadequate detection scheme; same app as Froggie Scan, Privacy Crusader, SpyShield, SpyViper, Spyware IT, Spyware Scrapper, & The Spyware Shield [A: 2-14-06 / U: 2-14-06]
SpyRemoverrizalsoftware.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; uses out-of-date reference database w/ no update function; same app as SpyCleaner -- Note: not to be confused with SpyRemover from itcompany.com [A: 8-10-04 / U: 1-8-05]
SpySheriffspysheriff.com
spy-sheriff.com
spyware-cash.com
antispynow.com
fzyonline.com
anosurfer.com
aggressive advertising, reported stealth-installs (123); false positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate scan reporting; same appas Brave Sentry, DIARemover, MalwareAlarm, Mr.AntiSpy, PestCapture, PestTrap, PestWiper, SpyDemolisher, SpyMarshal, SpyTrooper, SpywareNo, & Spyware-Stop [A: 6-1-05 / U: 6-1-05]
SpyShieldspyshield.orgridiculous false positives; uses inadequate detection scheme; uses out of date ref database; same app as Froggie Scan, Privacy Crusader, Spy Reaper, SpyViper, Spyware IT, Spyware Scrapper, & The Spyware Shield [A: 2-24-06 / U: 2-24-06]
Spy-Shieldspy- shield.comaggressive/deceptive advertising, installs DirectRevenue/BestOffersNetwork (1); uses inadequate scan/detection scheme [A: 3-6-06 / U: 3-6-06]
Spy Sniperpimasoft.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase [A: 10-30-05 / U: 10-30-05]
Spy Sniper Prospysniper.netpromoted through spam (1); no trial version available [A: 8-21-05 / U: 8-21-05]
SpySoldierspysoldier.comaggressive, deceptive advertising (1);  same app as Spyware Knight [A: 12-28-06 / U: 12-28-06]
SpySpotter spyspotter.comaggressive/deceptive advertising, advertised via adware (1); same app as #1 Spyware Killer, Max Privacy Protector, SpyDoctor, SpyFirewall, Spyinator,  SpyKiller 2005, SpyLax, SpywareThis, & Spyware Protection Pro; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 8-9-04 / U: 4-22-07]
Spy Stalkerspystalker.comridiculous false positives work as goad to purchase [A: 10-19-05 / U: 10-19-05]
Spy Strikerspystriker.com
bulletproofsoft.com
front end for BPS Spyware & Adware Remover [A: 3-25-05 / U: 3-25-05]
SpyToasterspytoaster.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; flawed, inadequate detection scheme (1); inadequate information about company; no privacy policy (1); same app as Adware-Nuker, AGuardDog Adware/Spyware Remover, PC AdWare SpyWare Removal, SafeWebSurfer, SpywareHospital, Super Spyware Remover, The Spyware Detective, & WebSafe Spyware Secure [A: 5-6-05 / U: 5-6-05]
SpyTrooperspy-trooper.com
spytrooper.com
spyware-cash.com
aggressive/deceptive advertising, stealth installs (123); same app as Brave Sentry, DIARemover, MalwareAlarm, Mr.AntiSpy, PestCapture, PestTrap, PestWiper, SpyDemolisher, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, SpywareNo, Spyware-Stop [A: 9-10-05 / U: 9-10-05]
SpyVampirespyvampire.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase [A: 5-4-07 / U: 5-4-07]
SpyVest spyvest.compoor scan reporting; variant of NoSpyX, SpywareCleaner, Spyware Slayer, Spyware Stormer, Spyware Wizard, & X-Spyware (1); Ad-awareknockoff [A: 7-20-04 / U: 4-13-05]
SpyViperspyviper.com
spyxpress.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate detection scheme; uses outdated ref database; same app as Froggie Scan, Privacy Crusader, Spy Reaper, SpyShield, Spyware IT, Spyware Scrapper, & The Spyware Shield [A: 12-14-05 / U: 12-14-05]
Spyware & Adware Removalsynergeticsoft.comuses flawed, inadequate detection scheme [A: 2-14-06 / U: 2-14-06]
Spyware Annihilatorsolidlabs.comaggressive, deceptive advertising (12); false positives work as goad to purchase; no update function [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
SpywareAssassinspywareassassin.com
maxtheater.com
xp67.com
aggressive, deceptive advertising (12); vendor prosecuted by FTC (12); false positives work as goad to purchase; no EULA/Privacy Policy; uses out-of-date reference database; same app as Adware Hitman, Consumer Identity, Protect Your Identity, SpyBan, Spyware C.O.P., SpywareKilla, The Adware Hunter, & TheSpywareKiller [A: 7-4-04 / U: 3-11-05]
SpywareAvenger spywareavenger.com
idownload.com
no trial version locatable; company is known adware distributor (1); "strict no-refund policy"; advertises through adware (1); "negative option" coupled w/ outrageous pricing  [A: 9-22-04 / U: 12-28-04]
Spyware B1asterspyware-b1aster-software.comno trial version locatable online; inadequate info about company & app (1); exploits name SpywareBlaster (note: should not be confused with the JavaCool app of the same name) [A: 3-25-05 / U: 3-25-05]
Spyware Bomberspywarebomber.com
websoftsecure.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; vendor connected w/ known spyware/adware distributor (12); no trial version publicly available[A: 8-24-05 / U: 10-24-05]
SpywareBotspywarebot.comexploits name "Spybot Search & Destroy"; same app as AdwareAlert [A: 5-14-06 / U: 1-9-07]
SpywareCleaner checkforspyware.com/sc/
myspywarecleaner.com/sc/
spywarecleanerdownload2.com
spywarecleaneronline.biz
vendor prosecuted by Washington AG (12); aggressive, deceptive advertising (123456); exploits name "hijack this" (1); uses insecure ordering page (1); variant of NoSpyX, SpyVest, Spyware Slayer, Spyware Stormer, Spyware Wizard, & X-Spyware (1); Ad-awareknockoff - (Note: other domains associated w/ this app include: spw2a.com/sc/, spw2f.com/sc/, spw3e.com/sc/, spw4.com/sc/, spw8.com) [A: 6-26-04 / U: 2-12-06]
Spyware Cleanerspywarecure.netfalse positives work as goad to purchase [A: 11-17-05 / U: 11-17-05]
Spyware Cleaner & Pop-Up Blocker 
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inadequate info about app and company; no trial version locatable online (12) - (Note: distributed by GameMill publishing / Educational Initiatives Group; same company as for Spyware Suite 2005; alt. app names incl. AntiSpy & PopStopper; bundled w/ Net Cleaner & PC Accelerator; all apps branded "SpyMagic") [A: 7-7-04 / U: 7-7-04]
Spyware Copsspywarecops.com
bulletproofsoft.com
front end for BPS Spyware & Adware Remover [A: 3-5-05 / U: 3-5-05]
Spyware C.O.P.spyware-cop.comaggressive advertising (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; same app as Adware Hitman, Consumer Identity, Protect Your Identity, SpyBan, SpywareAssassin, SpywareKilla, The Adware Hunter, & TheSpywareKiller [A: 6-26-04 / U: 7-16-04]
SpywareCrusher spywarecrusher.comno update function [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
Spyware Defense spywaredefense.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; dubious corp. associations (1[A: 9-4-05 / U: 9-4-05]
Spyware Destroyer spyware-destroyer.cominadequate info about app, no trial version locatable; home page uses same "free scan" as NetSpyProtector; "free scan" prone to false positives (1[A: 10-10-04 / U: 10-10-04]
Spyware Disinfectorspywaredisinfector.comuses flawed, inadequate detection scheme; same app as AdwarePunisher, HitSpy, RemedyAntiSpy, SpyCut, SpyiBlock, SystemStable, & The SpyGuard [A: 3-10-06 / U: 3-10-06]
SpywareHospitalspywarehospital.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase (1); flawed, inadequate detection scheme (1); inadequate information about app & company; no privacy policy; same app as Adware-Nuker, AGuardDog Adware/Spyware Remover, PC AdWare SpyWare Removal, SafeWebSurfer, SpyToaster, Super Spyware Remover, The Spyware Detective, & WebSafe Spyware Secure [A: 11-7-05 / U: 11-7-05]
SpywareHound spywarehound.comadvertises with/through known parasite (1); inadequate information about application  [A: 10-24-04 / U: 10-24-04]
Spyware Immobilizerhalt-spyware.com
haltspyware.info
no trial version available for testing; inadequate info about company & app; no privacy policy; uses insecure order page [A: 4-7-05 / U: 4-7-05]
Spyware ITspywareit.comno trial version available for testing; same app as Froggie Scan, Privacy Crusader, Spy Reaper, SpyShield, SpyViper, Spyware Scrapper, & The Spyware Shield (1[A: 4-11-07 / U: 4-11-07]
SpywareKilla spywarekilla.comaggressive advertising (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; same app as Adware Hitman, Consumer Identity, Protect Your Identity, SpyBan, SpywareAssassin, Spyware C.O.P., The Adware Hunter, & TheSpywareKiller  [A: 6-26-04 / U: 7-16-04]
Spyware Knightspywareknight.comaggressive, deceptive advertising (1);  same app as SpySoldier [A: 12-28-06 / U: 12-28-06]
Spyware Medicrosecitysoftware.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase - Note: publisher asserts that this product has been discontinued  [A: 3-11-05 / U: 10-23-06]
SpywareNo!spywareno.com
spyware-cash.com
aggressive advertising, reported stealth-installs (123456); false positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate scan reporting;same app as Brave Sentry, DIARemover, MalwareAlarm, Mr.AntiSpy, PestCapture, PestTrap, PestWiper, SpyDemolisher, SpyTrooper, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, & Spyware-Stop [A: 5-21-05 / U: 6-1-05]
Spyware & Pop-Up Utility softwareoasis.ccinadequate, confusing info about app on home page; no trial version locatable [A: 7-9-04 / U: 7-9-04]
Spyware & Pest Removerspyware-pest-remover.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; falsely reports updating defs database; inadequate info about company & app (1[A: 1-13-05 / U: 1-13-05]
Spyware Protection Pro3bsoftware.comfalse 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]
Spyware Quakespywarequake.com
spywarequake.info
aggressive/deceptive advertising, stealth installs (12); uses inadequate scan/detection scheme; same app as SpyCrush, SpyDawn, SpyHeal, VirusBurst, & VirusBursters; associated w/ SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, SpywareStrike [A: 3-25-06 / U: 7-8-06]
SpwareRemovalspywareremoval.ws
platinumparter.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database;  same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwarePatrol, AdwareRemover, AdwareSafety, AdwareTools, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, PestProtector, SpyAdvanced, SpyDestroy Pro,  SpywareRemover, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 3-25-05 / U: 3-25-05]
Spyware Removal Wizard spywareremovalwizard.com
xtremeinnovations.net
false positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate scan results [A: 8-1-06 / U: 8-1-06]
Spyware Removertopics-ent.comno trial version locatable online; inadequate info about company & app (1[A: 12-20-04 / U: 12-20-04]
Spyware Removeradware.privacy-solution.comuses flawed, inadequate detection scheme; uses out-of-date ref database [A: 4-7-05 / U: 4-7-05]
Spyware Remover alwaysfreealways.comstub downloader downloads & installs a completely different product (WindowsClenaer) [A: 10-5-06 / U: 10-5-06]
SpywareRemoverhijack-this.com
msantispy.com
microsoftantispyware.net
microsoftantispy.com
free-spybot.com
spy-bot.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database; expolits name "spybot" (12); exploits name "Microsoft AntiSpyware" (123); exploits name "Hijack This" (1); same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwarePatrol, AdwareRemover, AdwareSafety, AdwareTools, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, PestProtector, SpyAdvanced, SpyDestroy Pro, SpywareRemoval, & SpywareXP; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 3-25-05 / U: 9-18-05]
SpywareRemover spy-ware-remover.comfront for BPS Spyware & Adware Remover (itself an Ad-aware rip-off); associated w/ SpyForce.com [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
Spyware Scrapperspywarescrapper.comuses inadequate detection scheme; uses outdated ref database; same app as Froggie Scan, Privacy Crusader, Spy Reaper, SpyShield, SpyViper, Spyware IT, & The Spyware Shield  [A: 5-7-06 / U: 5-7-06]
SpyWare Securespyware-secure.comscaremongering scan results summary [A: 5-4-07 / U: 5-4-07]
Spyware Sheriffspywaresheriff.com
antispylab.com
aggressive/deceptive advertising,  stealth installation (1); uses inadequate scan/detection scheme; same app as AdwareDelete, AntiVirus Gold, MalwareWiped, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, SpyLocked, SpywareStrike, TitanShield AntiSpyware, & VirusBlast [A: 5-7-06 / U: 5-7-06]
Spyware Slayer freepcscan.comaggressive advertising (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; questionable EULA/Privacy Policy (123); included in SurfSafe;variant of NoSpyX, SpyVest, SpywareCleaner, Spyware Stormer, Spyware Wizard, & X-Spyware (1); Ad-aware knockoff [A: 10-10-04 / U: 9-8-05]
Spyware Sledgehammerspywaresledgehammer.cominadequate info about app & company, no privacy policy (1); uses inadequate ref database & scan detection scheme [A: 2-3-06 / U: 2-3-06]
Spyware Soft Stopspywaresoftstop.com
spywaresoftstop-cash.com
app plants the very files it falsely detects as malware (1); aggressive, deceptive advertising (1); false positives work as goad to purchase[A: 4-17-06 / U: 4-17-06]
Spyware Stormer spywarestormer.comaggressive advertising (1234); drive-by-downloading (1); false positives work as goad to purchase (1); variant of NoSpyX, SpyVest, SpywareCleaner, Spyware Wizard, & Spyware Slayer (1); Ad-aware knockoff [A: 6-26-04 / U: 7-20-04]
SpywareStrikespywarestrike.comaggressive/deceptive advertising,  desktop hijacking (1); uses inadequate scan/detection scheme; same app as AdwareDelete, AntiVirus Gold, MalwareWiped, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, SpyLocked, Spyware Sheriff, TitanShield AntiSpyware, & VirusBlast   [A: 1-5-06 / U: 1-5-06]
Spyware-Stopspyware-stop.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate scan reporting; same app as Brave Sentry, DIARemover, MalwareAlarm, Mr.AntiSpy, PestCapture, PestTrap, PestWiper, SpyDemolisher, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, SpyTrooper, & SpywareNo [A: 1-16-06 / U: 1-16-06]
Spyware Suite 2005 
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inadequate info about app and company; no trial version locatable online (1) - (Note: distributed by GameMill publishing / Educational Initiatives Group; same company as for Spyware Cleaner & Pop-Ip Blocker) [A: 12-20-04 / U: 12-20-04]
SpywareTek / Spyware Removal Systemspywaretek.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate info about company & app (1); no privacy policy; inadequate ref database; requires installation of Microsoft .NET framework [A: 12-7-04 / U: 12-7-04]
SpywareThis spywarethis.com
achtungachtung.com
false positives work as goad to purchase; no update function; same app as #1 Spyware Killer, Max Privacy Protector, SpyDoctor, SpyFirewall, Spyinator, SpyKiller 2005, SpyLax, SpySpotter, & Spyware Protection Pro; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
Spyware Wizard spywarewizard.com
spywarewizard.net
aggressive, deceptive advertising, browser hijacking (12); variant of NoSpyX, SpyVest, SpywareCleaner, Spyware Slayer, Spyware Stormer, & X-Spyware (1[A: 3-12-05 / U: 12-6-05]
SpywareXPspywarexp.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database;  same app as AdwareDeluxe, AdwarePatrol, AdwareRemover, AdwareSafety, AdwareTools, AlertSpy, Doctor Adware, Doctor Adware Pro, PestBot, PestProtector, SpyAdvanced, SpyDestroy Pro, SpywareRemoval, & SpywareRemover; same company as MicroAntivirus [A: 3-18-06 / U: 3-18-06]
SpywareZapper spywarezapper.comfront for TZ Spyware Adware Remover (download link is for TZ Spyware Adware Remover, itself a BPS Spyware & Adware Removerclone[A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
SpyWiper mailwiper.comdeceptive advertising, browser hijacking, drive-by-downloading (123); vendor prosecuted by FTC (123); same company as SpyDeleter (1234); no trial version locatable [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
StopGuard stopguard.com
genericscanner.com
vantagesoftware.com
aggressive advertising, browser hijacking (123); dubious corp. associations (1); false positives used as goad to purchase; poor scan reporting; no EULA or privacy policy; inadequate info about company; no uninstaller  [A: 8-30-04 / U: 9-9-04]
StopItBlockIt 2005stopitblockit.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate info about company; no privacy policy [A: 3-11-05 / U: 3-11-05]
Super Spyware Remover shareware4web.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase (1); flawed, inadequate detection scheme (1); inadequate info about company & program, no end user privacy policy (1); same app as Adware-Nuker, AGuardDog Adware/Spyware Remover, PC AdWare SpyWare Removal, SafeWebSurfer, SpyToaster, SpywareHospital, The Spyware Detective, & WebSafe Spyware Secure [A: 10-20-04 / U: 3-27-05]
System Detective affiliatesuccess.net
jeanharris.com
spyware-removal.net
systemdetective.com
inadequate info about app, no end user privacy policy (1); no trial version locatable; parent company primarily an affiliate program (1[A: 6-27-04 / U: 6-27-04]
SystemStable systemstable.comaggressive, deceptive advertising; false positives work as goad to purchase; same app as  AdwareBazooka, AdwarePunisher, HitSpy, RemedyAntiSpy, SpyCut, SpyiBlock, Spyware Disinfector, & TheSpyGuard [A: 12-8-05 / U: 12-8-05]
TeoSoft Anti-Spyware teosoft.com
teosoft.biz
teocash.com
shootspyware.com
"free scan" severely crippled; company uses spam to promote products (1[A: 9-14-05 / U: 9-14-05]
Terminexorterminexor.comunauthorized Spybot Search & Destroy clone (12); no privacy policy or EULA [A: 12-23-04 / U: 12-23-04]
The Adware Huntertheadwarehunter.comdeceptive detection reports (1); prone to inexcusable false positives (1); uses out-of-date reference database (1); same app as Adware Hitman, Consumer Identity, Protect Your Identity, SpyBan, SpywareAssassin, Spyware C.O.P., SpywareKilla, & TheSpywareKiller [A: 8-7-04 / U: 8-7-04]
The SpyGuardthespyguard.com
the-spy-guard.com
adwarepunisher.com
aggressive, deceptive advertising (123); uses flawed, inadequate detection scheme; same app as  AdwareBazooka, AdwarePunisher, HitSpy, RemedyAntiSpy, SpyCut, SpyiBlock, Spyware Disinfector, & SystemStable [A: 12-5-05 / U: 12-21-05]
The Spyware Detectivethespywaredetective.com
fastlink2.com
false positives work as goad to purchase (1); flawed, inadequate detection scheme (1); same app as Adware-Nuker, AGuardDog Adware/Spyware Remover, PC AdWare SpyWare Removal, SafeWebSurfer, SpyToaster,SpywareHospital,  Super Spyware Remover, & WebSafe Spyware Secure [A: 12-21-04 / U: 3-27-05]
TheSpywareKillerthespywarekiller.com
inicom.dk
deceptive detection reports (1); false positives work as goad to purchase (1); uses out-of-date reference database (1); same app as Adware Hitman, Consumer Identity, Protect Your Identity, SpyBan, SpywareAssassin, Spyware C.O.P., SpywareKilla, & The Adware Hunter [A: 7-17-04 / U: 7-17-04]
The Spyware Shieldthespywareshield.comridiculous false positives; uses inadequate detection scheme; same app as Froggie Scan, Privacy Crusader, Spy Reaper, SpyShield, SpyViper, Spyware IT, & Spyware Scrapper [A: 2-14-06 / U: 2-14-06]
The Web Shieldpcspytool.comno trial version locatable; same app as AdDriller, 2004 Adware/Spyware Remover & Blocker, ADS Adware Remover, AdwareSpy, AdWare SpyWare Blocker & Removal, AdwareX Eliminator, Ad-Where 2005, ETD Security Scanner, Privacy Tools 2004, Spy-Kill, & SpyBeware; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 7-7-04 / U: 7-7-04]
Titan AntiSpywaretitanantispyware.comno trial version available; inadequate info about company & app [A: 10-30-05/ U: 10-30-05]
TitanShield AntiSpywaretitanshield.com
a
ntispywarebox.com
hotwinupdates.com
cashunlim.com
app plants the very files it falsely detects as malware (1); aggressive, deceptive advertising, stealth installations (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; same app as AdwareDelete, AntiVirus Gold, MalwareWiped, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, SpyLocked, Spyware Sheriff, SpywareStrike, & VirusBlast [A: 6-13-06 / U: 6-13-06]
TrueWatch truesuite.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; "free scan" uses out-of-date reference database w/ no update function [A: 7-27-04 / U: 7-27-04]
Trust Cleaner trustcleaner.comaggressive/deceptive advertising, stealth installs (1); false positives work as goad to purchase [A: 6-13-06 / U: 3-7-07]
TZ Spyware Adware Remover trackzapper.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; Ad-aware rip-off; BPS Spyware & Adware Remover clone [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
UControlwhenu.com
aluriasoftware.com
adware-supported (12) -- Note: this app. has been discontinued. Read this note about UControl [A: 12-4-04 / U: 3-2-06]
Ultimate Cleanerultimatecleaner.comadware-supported (12); prone to ridiculous false positives  [A: 12-28-04 / U: 12-28-04]
Ultimate Defenderudefender.comuses flawed, inadequate detections scheme; same app as 1stAntiVirus, KillSpy, SpyDeface, SpyContra, & XSRemover [A: 3-1-06 / U: 3-9-06]
Ultimate Spyware-Adware Removerpimasoft.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; same app as  #1 Spyware Killer, Max Privacy Protector, SpyDoctor, SpyFirewall, Spyinator, SpyKiller 2005, SpyLax, SpySpotter, SpywareThis, & Spyware Protection Pro; Ad-aware knockoff [A: 4-17-06 / U: 4-17-06]
UnSpyPCunspypc.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase (123); inadequate/flawed scan/detection scheme; same app as KillAndClean & Safe & Clean  [A: 9-5-05 / U: 4-12-06]
VBouncer/AdDestroyerspywarelabs.com
virtualbouncer.com
drive-by-downloads (12); resident scanner w/ little feedback/control; questionable license terms (12[A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
VirusBlastvirusblast.comaggressive, deceptive advertising, stealth installations (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; same app as AdwareDelete, AntiVirus Gold, MalwareWiped, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, SpyLocked, Spyware Sheriff, SpywareStrike, & TitanShield AntiSpyware [A: 8-1-06 / U: 8-1-06]
VirusBurstvirusburst.comaggressive, deceptive advertising (1), uses inadequate scan/detection scheme; same app as SpyCrush, SpyDawn, SpyHeal, SpywareQuake, & VirusBursters [A: 10-5-06 / U: 10-5-06]
VirusBurstersmyspyprotector.comvariant of VirusBurst (1);  uses inadequate scan/detection scheme; same app as SpyCrush, SpyDawn, SpyHeal, SpywareQuake, & VirusBurst [A: 11-12-06 / U: 11-12-06]
VirusGuard virusguard.comno trial version locatable  [A: 2-3-06 / U: 2-3-06]
VirusRescuevirusrescue.comaggressive, deceptive advertising, stealth installations (1[A: 8-21-06 / U: 8-21-06]
WareOut Spyware Removerwareout.comaggressive advertising (1); drive-by-downloads (12); false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database [A: 12-11-04 / U: 2-7-05]
WebSafe Spyware Securewebsafesecure.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase (1); flawed, inadequate detection scheme (1); no privacy policy; same app as Adware-Nuker,AGuardDog Adware/Spyware Remover, PC AdWare SpyWare Removal, SafeWebSurfer, SpyToaster, SpywareHospital, Super Spyware Remover, & The Spyware Detective [A: 3-27-04 / U: 3-27-05]
WinAntiSpy 2005winantispy.com
winsoftware.com
softwareprofit.com
no trial version available; same company as WinAntiSpyware 2006, WinAntiVirus 2006, & WinFixer [A: 1-9-06 / U: 1-9-06]
WinAntiSpyware 2006winantispyware.com
winsoftware.com
softwareprofit.com
aggressive, deceptive advertising (123); same company as  WinAntiSpy 2005, WinAntiVirus 2006, & WinFixer [A: 9-4-05 / U: 6-13-06]
WinAntiVirus 2006winantivirus.com
winsoftware.com
softwareprofit.com
aggressive advertising (1234); false positives work as goad to purchase; inappropriate collection of Personally Identifiable Information; same company as WinAntiSpy 2005, WinAntiSpyware 2006, & WinFixer [A: 5-21-05 / U: 6-13-06]
Winhound Spyware Removerwinhound.com
innovagest2000.com
stealth installs through exploits, system hijacking (123); scare-mongering used as goad to purchase; same company as AlfaCleaner, Anti Virus Pro, XSRemover [A: 11-29-05 / U: 1-14-06]
Winkeeper winkeeper.netuses flawed, inadequate detection scheme; exploits name "Spyware Doctor" (1[A: 6-9-05 / U: 6-9-05]
WinSOSwinsos.comfalse positives work as goad to registration [A: 11-14-05 / U: 11-14-05]
WorldAntiSpyworldantispy.comaggressive, deceptive advertising (12); desktop hijacks (1234[A: 8-21-05 / U: 9-10-05]
X-Con Spyware Destroyerx-conspywaredestroyer.com
x-con.freedomofidiom.ca
ridiculous false positives; poor, inadequate scan reporting [A: 4-2-06 / U: 4-2-06]
X-Spyware x-spyware.comfalse positives work as goad to purchase; uses flawed, inadequate detection scheme [A: 12-7-04 / U: 6-7-05]
Xmembytes AntiSpywarexmembytes.comuses stolen database; questionable license terms [A: 6-13-06 / U: 6-13-06]
Xspyware xspyware.netdubious license terms (12); variant of NoSpyX, SpyVest, Spyware Cleaner, Spyware Slayer, Spyware Stormer,  Spyware Wizard, & X-Spyware  (1); Ad-aware knockoff [A: 12-7-04 / U: 1-29-05]
XSRemoverxsremover.com
innovagest2000.com
uses flawed, inadequate detections scheme; same company as AlfaCleaner, Anti Virus Pro, & Winhound Spyware Remover; same app as 1stAntiVirus, KillSpy, SpyContra, SpyDeface, & Ultimate Defender [A: 11-30-05 / U: 1-14-06]
ZoneProtect AntiSpyware zoneprotect.comapp crashes after install; installs AdBlaster parasite; inadequate info about company & app, no privacy policy (1[A: 5-8-05 / U: 5-8-05]

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