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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Anti Spyware Trap

I just don't know how this anti spyware system guard clings onto my laptop. It just appeared one night while I was logging in and a message appears notifying me that my system guard needs updating. Unsuspecting I click yes and the systems runs the installation and then asked me whether I want to check my laptop for spywares. In the present day of spyware and viruses surely I want to know whether there is any on my computer. Viola!!!! it detected 67 infection in my registry item, 16 infected cookies item and 22 infected files and folders. Wa, so much infection already.

The program then asked me whether I want to remove all the unwanted items and definitely I answered yes. A message appears "This basic version cannot remove threats, Click yes to uprgade antispyware for only $14.99". So thats it. I did not upgrade the software but the problem does not start there. The program is still on my hard drive and every 10 minutes whenever I surf any new website, the annoying reminder appears. This program also starts whenever I start my computer. It has been residing in my system ever since making its visit.

Is this intrusion not considered as "crime". An anti spyware program planting spyware on my laptop and also on any unsuspecting users.

I have already uninstall the program from my laptop using the Windows Add or remove program facilities.

2 comments:

douchrti said...

Unfortunately this program could have been bundled in another piece of software you recently dnloaded.
I checked out their homepage and it does not look too professional.
You have to be really careful when you select the "I agree to" box. Thats why they make the disclaimer so long, they hide lil extra programs in there. They get money for the dnloads.

Ch1L said...

use CCLEANER to clean, http://www.ccleaner.com/update/?v=2.02.527&l=1033

very good sware

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