View Full Version : AdwareSpy

2006-03-12, 01:31
AdwareSpy is known as a rogue anti-spyware (1) (http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm)(2) (http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=45615).
AdwareSpy is also known 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.
When you scan your system with that tool, among the false positive detections, it detects a Spybot SD as a spyware. It suggests of course to "fix" that "problem".
It finds a registry entry using a link to that url: http://spybot.eon.net.au/en/index.html.
(actually, that link does not exist in the registry).
I visited that page, and it is exactly the same page as the one from http://www.safer-networking.org but I was wondering if s.o. know if it's only a DNS redirector or a fake site. Otherwise what would be the way to verify that?

2006-03-14, 09:07
Hello John,

http://spybot.eon.net.au/en/index.html is not a fake site. It is a mirror for safer-networking.org. We will check AdwareSpy and if needed we will add it to our detection.

2006-08-23, 06:45
I wanted to ask something too about this? if i may to someone out there/ why are all these people doing 2 spywares is this normal? I hope i dont get introuble of adding here.