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    spybot s&d wipes a new program called error killer on my computer. why? thanks djake65

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    Guessing from our description, I would say it's a rogue, a fake application.
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    Right, it is a rogue Antispyware Tool! When the user starts to scan the computer the software shows some dangerous problems that are false positives and wants the user to buy a licence by frightening him that there is no other possibility to clean the system.
    Last edited by MisterW; 2007-12-18 at 14:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterW View Post
    Right, it is a rogue Antispyware Tool! When the user starts to scan the computer the software shows some dangerous problems that are false positives and wants the user to buy a licence by frightening him that there is no other possibility to clean the system.
    Guys....remember the old song lyrics...."when will they ever learn"?

    Allow NOTHING on your computer till you've thoroughly researched it and know for sure that it's a good program and safe to use. A simple Google search is a very good place to start.

    Almost without fail, any program that pops up and tells you there's something wrong with your computer and wants you to buy it to remove the problem.....is Spyware, Rogue, Trojan or just plain Virus.

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    the name 'error killer' doesn't make me think of legitimate software...

    the problem I have is that when I want to see what these rouge programs are like, I can't reach the page due to it being either in my hosts file or thanks to sypbot!
    maybe thats a good thing...
    -honda12

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    More dubious anti-spyware tools you will find here:
    http://spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

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