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    Default NoAdware detection

    NoAdware: Uninstall settings (Registry key, nothing done)
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\NoAdware_is1

    I'm aware that NoAdware is a piece of _____ but I know of no threat involved with it. The only reason for it on board this box is for review.

    So is this detection a F/P? If not, why detect only this key and no files or other keys?

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    Cool

    NoAdware is useless and maybe harmful. After installing it temprorily, it detected non-existent threats and although I am not sure, may have even installed/falsified its results. After running checks with every well-know and trusted anti-spyware tool out there, I was satisfied that it is best left uninstalled and off my computer.

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    Still in the new sigs...can anyone give me the heads up?

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    Hi mikey, I will bring this to teams attention. May not be until monday.
    Have a good weekend.

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    Thank you much, Tashi.

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    That detection is from 2002, and targets a version of NoAdware that was sneaking into the system without asking the user. I guess from that point, it would be better to call it a hijacker and not malware?
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    i have tested noadware and it picked up java.exe as a worm.It detects harmless files as malware.
    i hate spyware

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    I know this post is old, but hopefully someone will still see this. My PC has started to show signs of Spyware.

    I read this review about No Adware here:
    Edit: removed

    ...and although it sounds really positive, i'm not convinced.

    What do you recommend as the best software for removing Spyware apart from Spybot...

    Thanks,
    Mark

    Edit: http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/re...eanergeeks.com
    Last edited by tashi; 2009-04-30 at 17:24. Reason: Removed link, added link

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    Hello,
    Quote Originally Posted by markcameron View Post
    I know this post is old, but hopefully someone will still see this. My PC has started to show signs of Spyware.
    Indeed, this thread is from 2005.
    What do you recommend as the best software for removing Spyware apart from Spybot...
    This is the support forum for our program. Please open Spybot Search & Destroy > Help > About and let us know the version and date of last definitions.

    Also your operating system and why you believe your computer is infected, did a Spybot-S&D scan flag any items?

    Best regards.
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