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    I'll see if spywarrarrior can take another look at it however if they re using FP's and scare tactics as a goad to purchase it would be listable

    Ban the Spammers
    or not spam
    but any affiliation is not disclosed

    perhaps it is spybot that should reconsider

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    gpolkga:

    There is a detection named "SpywareDetector" in the Malware.sbi file. I don't know exactly what the "SpywareDetector" detection(s) are checking for or if the detections are intended to actually detect the "Max Secure Spyware Detector" product that you posted about.

    I would like to suggest that you repost in the False Positives forum so that it is more likely that your query will receive the attention of a "Team Spybot" member. Please follow the posting instructions for that forum:
    Last edited by md usa spybot fan; 2008-07-23 at 21:00.

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    Cool SpyWare Detector as Malware?

    I cannot understand why Spybot continues to detect Max Software's Spyware Detector as malware (I only became aware of this today subsequent to uploading latest version of Spybot - I had previously been using an earlier version which nicely complimented the Spyware Detector, and Adaware products. Fortunately, I caught it in the list and was able to omit it from entries to be deleted, thereby avoiding the hassle of communicating with the Max folks to reinstall and re-registeri my Detector product. I've subsequently modified settings in Spybot Mode options to ignore the product from further scans.
    The Detector product is highly regarded in the industry, it's data base is maintained vigorously with frequent updates to new threats, and has gained an increasingly large installation base of paid, loyal users over the last few years. Instead of persisting in what appears to be a pissing contest between your two excellent products, I believe it would be in the best interest of user security for the products to play well together once again.
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    again we find affiliates
    those who profit somehow from a rogue product pimping and spaming this forum

    any google search will find many horror stories

    here's a reasonably unbiased review friom March of this year
    http://www.2-spyware.com/review-max-...-detector.html

    Max Secure Spyware Detector review
    Max Secure Spyware Detector uses false positives. The application was tested on clean uninfected computer. Both full and quick system scans were performed. The program found 4 critical objects related to 3 worms. Analysis showed that registry entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Zone Labs Client associated with Chod mass-mailing worm actually is related with fully legitimate ZoneAlarm Pro firewall. Directories C:\Program Files\mIRC, C:\Program Files\eMule and C:\Program Files\eMule\Incoming belong to mIRC chat client and harmless file sharing program eMule. These applications have nothing in common with Serflog worm. See a screenshot below.

    Full system scan approximately takes one minute. The program doesn't thoroughly check the content of each file.

    Free version allows to remove parasites only once. After later scans it will refuse to eliminate malware and will ask to register and purchase the full product.

    There is a strange mistake in Max Secure Spyware Detector interface. Instead of "Spyware" developers decided to use the word "Worms". Does this mean that Max Secure Spyware Detector finds only worms?

    The official domain is spywaredetector.net.

    We DO NOT recommend purchasing or using this program.

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    False positives as an inducement is grounds for listing
    bundling with adware/ malware/ spyware by affiliates is grounds for listing

    here is the laugh of the day
    recommending spy Hunter for removing
    http://www.411-spyware.com/remove-spywaredetector

    and

    will the real Spyware Detector please stand up
    http://www.411-spyware.com/remove/rogue-anti-spyware

    https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports...Off0244136.htm
    Last edited by wyrmrider; 2008-09-16 at 02:55.

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    Hello dvmorriso,

    Please note md usa spybot fan's suggestion to another member.
    Quote Originally Posted by md usa spybot fan View Post

    I would like to suggest that you repost in the False Positives forum so that it is more likely that your query will receive the attention of a "Team Spybot" member. Please follow the posting instructions for that forum:
    Quote Originally Posted by wyrmrider View Post
    again we find affiliates
    those who profit somehow from a rogue product pimping and spaming this forum
    You do not know that wyrmrider, at this time a member is merely asking questions.

    If users wish to query a detection please post in the false positive forum.

    If the topic is left unanswered Team will see it more readily.

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