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    I was answering a question at Tom Coyote from someone asking about SpyFerret. I rembered that it was on the Rogue Antispyware page and was not a program to recommend. I didn't know it was using info taken from Spybot as indiated by this page. I did some tests with SpyFerret, but was suprised that Spybot didn't detect it. Ad Aware did flag it as bad.

    According to the page I linked to here about SpyFerret, it was added to Spybot's detections. I used version 1.4 with up to date definitions. Did it get removed from the detections?
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    Hi Nick.
    It is in the Ignore Products as "OnlinePcFix.SpyFerret"

    Not sure why it was not detected during your tests.
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    I checked the ignore list and it's not checked. I attached the ignore list from the Spybot I used. I scanned again and got a clean bill of health.
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    If you go to the following support page, place "OnlinePcFix.SpyFerret" in the Search string box and click Start Search, you'll get several hits.
    http://www.spybot.info/en/support/index.html

    A couple of these refer to a copyrighted file; "Wsock.dll, which is an exact copy of my file Tools.dll" as evidence.
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/news/2003-07-01.html
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/c...spyferret.html

    The newest info from 14 April 2005 indicates that the entire database had been stolen, but no updates to this are visible.
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/news/2005-04-14.html

    Could be the old detection was for Wsock.dll and this has either been changed or removed from the newer version?

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