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Thread: Redirected hosts detection of SpyCleaner

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    Spybot Advisor Team [Retired] md usa spybot fan's Avatar
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    Default Redirected hosts detection of SpyCleaner

    The following detections should probably be removed:

    Microsoft.Windows.RedirectedHosts: Redirected host (Redirected host, nothing done)
    Microsoft.Windows.RedirectedHosts: Redirected host (Redirected host, nothing done)
    SpyCleaner has been re-listed in "The Spyware Warrior List of Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites".

    Most recent re-listings: SpyCleaner (5-12-06)


    free version installs WhenU Save! adware program (1); same app as SpyRemover - please read this note about SpyCleaner [A: 6-26-04 / U: 5-12-06]
    Note on SpyCleaner: SpyCleaner was originally listed on this page because of concerns with false positives. In early March 2005, a new version of SpyCleaner was released, followed by new definitions. Testing with that new version indicated that the problems with earlier versions had been satisfactorily resolved. Thus, we decided to de-list SpyCleaner from the main list of "rogue/suspecy" anti-spyware on 31 Mar. 2005.

    In May 2006, however, it became known to us that SpyCleaner was bundling WhenU Save, an adware application, with the free version of its application. Given that such behavior is clear grounds for listing on the "rogue/suspect" anti-spyware list, we re-listed SpyCleaner on 12 May, 2006.

    [A: 6-26-04 / U: 5-12-06]

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    thanks for reporting,
    just deactivated the rules, changes will be effective with the next update, as usually sceduled for the end of the week
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