How threatening is 'Spyware'?

  madalex 13:47 06 Jul 2004

Is Spy Doctor essential?
I have recently installed a version of Spyware Doctor, which repeatedly identifies some Microsft products as malignant spyware, in particular DirectX Hotfix KB839643 and an MS program Alexa, and of course asks for dollars to solve the problem. Do I need to be concerned, or should I get rid of Spy Doctor?


  Belatucadrus 14:14 06 Jul 2004

Is Spy Docter essential ? No.

How threatening is spyware ? It depends, most is harmless some of it isn't.

Should I get rid of Spy Docter ? Yes, the best anti spyware progs are free

Anti Spyware :- Spywareblaster/guard click here
Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here

  expertec 14:15 06 Jul 2004

SpyDoctor is bad. See click here
Uninstall it. Get Ad-Aware and Spybot instead, they are the best anti spyware programs and they are free.

click here

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  xania 14:15 06 Jul 2004

Spyware is essential nowadays, but, in the same way that virus scanners fell foul of false positives, so will any spy-ware that isn't up to the mark. The last survey I saw reckoned that the best around was Spybot (click here), but also consider Lavasoft

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