Microsoft new spychecker

  steve263000 03:02 12 Jan 05
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Bill Gates has bought out a beta version of a spyware checker click here I downloaded it yesterday, and ran a check. This found spyware that adaware and spybot had missed. I think you need XP and I know that you have to have a full correct copy for it to work. But if anyone is interested, then so far it works for me.

  spider9 06:33 12 Jan 05

hello steve,
I also downloaded and ran the new spychecker from Mr Gates. It found one 'minor' file for removal.
Then I ran my Adaware and it came up with 3 'Critical' and 17 negligible!!
So I'm not sure what to make of it.

  steve263000 11:12 12 Jan 05

It just another tool in the box, and worth a go. Free anyway.

  spider9 11:40 12 Jan 05

Agreed!

  €dstowe 14:16 12 Jan 05

Free but for how long?

I've heard that it will be charged for when the full version is released.

  Sethhaniel 15:08 12 Jan 05

last bit of free spyware - found one all the rest had missed - AND guess what was in its cookie -
PCADVISOR -
Have exported from registry before deleting in case it's something innocent ;)

  Sethhaniel 08:26 13 Jan 05

did complete scan and found nothing - so that's great a clean system (or it doesn't work ;) )

only alarming thing -when it first ran it came up with the message that it would take about 29 minutes to run based on 'like programs' that have run on computer before - now how does microsoft know that - (it actually finished scan in 12 minutes)

  LANDCRUISER 14:06 13 Jan 05

i to have it running it found one spyware that adaware & spybot failed to find,someone on pcadvisor said it was a copy,a firm that microsoft had bought out,it seams to run quiet fast compared to these others

  JoeC 15:17 13 Jan 05

it seems to check if you have a legit version of Windows . . . .

click here

  rawprawn 15:37 13 Jan 05

It finds and deletes "Searchsquire" which is a false positive from Spybot. It is best to set it to ignore Searchsquire. Or each time you immunise with Spybot it will come back.

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