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Black Sheep in Spyware Business: BulletProof and TrekBlue

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by angelize56, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    From SpyBot news online. Not sure if someone posted this or not. I searched and found nothing! So here you go if you're interested. Take care. angel :)

    02/12/2003

    While many people in the anti-spyware sector are doing this mostly because they are dedicated to security and privacy, there are always a few black sheep trying to make quick money using the fear of many users.

    Two such black sheeps are <b>BulletProof Soft</b> with their Spyware and Adware Remover and <b>TrekBlue</b> with their SpywareNuker.

    <b>Both products are based on a hacked version of the Spybot-S&D database</b>. Evidence for this is very clear as Spybot-S&D contains quite some entries to determine such theft. These entries are wrong entries, some detecting things that do not really exist, some detecting minor threats under the wrong name, etc.. These tricks are absolutely harmless to the normal user of Spybot-S&D, but do clearly identify a stolen version of the Spybot-S&D database. Both products mentioned above detect exactly the same 'mistakes' the Spybot-S&D database contains.

    I am in contact with two attourneys to sue these two companies. <b>I recommend that you use neither of the two programs mentioned above</b>. Using them is a copyright infringement!!!
    (and in addition you won't get more than with Spybot-S&D, as they are based on older Spybot-S&D databases)

    <b>Another interesting thing: there is someone 'spamming' at download.com</b>: Spybot-S&D and AdAware have received thousands of negative feedbacks with the same text (CNet is removing them constantly), but the BPS Remover has gotten more than 10.000 positive feedbacks from the same name and the same text.
     
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    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    Thanks Tony! :) Take care! angel
     
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    Good info, but lousey color scheme! :(
     
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    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    As always thanks for your positivity Rockn! :D And I see flrman posted that only 5 days ago. Gee I need to read security more I guess. Well I see that some others missed it too at least. :) Take care. angel
     
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