Say No to SpywareNo !!

Monday 30 May 2005 @ 12:45 am

We often talk about protecting our PC from spyware by using spyware remover or anti-spyware application, but now we have more to worry as security experts has found spyware in a spyware-removal tool – SpywareNo. It is actually being used to persuade unsuspecting Internet users to download spyware programs and Trojans.

SpywareNo, is installed on Internet users’ computers without warning, can be difficult to remove and may be accompanied by malicious programs that hijack victims’ Web browsers, according to interviews with spyware experts.

The company behind SpywareNo claims that it is the victim of unscrupulous online advertisers who bundle the product with noxious wares.

“We use affiliated advertisers to [market SpywareNo]. It is a shame that some of our advertisers do not respect the law, but unfortunately we are unable to check them all at the initial stage,” wrote a person claiming to be Jessica Simmons, SpywareNo’s public relations manager

But at least one spyware expert says the new application is just the latest example of so-called “rogue anti-spyware” programs that exploit user naiveté and frustration with spyware. Furthermore, this piece of “anti-spyware” is nasty !!

“The program installed by stealth. … The icon just appeared in my task tray and asked me to run it to make sure I was protected. I did not do so and just shut the program down,”

My advice is to stick with AdAware and Spybot S&D, two most trustable spyware removal tools on the net.


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