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Type: Miscellaneous Security
Also Known As: Spy Spotter
Created By: Oemtec, Ltd.
Danger Level: 6
Category Description: These are usually anti-spyware or security software applications that use various forms of deception and/or unethical means or show a history of negligent false positives to goad the end user to make a purchase.

In some cases these applications maybe downloaded with some form of unwanted software at which point the rogue application is offered to the customer as a way to remove the unwanted software.
Comment: Allegations of aggressive advertising (distribution via drive-by downloads) and false positives to goad purchase. Third parties document relationships with other "rogue" applications: #1 Spyware Killer, Max Privacy Protector, SpyDoctor, SpyFirewall, Spyinator, SpyKiller 2005, SpyLax, SpywareThis, & Spyware Protection Pro.

Site Advisor Advisory: "Feedback from credible users indicates this site engaged in one or more negative or undesired activities."

For additional information consult these references:

Reference: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
Reference: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/family_resemblances.htm
Reference: http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/spyspotter.com/summary/
Reference Prevx: http://virusinfo.prevx.com/pxparall.asp?PXC=b0d32688598

Reference Smart Computing: http://www.smartcomputing.com/QABoard/QAMain.aspx?search=fq&fqid=484364

Reference CastleCops: http://castlecops.com/startuplist-5901.html

Product is currently under review, however as of 05.08.2006 the site reports:

"Sorry for the inconvenience, SpySpotter is
not available for download at this time.

Please check back again soon."
Information URL: http://www.spyspotter.com

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