[pcductape] Re: SpyWareNuker

  • From: "Martha Bagwell" <mabagwell@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 19:41:44 -0600

MessageI think the best spyware remover is Ad-Aware. Sandi posted a link to it 
earlier, but if you missed it, here it is again.
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

Martha

Martha's Web
http://www.keyboardpower.com
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carl 
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2003 7:17 PM
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: SpyWareNuker


  Hi Martha,

  Thank you, thank you, thank you.   :-)   I had installed the "free" software 
and ran it once and it gave me suggestions to delete stuff I really use.   So 
before I deleted anything I thought I would ask.   I'm glad I did.  I have now 
uninstalled the spywarenuker.

  I am using Panicware Pop-up Stopper and I like it.

  Carl


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Martha Bagwell 
    To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2003 5:51 PM
    Subject: [pcductape] Re: SpyWareNuker


    There is some talk that SpyWareNuker itself is spyware.  I got this from a 
newsletter:
    'A tale has been making the rounds of various privacy-oriented message 
boards about a piece of spyware removal software which might be spyware itself. 
I'm talking about "Spyware Nuker", a product made by Lion's Pride Enterprises. 
Lion's Pride is the company responsible for a program called wnad. Wnad was 
distributed last year by rankyou.com as a hidden popup-spawning module inside a 
game called "Yo Mama Osama". Supposedly the money generated by the popup spam 
was to go to The Red Cross to help with the WTC/Pentagon victim's fund, but I 
am unaware of any money being disbursed to this fund by Lion's Pride 
Enterprises or rankyou.com. 

    One post that I read at computing.net by someone who tested this software 
reports that the main executable of the program is compressed in an obscure 
format, making the source code unreadable. The poster also provided a snippet 
from the End User License Agreement (EULA). 

    From the EULA: "You acknowledge that "Trek Blue" may, at their sole 
discretion and for any purpose, provide updates, automatic or otherwise, to the 
"Trek Blue" Program(s) including but not limited to the advertising or other 
value-added software and technology." 

    "By installing, downloading, copying, updating or otherwise using the "Trek 
Blue" Program(s), you specifically agree to include and/or accept the noted 
software and technology through which "Trek Blue", its subsidiaries, 
affiliates, partners, divisions, and clients provide value-added upgrades and 
applications to your computer." 

    Judging by the EULA alone, certainly it is adware. Is this so-called 
spyware cleaner also spyware? Further testing should find out one way or the 
other. '

    So I didn't take any chances with this & won't install it.



    Martha

    Martha's Web
    http://www.keyboardpower.com



      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Carl 
      To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2003 4:17 PM
      Subject: [pcductape] SpyWareNuker



      Has anyone tried SpyWareNuker?
      If so, any problems?
      Carl

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