malware ??

I have downloaded the free trial versions of "Spyware Doctor" and "StopSign /eAcceleration" ...and something feels wrong about them. Does anyone know anything about them ??
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DVation191Commented:
Spyware Doctor has won many awards and has positive reviews. I think that is a solid product.

However eAcceleration has is adware. Your feelings are justified.
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Master-SAMCommented:
Hello My friend Basil-tech,
I've used spyware doctor and its not a very good anti spyware. It slows down ur pc performance because it allways scans on background. And it deleted one of windows file on my friends PC while he was scanning his pc. If you want to use anti spyware, y dont u use "Ad-Aware 6 Build 181 Professional"? It has Ad-Watch and can protect any spy that attacks to ur computer and not only scanning like the free version. Its newer version has been released 2 months ago and its name is Ad-Aware SE.
Ad-Aware is best.
Thank you,
bye.
Master-SAM
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cwkhangCommented:
yes stopsign is suspect anti-spyware product
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#ss_note

and spyware doctor is valid
http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/

dun confuse with spydoctor (not safe)
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

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cwkhangCommented:
you can see stopsign is one of the nominees for BadBoy at pest petrol

StopSign will add about 28 Mb of software to your machine.
http://www.pestpatrol.com/pestresearchcenter/stats/lists/whats_bad.asp

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Basil-techAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the responses.

They both ("Spyware Doctor" and "StopSign /eAcceleration")don't sound too desirable.

How does one go about doing a CLEAN and TOTAL un-install on them both ??...... "StopSign /eAcceleration" doesn't even show in Add/Remove.
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DVation191Commented:
There should be an entry called DownloadReciever in Add/Remove programs. Removing that should take care of eAcceleration
http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/DownloadReceiver.html

Spyware Doctor may or may not be useful, but it's not harmful. If you are unsatisfied with its performance, you can remove this software from Add/Remove programs as well
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cwkhangCommented:
spyware doctor can be uninstall from start>programs>spyware doctor>uninstall spyware doctor
as for the stopsign ==> http://www.newbie.org/help/messages/5453.html
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Basil-techAuthor Commented:
I don't have a "DownloadReciever" entry in my Add/Remove... only "eAcceleration Setup".
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Basil-techAuthor Commented:
to cwkhang:

The link refers to "E-anthology", however I can't find "E-anthology" anywhere.
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cwkhangCommented:
If you download and run
http://www.buttonware.net/pub/download/qa/AbsoluteUninstall.exe
everything should be removed - all it does it remove eAcceleration files and registry entries.

reference: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,10976443
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Master-SAMCommented:
hello my good friend,
have u checked the softwares directory in ur hard drive, where you have installed it? In its folder in ur for example C://Program Files.../... there is an icon that is it's uninstall file is there. if you double click it it will remove it. I had some problems like this with another software.
good luck,
bye
Master-SAM
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Basil-techAuthor Commented:
David Nason, eAcceleration's CTO suggested in an e-mail to me yesterday that:

 "Add/Remove the entry in your Control Panel called "eAcceleration Setup".  That does a complete uninstall."

What do you think ?
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cwkhangCommented:
my opinion is : it wil do a little wipe out 4 u 2 c, but somethin r still there
juz bcos spyware writers are smart.. hee hee

mayb try to clean it using this software?
http://www.giantcompany.com/antispyware/research/spyware/spyware-eAcceleration.Stop-Sign.aspx

GIANT AntiSpyware is one of the Trustworthy Anti-Spyware Products
at http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#trustworthy
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DVation191Commented:
Even an uninstaller can sometimes leave files and registry entries left on your computer. To really remove it all, you should run a spyway removing program like Ad-Aware. As of the new AdAware 6.181 reference file (01R315 06.06.2004), eAcceleration is now included in the definitions to remove it. (Source: Security Forums http://www.security-forums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9921&start=40 )

Get Ad-Aware here... http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
Make sure you update it before running a full system scan....
http://www.bu.edu/pcsc/virus/spyware/adaware/#updating
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