Threat Description

Max Spyware Detector

Details

Category: Riskware
Type: Rogue Antispyware
Platform: W32

Summary


This category is for use with applications that do not fall within the other categories but are noteworthy for the user due to matching criteria listed in the TAC. The criteria however do not point in the direction of a specific detection category.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.



Technical Details


Also known as Spyware Detector. Anti-spyware software of dubious repute. Does not pose immediate risk to system but users are cautioned that this software is reported as using false positive detections to persuade the purchasing of full version.

Additional Information from Spyware Warrior:

  • Note on Spyware Detector: Spyware Detector was listed onthis page because of concerns with false positives. Testing with the latest version of Spyware Detector indicates that the problems with earlier versions have been satisfactorily resolved. Thus, we can no longer consider Spyware Detector to be "rogue/suspect" anti-spyware.

Please note that Spyware Warrior and F-Secure use different criteria in establishing the nature of an application.



Description Last Modified: Sean Sullivan, November 3, 2006

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