Max Spyware Detector

Threat description

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CATEGORYRiskware
TYPERogue Antispyware

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

Depending on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the suspect file, or ask you for a desired action.

More scanning & removal options

More information on the scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

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

Contact Support

F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.

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 Created: 2006-01-01 00:00:00.0

Description Last Modified: 2006-01-01 00:00:00.0

Description Last Modified: Sean Sullivan, November 3, 2006

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