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Is Super Winspy 3.02 Safe?

January 31, 2006 at 21:18:09
Specs: Windows 98SE, 500 mgz 256 ram

I recently installed Super Winspy but Counterspy scans show it as a high risk spyware that should be removed. Is it safe to keep this program? Can it send information out to the internet? Thank you

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#1
January 31, 2006 at 21:59:29

Google is probaly the best way to find out.

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=Super+Winspy&btnG=Google+Search&meta=


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#2
February 1, 2006 at 02:15:54

Well, the fact remains that it *is* a spyware.
Depending on whose side you are, it is a dirty, spooky, spying software or a great utility item.

If the software does what it claims to, then it being classified as a high risk spyware is only just. It shows that the antispyware is working properly !


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#3
February 1, 2006 at 09:45:44

It would be a good idea to look at this well known site and draw your opinion then.

Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#trustworthy

I'm not ignorant, I just need more learning!


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#4
February 1, 2006 at 10:44:33

Thanks for advice. I decided to remove it. After all, as a utility what does it do? Its mainly designed to sell its Tracks Remover Program, which probably doesn't get to Windows hidden dat. file. Many programs clean the temp. dat file. Thanks again.

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#5
February 1, 2006 at 11:48:38

I received the following from acesoft.net "Counterspy thinks everything with a "spy" in the name is spyware. It's not true. Our Super Winspy just lets you find out what has been done on your computer, you installed it yourself, this is much different from spyware. If you have a firewall, you will find it doesn't have and internet connection"


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#6
February 1, 2006 at 15:33:37

Gave it a try (saving registry first). Seemed OK but was a damp squib as far as I was concerned.

It listed a few cookies that I deliberately save and also showed the letter "a" under Search History.

All the rest were blank. On my W98SE I just use .reg & .bat files of my own making, plus disabling autocomplete in IE and so forth.

Didn't notice anything odd but it wasn't on machine for long. I restored previous registry save afterwards to be on the safe side.

DerekW


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#7
February 1, 2006 at 20:17:05

I received the following from acesoft.net "Counterspy thinks everything with a "spy" in the name is spyware. It's not true. Our Super Winspy just lets you find out what has been done on your computer, you installed it yourself, this is much different from spyware.

hi,

Well, if the user himself has installed it to see what he has done, then its not spyware (but who would want to do that now?)

If its installed on a PC where no all users are aware of its existance, like for example your spouse, room-mate, shared comps, then it *does* amount to spyware.
The only difference being, the spyware we so often talk about that come from 'those sites' send out info to someone / something that is remote, while in this case its just that the person who gets the comp usage info is someone the user knows.
in anycase, info that is extracted without the user knowing amounts to spying and such warez / utilities can be called spyware.

Testing a A64 3000+, 1 GB


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