Friday, 7 August 2009

Corrupt Anti-Spyware

"Beware Don't Install any of this Anti virus Listed Below"

Corrupt AntiSpyware category contains the list of corrupt, rogue, fake, illegal, even harmful anti-spyware tools that cannot correctly detect and remove spyware or other parasites and therefore are totally ineffective and should NOT be purchased and used. Listed programs have been carefully tested by the 2-spyware.com research center and did not pass most of our tests. These so-called spyware removers are driven by SPAM or deceptive advertising, are illegitimate clones of each other, use incorrect pest detection techniques, produce false positives finding malicious programs even in completely clean systems or do not work properly at all. Neither of corrupt anti-spyware tools can effectively fight against parasites, as most of them are made only to trick users in order to make money from them.

Each spyware remover in the category comes with a review describing its negative sides and the reason why it was added to the corrupt anti-spyware list. Published reviews also include program screenshots, highlighting its questionable behavior, produced false positives, made detection and removal mistakes, etc. We rate tested programs by giving them marks from 1 to 100. The lower mark a spyware remover gets the less effective it is. Please carefully read each review, pay attention to the rating mark a program got and read comments published by other visitors. This will help you to make a wise choice and learn more about your currently used anti-spyware program.

In the list of questionable tools we add potentially corrupt anti-spyware programs that were not tested by the 2-spyware.com research center due several reasons. Most of listed products are discontinued, others do not have any free, demonstration or trial versions. Nevertheless, all the entries definitely are rogue, ineffective and even harmful. Reviews are based on information provided by reliable sources such as SpywareWarrior, Sunbelt Software, Eric L. Howes, Patrick M. Kolla and others.

If you need a legitimate and effective spyware remover, please visit the anti-spyware category, which contains the list of all known legitimate anti-spyware programs able to effectively detect and remove spyware or other parasites. Drop us a note if you have found the program which deserves to be listed in the list of corrupt anti-spyware tools.

Corrupt anti-spyware tools

Total corrupt anti-spyware products in our DB: 247

Most infamous

PSGuard - agressive/deceptive ads
RazeSpyware - agressive/deceptive ads
Spy Control - SPAM driven; parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; missing terms or privacy policy
Spy Sheriff - parasite itself; false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpyAxe - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads
SpyKiller 2005 - false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; knockoff / clone
Spyware Strike - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpywareAssasin - false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; out of date database; knockoff / clone; missing terms or privacy policy
SpywareBomber - false positives; questionable tool
SpywareNo - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
WinAntiSpyware 2005 - false positives; agressive/deceptive ads
WinHound - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads
WorldAntiSpy - agressive/deceptive ads

Remaining by Alphabet

1
1 2 3 Spyware Free - false positives; poor performance
1 Click Spy Clean - knockoff / clone
1 Spyware killer - false positives; poor performance
1st Anti Virus - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
2
2-AntiSpyware - false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance
A
Ad Armor - false positives; poor performance; out of date database; knockoff / clone
Ad Purge Spyware Remover - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Ad Where 2005 - false positives; knockoff / clone
Ad-Eliminator - SPAM driven; false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; knockoff / clone
AdDriller - false positives; out of date database; knockoff / clone
ADS Adware Remover - false positives; knockoff / clone
Ads Alert - false positives; out of date database
Advanced Spyware Remover - false positives; poor performance
Adware Agent - poor performance; missing terms or privacy policy
ADWare Bazooka - poor performance; knockoff / clone
Adware Filter - false positives
Adware Finder - false positives; poor performance; out of date database
Adware Hitman - knockoff / clone
Adware Nuker - false positives; knockoff / clone; missing terms or privacy policy
Adware Punisher - poor performance; knockoff / clone
Adware Remover - false positives; knockoff / clone
Adware Remover adwareprotectionsite.com - false positives; poor performance
Adware Remover Gold - knockoff / clone
Adware Spyware Remover - false positives
AdWareALERT - false positives; missing terms or privacy policy
AdwareDelete - poor performance
AdwarePatrol - false positives; missing terms or privacy policy
AdwarePro - knockoff / clone
AdwareSpy - false positives; knockoff / clone
AdwareX Eliminator - false positives; knockoff / clone
Agent Spyware - false positives; out of date database
AGuardDog Suite - false positives
Alert Spy - SPAM driven; false positives; poor performance; missing terms or privacy policy
AlfaCleaner - agressive/deceptive ads
Anti Adware Pro - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Anti Spyware Blocker - false positives
Anti Virus and Spyware - false positives
AntiSpyAdvanced - false positives; knockoff / clone
AntiSpyware Soldier - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
AntiSpyZone - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
AntiVermeans - parasite itself; poor performance; knockoff / clone
AntiVermins - parasite itself; poor performance; knockoff / clone
AntiVerminser - parasite itself; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Antivirus Gold - parasite itself; poor performance; knockoff / clone
ArmorWall - poor performance; out of date database
B
BotSquash - false positives
BPS Spyware and Adware Remove - false positives
Brave Sentry - parasite itself; false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; knockoff / clone
Break Spyware - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
C
CoffeeCup Spyware Remover - poor performance; out of date database; knockoff / clone
ContraVirus - poor performance; out of date database; knockoff / clone
Copperhead AntiSpyware - false positives; poor performance
CyberDefender AntiSpyware 2006 - false positives
D
Doctor Adware - false positives; knockoff / clone
Dr Antispy - parasite itself; false positives; agressive/deceptive ads
E
Easy Erase Spyware Remover - false positives; out of date database; knockoff / clone
Easy SpyRemover - false positives
Easy Spyware Killer - poor performance; out of date database; knockoff / clone; missing terms or privacy policy
ETD Security Scanner - false positives; knockoff / clone
Expert Antivirus - parasite itself; false positives
F
Fixer AntiSpy - false positives; poor performance; out of date database; knockoff / clone
Flobo Free Anti Spyware Clean - poor performance
Froggie Scan - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
H
Hit Virus - poor performance; knockoff / clone
I
IC Spyware Scanner - false positives
iSpyKiller - knockoff / clone
J
JC Spyware Remover and Adware Killer - poor performance; out of date database; knockoff / clone; missing terms or privacy policy
K
Kill and Clean - parasite itself; false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
KillSpy.net - false positives; poor performance
M
Malware Stopper - false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; knockoff / clone
MalwareWipe - poor performance
MalwareWiped - poor performance
MalWhere - parasite itself; poor performance
Max Privacy Protector - false positives; knockoff / clone
Max Secure Spyware Detector - false positives
MyNetProtector Anti Spyware - false positives; poor performance
MySpyFreePC - false positives
MySpyProtector - parasite itself; false positives; poor performance
N
Neospace Internet Security - false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Npust Anti Spyware - poor performance
O
Oceanside Adware Spyware Remover - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
P
Pal Spyware remover - false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance
PC AdWare SpyWare Removal - false positives; knockoff / clone; missing terms or privacy policy
PC Health Plan - false positives
Perfect Cleaner - poor performance; knockoff / clone
Pest Capture - false positives; knockoff / clone
Pest Trap - false positives; knockoff / clone
PestBot - false positives; knockoff / clone
Privacy Crusader - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Privacy Defender - false positives; knockoff / clone
Privacy Solution Spyware Remover - false positives; poor performance; out of date database
Protect Your Identity - false positives; out of date database; knockoff / clone
R
RegFreeze - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance
Remedy Antispy - poor performance; knockoff / clone
S
SafeWebSurfer - false positives; out of date database; knockoff / clone
SamuraiSpy - false positives; knockoff / clone
Scan and Repair Utilities 2006 - false positives
ScanAndClean - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Scumware Remover - parasite itself; missing terms or privacy policy
SecureMYpc Spyware Defense and Removal - false positives
Security iGuard - agressive/deceptive ads
SlimShield - false positives; knockoff / clone
Spy Ad Exterminator Pro - false positives
Spy Analyst - false positives; poor performance; out of date database; knockoff / clone
Spy Block - false positives
Spy Crusher - false positives; knockoff / clone
Spy Defence - false positives; knockoff / clone
Spy Detector - false positives
Spy Falcon - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Spy iBlock - poor performance; knockoff / clone
Spy Kill - false positives; knockoff / clone
Spy Officer - false positives; poor performance; out of date database; knockoff / clone
Spy Out - false positives; knockoff / clone
Spy Reaper Pro - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Spy Shield - poor performance
Spy Sniper - false positives; poor performance
Spy Sniper Pro - SPAM driven; missing terms or privacy policy
Spy Stalker - false positives
SpyAway - poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpyBlocs - false positives
SpyBouncer - agressive/deceptive ads
SpyContra - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpyCrush - parasite itself; poor performance; out of date database; knockoff / clone
SpyCut - poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpyDawn - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpyDeface - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpyDemolisher - poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpyDestroy Pro - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpyFerret - false positives; knockoff / clone
SpyFighter - poor performance
SpyFirewall - false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; knockoff / clone
SpyGuardian Pro - false positives; missing terms or privacy policy
SpyHeal - poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpyiKiller - poor performance; missing terms or privacy policy
Spyinator - false positives; knockoff / clone
SpyLax - false positives; knockoff / clone
SpyLocked - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpyMarshal - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpyOnThis - false positives
SpyPry - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpyShield - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpySoldier - agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpySpotter - false positives
SpyToaster - false positives; knockoff / clone; missing terms or privacy policy
SpyVest - false positives; knockoff / clone
SpyViper - false positives; out of date database
Spyware and Adware Removal - poor performance
Spyware and Pest Remover - false positives
Spyware Annihilator - false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; out of date database
Spyware C.O.P. - knockoff / clone
Spyware Cleaner - false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; knockoff / clone
Spyware Cleaner Prevention and Cure - false positives; poor performance
Spyware Crusher - out of date database
Spyware Defense - false positives; poor performance
Spyware IT - knockoff / clone
Spyware Knight - agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Spyware Locked - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Spyware Medic - false positives
Spyware Protection Pro - false positives; knockoff / clone
Spyware Quake - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Spyware Removal - false positives; knockoff / clone
Spyware Removal Wizard - poor performance; out of date database
Spyware Scrapper - poor performance; knockoff / clone
Spyware Secure - poor performance; out of date database
Spyware Sheriff - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Spyware Slayer - knockoff / clone
Spyware Snooper - false positives; out of date database
Spyware Soft Stop - agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance
Spyware Stop - false positives; knockoff / clone
Spyware Stormer - agressive/deceptive ads; knockoff / clone
Spyware Tek - false positives; missing terms or privacy policy
Spyware This - knockoff / clone
Spyware Wizard - knockoff / clone
SpywareDisinfector - poor performance; knockoff / clone
SpywareHospital - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone; missing terms or privacy policy
SpywareHound - false positives; agressive/deceptive ads
SpywareKilla - agressive/deceptive ads; knockoff / clone
SpywareXP - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
StopItBlockiIt - false positives; missing terms or privacy policy
Super Spyware Remover - false positives; knockoff / clone; missing terms or privacy policy
System Live Protect - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance
SystemStable - poor performance; knockoff / clone
T
TeoSoft Anti Spyware - SPAM driven
The Spy Guard - agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
The Spyware Detective - false positives
The Ultimate Spyware Adware Remover - false positives; knockoff / clone
TheSpywareKiller - false positives; out of date database; knockoff / clone
theSpywareShield - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Titan Shield - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
TrueWatch - false positives; out of date database
Trust Cleaner - parasite itself; false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance
TZ Spyware Adware Remover - false positives; knockoff / clone
U
Ultimate Cleaner - false positives
Ultimate Defender - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
UnSpyPC - false positives; poor performance
V
Virtual Bouncer - agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance
VirusBlast - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
VirusBurst - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
VirusBursters - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance; knockoff / clone
VirusRescue - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; poor performance
W
WareOut Spyware Remover - false positives
WebSafe Spyware Secure - false positives; knockoff / clone
X
X Con Spyware Destroyer - false positives; poor performance
X-Spyware - out of date database; knockoff / clone
xSpyware - out of date database; knockoff / clone
XSRemover.com - false positives; poor performance; knockoff / clone
Z
ZoneProtect AntiSpyware - parasite itself; poor performance; missing terms or privacy policy

Questionable tools

AdProtector - parasite itself; questionable tool
Consumer Identity - false positives; out of date database; knockoff / clone; questionable tool
Defenza - poor performance; questionable tool
Intelligent Spyware Cleaner - false positives; poor performance; questionable tool
Internet AntiSpy - agressive/deceptive ads; questionable tool
KillAllSpyware - agressive/deceptive ads; missing terms or privacy policy; questionable tool
Malware Alarm - false positives; knockoff / clone; questionable tool
Mr Antispy - false positives; knockoff / clone; questionable tool
Privacy Tools 2004 - false positives; knockoff / clone; questionable tool
SmartSecurity - agressive/deceptive ads; questionable tool
Spy Annihilator - false positives; out of date database; missing terms or privacy policy; questionable tool
SpyAssault - parasite itself; false positives; questionable tool
SpyBan - parasite itself; false positives; knockoff / clone; questionable tool
SpyBeware - false positives; knockoff / clone; questionable tool
SpyBlast - parasite itself; agressive/deceptive ads; questionable tool
SpyBurn - false positives; knockoff / clone; questionable tool
SpyClean - false positives; questionable tool
SpyDeleter - agressive/deceptive ads; questionable tool
SpyKillerPro - agressive/deceptive ads; questionable tool
SpywareBot - knockoff / clone; questionable tool
SpyWiper - agressive/deceptive ads; questionable tool
StopGuard - false positives; agressive/deceptive ads; missing terms or privacy policy; questionable tool
Terminexor - knockoff / clone; questionable tool
The Adware Hunter - false positives; out of date database; knockoff / clone; questionable tool
The Web Shield - knockoff / clone; questionable tool
Top10Reviews SpyScan - false positives; questionable tool
WinAntiVirus Best - false positives; knockoff / clone; questionable tool
Ping your blog