Date Added:May 21, 2004
Price:Free to try (15-day trial); $20.00 to buy
Downloads Last Week:9
Product ranking:#19 in Popup Blocker Software
what is there to like about spending hrs getting my computer to work after using cnet. NEVER WILL I USE CNET AGAIN and will tell everyone to stay away from this web site
I had a brand new out of box computer surprise it found problems,. tried to uninstall
It trashed my HD hrs spent had to format and install windows NEVER NEVER NEVER use cnet programs you will be srry peeps giving positive ratings must be cnet /maxspyware employees, dont buy ANY products from this website they are all acammers. FREE means free to download than good luck getting rid of it
Cleans out cookies and other internet browsing residues
IMMENSE number of "false positives." Software poorly written.
I don't have much good to say about this program. The program has A LOT of false positives and I suspect it doesn't catch anything that is really a hazard.
Here are some examples: I put in a commercial DVD. Spyware Detector tried to quarantine the autorun.inf file. I also have an inaccessible (read only) hard drive on my system. There are no software overrides to write to this drive. It attempted to quarantine stuff there. It also created files that it deletes. After having two critical OS and Firewall programs clobbered by this program and numerous system crashes, I ended up removing it from my computer.
As a programmer, I can only say my suspicion is the creators of this software are either ****-poor or engaged in a fraud scheme.
This program caused a popup to appear on about half the websites visited. The popup had to be clicked away (sometimes several times), whereupon a message appeared saying that I was not authorised to view the site. This message took up a screenful of space, meaning that I had then to scroll down to see the site's contents (which were actually visible).
The techie people from Spyware Detector took over my PC via LetMeIn for over a day (during which time I lost work), but were unable to solve the problem. They didn't get back to me any more (as they were obviously stumped) and I am now trying to get a refund - but no joy so far.
I tried this software and found I didn't like it. It took me hours to get my machine running correctly after using. They offer 30-day "no questions asked" money-back guarantee.
THEY DO NOT HONOR THIS!!!!!! I tried for over a month to get a refund and they just kept asking me what technical issues I had.
Adware spyware programs installed to easy to list a solid pro. Did catch 1 or 2 larger known spywares.
Had too much get by the system. Needs a hug database upgrade. Also let in floaters (pop-ups) and more complicated ads.
no pop ups were blocked
my computer was ruined
Never used Spyware Detector. I used it and could NEVER connect with the internet (dsl) afterwards. The only way I could resolve it was by formatting my hard drive and reinstalling everything.
BAD, BAD, PROGRAM.
This product is made by A1Tech, the same people that make AdsGone. I was dumb and didn't look at the screenshot before I downloaded the free trial, otherwise I would have seen that it's the same screen. It's about as ineffective as AdsGone, see my review there.
it didn't block ANYTHING, I was so frustrated...I got more pop-ups and it caused a problem with my Favorites file...just be careful....
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|Publisher web site||http://www.gamefools.com|
|Release Date||May 21, 2004|
|Date Added||May 21, 2004|
|Subcategory||Popup Blocker Software|
|Operating Systems||Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP|
|Additional Requirements||Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP|
|Downloads Last Week||9|
|License Model||Free to try|
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