Does Ad-Aware Pick Up Keyloggers?

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Jack Barrett, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. Jack Barrett

    Jack Barrett Guest

    I am trying to decide if I want to use Spybot or Ad Aware for my kids pc.
    I know that Spybot picks up keyloggers.

    Does Ad-Aware SE pick up keyloggers?

    Many thanks,

    jack
     
    Jack Barrett, Mar 18, 2006
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  2. Jack Barrett

    Jim Higgins Guest

    See "Spyware & Harmful Technologies" at their site http://www.lavasoft.de/ .
     
    Jim Higgins, Mar 18, 2006
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  3. Jack Barrett

    pcbutts1 Guest

    Yes.

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    pcbutts1, Mar 18, 2006
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  4. From: "Jack Barrett" <>

    | Does Ad-Aware SE pick up keyloggers?
    | Many thanks,


    Keyloggers are Trojans that anti virus software do best at detecting and
    removing.
    Entering "keylogger" into Mcafee's library search funtion yields some 301 named
    items. Many are "generic" detections.

    http://search.mcafee.com/search?q=keylogger&submit1=Search&site=Virus&output=xml_no_dtd&proxystylesheet=default_frontend&client=default_frontend&getfields=description&filter=0
     
    David H. Lipman, Mar 18, 2006
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  5. Jack Barrett

    Ze Muffinman Guest

    You honestly should use both. This is what I use:
    SUPERAntiSpyware
    (http://www.superantispyware.com/downloads/SUPERAntiSpyware.exe)
    Ad-aware
    (http://esd.element5.com/affiliate.html?http://esd.element5.com/affiliate.html?publisherid=14524&affiliateid=71706&target=http://files1.majorgeeks.com/files/f1e5284674fd1e360873c29337ebe2d7/spyware/aawsepersonal.exe)
    Spybot
    (http://fileforum.betanews.com/sendfile/1043809773/1/spybotsd14.exe)
    Windows Defender
    (see microsoft website)
    Advanced Spyware Remover
    (http://www.regnow.com/softsell/visitor.cgi?affiliate=1045&action=site&vendor=13493&ref=http://www.qwerks.com/download/8575/ASRLSetup.exe)
     
    Ze Muffinman, Mar 18, 2006
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  6. Please do not download software from unknown locations, especially from
    someone's "affiliate" site, where money may be made. This software is
    free.

    Don't know what this software is, but the qwerks.com mentioned doesn't
    have it in its list, and the site seems to want to charge for
    everything.
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Mar 18, 2006
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  7. Jack Barrett

    Ze Muffinman Guest

    ALL of these file came from know sites like MajorGeeks, Regnow, and
    FileForum.
     
    Ze Muffinman, Mar 18, 2006
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  8. Jack Barrett

    Ze Muffinman Guest

    //where money may be made. This software is
    free. //

    I DONT MAKE ANY FREAKIN MONEY!!!!!!!
    You said in every post in my other topic,the Security Suite one. STOP
    WITH THE MONEY!
     
    Ze Muffinman, Mar 18, 2006
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  9. Jack Barrett

    Tim Smith Guest

    Why "especially" from affiliate sites? The software is still free when
    downloaded from an affiliate site.
     
    Tim Smith, Mar 19, 2006
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  10. Please name a reason someone would set up an affiliate site. Every one I
    have ever seen was selling something, or either making money via
    clickthrough schemes.
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Mar 19, 2006
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  11. Then you are being scammed by your host.
    You were the one that said your host makes money for every file that is
    uploaded.

    What, then, are we supposed to believe?
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Mar 19, 2006
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  12. Ze Muffinman wrote:
    [while forgetting to quote once again]
    The question is *why* do you need to copy the install files to *your*
    web site? Why don't you just post the links to the *authors'* sites,
    like everyone except pcbuttface does?
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Mar 19, 2006
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  13. Jack Barrett

    Ze Muffinman Guest

    //You were the one that said your host makes money for every file that
    is
    uploaded. //

    My host. Not me. And that was for megauplaod. See below.

    //The question is *why* do you need to copy the install files to *your*
    web site?//

    I didn't. Those are the _actual_ download links for places including
    MajorGeeks, Regnow, and FileForum.
     
    Ze Muffinman, Mar 19, 2006
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  14. Jack Barrett

    Lou Guest

    esd.element5.com/affiliate.html?http://esd.element5.com/affiliate.html?publisherid=14524&affiliateid=71706
    www.regnow.com/softsell/visitor.cgi?affiliate=1045&action=site&vendor=13493&ref=http://www.qwerks.com/download

    Sure don't look like legit download links to me. Any URL with "affiliate.html?"
    or "?affiliate=" looks pretty wonky. I've used, and recommended, MajorGeeks,
    and I don't think I've seen them using shite links like that.
     
    Lou, Mar 19, 2006
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  15. Ze Muffinman wrote, with malfunctioning quotes:
    I did not say you were making the money; I said "Please do not download
    software from unknown locations, especially from someone's "affiliate"
    site, where money may be made."

    Money is being made by your host, as you admitted.
    Majorgeek's link to Ad-Aware is this, not what you posted:
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/Ad-Aware_SE_Personal_d506.html

    The Spybot link you posted downloads from:
    http://betanewsdl.ord.cachefly.net whatever that is, and why should I
    trust it? It is not from the author's site.

    Why don't you just post the straight links to the author's sites?
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Mar 19, 2006
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  16. Jack Barrett

    Tim Smith Guest

    You missed my point--I probably wasn't clear. Why should the downloader
    care if the site he is downloading from is making money through an
    affiliate program? The software is still free to the downloader.

    You seem to be saying there is some reason, beyond just the usual
    cautions against unknown sites, to specifically avoid affiliate
    programs. That's what I'm asking about.

    For example, if you read a book review at a well-known site that you are
    familar with, and the review linked to the book at Amazon and B&N, and
    you wanted to buy the book, would you avoid those links, because they
    are probably affiliate links and so will earn a little money for the
    reviewing site? If so, why?
     
    Tim Smith, Mar 19, 2006
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  17. Jack Barrett

    Ze Muffinman Guest

    //Sure don't look like legit download links to me. Any URL with
    "affiliate.html?"
    or "?affiliate=" looks pretty wonky. I've used, and recommended,
    MajorGeeks,
    and I don't think I've seen them using shite links like that. //

    //Majorgeek's link to Ad-Aware is this, not what you posted:
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/Ad-Aware_SE_Personal_d506.html //

    I know, I try to post the actual .exe link, but in MajorGeeks it was
    the link with "?affiliate=". I _swear_.
     
    Ze Muffinman, Mar 19, 2006
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  18. Personally, I feel it is illogical to allow someone to earn money for
    something that is already free. You are welcome to disagree.
    That's part of it. How can you be sure you get exactly what is being
    advertised, with those obscuring links. Novices would have no clue if
    the actual download space belonged to the author, or was hijacked to a
    place where a modified version of the program was downloaded. Such as
    that Spybot S&D link Muffin posted, which downloads at:
    hxxp://betanewsdl.ord.cachefly.net
    It's a personal opinion.
    Different scenario. The book is not free.
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Mar 19, 2006
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  19. Jack Barrett

    pcbutts1 Guest

    It's called jealousy. They are jealous because someone else figured out how
    to make money that they were too dumb to do. That's all it boils down too.
    they also don't seem to understand why manufacturers use mirror sites.

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    pcbutts1, Mar 19, 2006
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  20. dribbling diarhea from his mouth, pcbutthole answered:
    More like hatred for MAGGOTS like you, that are SO fucking lazy they
    can't do anything productive for themselves. Instead, trying to make
    money off of OTHER peoples hard work by exploiting it, and providing
    NOTHING of their own.
     
    Michael Arends, Mar 19, 2006
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