PC Pitstop Exterminate - Anti-Spyware, Anti-Malware, Anti-Virus

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by ~BD~, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

    This is NOT SPAM!

    This is a new product which makes strong claims - has anyone made an
    independent assessment yet? If so, what is the verdict? Thoughts welcomed.

    Dave

    "From Spyware to cookies to the baddest of the bad Viruses, Exterminate will
    find and EXTERMINATE them all. Not only does it identify hundreds of
    millions of different malware, but our scanning technology performs behavior
    analysis in order to detect many of the more sneaky and malicious malware.
    Exterminate goes beyond typical anti malware solutions using sophisticated
    heuristics and behavior analysis to achieve industry leading detection
    rates. Exterminate categorizes each threat, so you can accurately and easily
    assess the danger that malware poses to you and your PC."
    http://pcpitstop.com/store/exterminate.asp
     
    ~BD~, Dec 7, 2008
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  2. ~BD~

    none Guest


    Why don't YOU try it out and then post "your" assessment of the program?

    Some would appreciate it if you do so.
     
    none, Dec 7, 2008
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  3. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

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    Done - as requested!

    Here is a synopsis of the results:-
    Full Scan Sun Dec 7 15:49:05 UTC 2008Scanning Processes... Scanning Files...
    Scanning the registry... Scanning

    for Cookies... Scan Complete Found:2 2124.24 seconds

    No High and Medium Threats Found

    Unlike the larger threats on the previous page, Exterminate identifies other
    minor risks and annoyances. Many other

    products attempt to portray these files are more malicious than they really
    are. Normally, these files do not represent

    a threat to the security of your computer, but it is good practice to keep
    them off your PC. Furthermore, if your PC

    has a nagging problem, we also recommend to remove these files as part of
    the diagnostic process. If you would

    like these files removed, check the box below.

    VIPRE.Suspicious
    Threat ID:93377
    Type:Misc
    Level:3
    Category:Misc (General)
    DescVIPRE.Suspicious is a generic detection for potential threats that are
    deemed suspicious through heuristics.
    TracesType:4 aida32.bin
    Type:4 D4186BB7d01
    Type:4 CIT207355-Spider-HPCOM-V6.exe
    Type:4 MSI83D.tmp
    Type:4 OEMailRecovery.exe
    Type:4 Dc65.exe
    Type:4 MSI589.tmp
    CanQuarantine:1
    AuthorURL:
    Cookie: Tracking Cookies
    ThreatID:174265
    Type:Cookie
    Level:5
    Category:Cookie (General)
    DescCookies are small "data tags" that web sites store on PCs in order to
    recognize unique visitors. Cookies are

    used to identify returning visitors who have registered for special
    services; to measure and analyze visitors' use of

    web site features; to count unique visitors to web pages; and to allow web
    surfers to use virtual "shopping carts."

    Online advertising networks use cookies to track users across web sites and
    to measure ad impressions and

    click-throughs.
    TracesType:1 2o7[2].txt
    Type:1 ads.pointroll[2].txt
    Type:1 advertising[1].txt
    Type:1 adviva[2].txt
    Type:1 apmebf[1].txt
    Type:1 atdmt[2].txt
    Type:1 bs.serving-sys[2].txt
    Type:1 doubleclick[1].txt
    Type:1 mediaplex[2].txt
    Type:1 questionmarket[2].txt
    Type:1 revsci[2].txt
    Type:1 serving-sys[1].txt
    Type:1 statse.webtrendslive[2].txt
    Type:1 tradedoubler[2].txt
    CanQuarantine:0
    AuthorURL:
    Exterminate2 is now ready to clean your system. Please click the Clean
    button to begin making changes. We will

    first back up your current settings; you can restore these settings later if
    you encounter any problems.

    Clean

    You must reboot your computer so the cleanup can be completed.

    Reboot
    Finish


    Exterminate Test Results
    Threat Level Malware Found Malware Cleaned
    1 0 0
    2 0 0
    3 7 0
    4 0 0
    5 14 0


    **************************************

    Scan Start Time 07 December 2008 15:49:05
    Scan End Time 07 December 2008 16:24:30
    **************************************


    Test Details


    Num Threats 2
    VirusName #:1 VIPRE.Suspicious
    Clean NOT requested for this threat
    Level:3
    ThreatID:93377
    Type:Misc
    Category:Misc (General)
    There are 7 trace(s)
    Type:4
    aida32.bin
    Type:4
    D4186BB7d01
    Type:4
    CIT207355-Spider-HPCOM-V6.exe
    Type:4
    MSI83D.tmp
    Type:4
    OEMailRecovery.exe
    Type:4
    Dc65.exe
    Type:4
    MSI589.tmp
    **************************************
    VirusName #:2 Cookie: Tracking Cookies
    Clean NOT requested for this threat
    Level:5
    ThreatID:174265
    Type:Cookie
    Category:Cookie (General)
    There are 14 trace(s)
    Type:1
    2o7[2].txt
    Type:1
    ads.pointroll[2].txt
    Type:1
    advertising[1].txt
    Type:1
    adviva[2].txt
    Type:1
    apmebf[1].txt
    Type:1
    atdmt[2].txt
    Type:1
    bs.serving-sys[2].txt
    Type:1
    doubleclick[1].txt
    Type:1
    mediaplex[2].txt
    Type:1
    questionmarket[2].txt
    Type:1
    revsci[2].txt
    Type:1
    serving-sys[1].txt
    Type:1
    statse.webtrendslive[2].txt
    Type:1
    tradedoubler[2].txt
    **************************************
    No Threats were requested to be cleaned
     
    ~BD~, Dec 7, 2008
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  4. ~BD~

    none Guest

    Now that you have used it, what is YOUR opinion? Is it better than
    Malware bytes and Super Anti Spyware, equal to, or not as good as?
     
    none, Dec 8, 2008
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  5. ~BD~

    ~BD~ Guest

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    My opinion? I have absolutely no idea how good/bad the product is - which is
    why I asked here!

    I use Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware already - maybe that is why
    the'Exterminate' facility found very little on my PC. My take is that PC
    Pitstop is a bonio fido operation (albeit now very commercial) and would
    probably not promote a scam product. I'm not really sure how one can really
    assess the viability of this product - but I'm sure some of the gurus here
    will be able to do so.

    Awaiting comment from the wise!

    Dave
     
    ~BD~, Dec 8, 2008
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