Webroot Spy Sweeper

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Kris, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. Kris

    Kris Guest

    The latest definitions deleted my Favourites folder called 'Finance' !

    It mentions the culprit as Squire Webhelper. and proceeds to
    remove the folder and it's contents.
    Strange, I thought, especially as a web search on Squire Webhelper
    revealed nothing... so I asked a mate who uses Spy Sweeper
    to create a 'Finance' favs folder. Yes, he then had Squire Webhelper
    and the folder was deleted.

    I dont know if this is done on purpose or a program bug.

    Chris
     
    Kris, Jan 25, 2004
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    Steven Burn Guest

    Most likely a bug in the program (unless it just see's "finance" and
    immediately gets rid of it, in which case, the developer needs a swift kick
    up the behind for not having it check properly),.

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    Steven Burn, Jan 25, 2004
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    Robin T Cox Guest

    Could it be SearchSquire?
    http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/SearchSquire.html

    A scan by Spybot S&D will find it:
    http://security.kolla.de/
     
    Robin T Cox, Jan 27, 2004
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    What did you expect from crap software promoted & sold via spam?

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    <http://groups.google.com/groups?q="Window+Washer"+group:news.admin.net-abuse.*&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&sa=G&scoring=d>
    <http://groups.google.com/groups?q="Windows+Washer"+group:news.admin.net-abuse.*&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&sa=G&scoring=d>

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    Jay T. Blocksom, Jan 28, 2004
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    Jack Purvis Guest

    I tried this by creating a folder called 'finance' and running Spy
    Sweeper and it did not remove it. But I use Mozilla Firebird as a
    browser not IE.
     
    Jack Purvis, Feb 1, 2004
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