Posted 20 February 2005 - 11:29 AM
Not everything is cut and dry in this world, we sometimes have to do a dance or two in order to keep away from lawsuits and other such problems, NewDotNet is an undesirable to many of us but we have to take care in how we go about removing some of these pests, you are able to select to remove them in SpybotSD, not sure about AdAware currently.
As far as I am concerned, SpybotSD and AdAware are doing the best that they can in most cases and running both of these apps on a current basis updated will cure a lot of the threats, there will probably always be something that we wish they detected and removed by default but we will survive with what they do detect and with our knowledge of the others.
The experts are always looking for new threats and keeping an eye on old ones, this is a never ending process that cannot be done without the many volunteers across the many boards we are on.
Keep striving to find the abuses that the malware provide and document well so that the good programs like SpybotSD and AdAware have valid data to fall back on.
When you find new data, email it to them and let them run their tests on it as well, that is how it all works, you may not get a reply to your submitted data though as they are truly busy at both places almost constantly.
As the old saying goes, if you aren't part of the solution, you could be part of the problem so do your part if you are knowledgable in this area.
Enough of my soapboxing, you all have a great day and keep your computers secure.
Tom Coyote Wilson
Go forth and conquer your goals with the renewed spirit of Coyote
and do not let small setbacks stop you from Your Dreams
May your day be blessed by those you love and those you love be blessed by HIM ;-)