This is an excellent question and one that comes up in the Security Forum on a regular basis.
The endless list of new anti-spyware programs and utilities seems to grow each day, which can be confusing for everyone from new users to the experts who may have a hard time keeping up with that list.
Eric L. Howes, developer of IE-SPYAD, has compiled a marvelous "Rogue/Suspect" list for reference that is sure to help: Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Websites
said by Eric L. Howes:
Note: "Rogue/Suspect" means that these products are of unknown, questionable or dubious value as anti-spyware protection. Some of these products simply do not provide proven, reliable anti-spyware protection. Others may use unfair, deceptive, high-pressure sales tactics and false positives to scare up sales from gullible, confused users. A very few of these products are either associated with known distributors of spyware/adware or have been known to install spyware/adware themselves.
Copyright 2003-2004 Eric L. Howes
by Sparrow edited by JMGullett
last modified: 2007-06-06 14:32:27