“Rogue/Suspect means that these products are of unknown, questionable, or dubious value as anti-spyware protection. Some of the products listed on this page simply do not provide proven, reliable anti-spyware protection or may be prone to ridiculous false positives. Others may use unfair, deceptive, high pressure sales tactics 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.” as quoted from the Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web sites.

So what does this mean? Basically that some of the anti-spyware products being touted on the internet are either useless in removing spyware OR are themselves spyware. By checking the list from the web site linked above, you can readily determine if the product you are thinking about buying will actually work as stated or infect your system with unwanted parasites.

We have all been exposed to the pop-up advertisements that state ‘you may have been infected’ or similar wording, only to find that they are trying to sell you some type of software to protect your system. These gimmicks are designed to deceive the consumer into buying a software product that offers little or no value.

Buyer Beware !

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