Friday, June 02, 2006

Spy Sweeper, Ewido Antimalware, and Spybot S & D Updated

There are new spyware, trojan, adware, and malware updates for 3 security programs today. Keeping your antispyware programs up to date will help keep you safe from spyware. Using old updates may not clean or remove these threats. Be sure to stay up to date to stay clean!

Ewido Antimalware has an update today.

Current database: #1905
Date of Update: June 2nd, 2006
Known threats in database: 342,473

Ewido Antimalware scans your computer to clean any spyware that may have gotten on your computer. Ewido also has active protection to prevent spyware from getting on to your computer.

Hijackers and Spyware
-Secure surfing in the Internet without fear of annoying changes of the start page of your browser, tracking cookies and advertising bars.
-Nobody should receive e-mails in your name with malicious files in the appendix anymore.
-Security against all kinds of dialers. No fear when receiving the next phone bill.
Trojans and Keyloggers
-No chance for thieves to steal your bank data and personal sensitive information by tapped Internet connections, remote controlled webcams or secret keyboard recordings.

Product Info & Download: Ewido Antimalware

Webroot's Spy Sweeper has been updated.

Spyware definition: version 691

Updated June 2nd, 2006
Protection against 139,628 spyware traces.

Spy Sweeper protects your computer in two ways. First, it uses what is called shields to monitor places on your computer that spyware will likely change. By alerting you, you can prevent spyware from even getting on your computer. The second way is the large threat database. With this update, there are 139,628 known spyware threats that Spy Sweeper detects and removes, should anything undesirable get onto your computer.

Spy Sweeper available from

Spybot Search and Destroy Update

Spybot Search and Destroy has an update today, May 2nd,2006. Spybot Search and Destroy is a free antispyware program available from

Spybot can clean your computer of apyware, but it also offers several ways to prevent spyware from getting onto your computer. Spybot was the first program to offer an Immunize feature. What Immunize does is to prevent some types of spyware and adware from installing by adding settings in your computer to block them from installing. With this update, there are 4483 items that the Immunize feature targets. There is also a helper added to Internet Explorer that can block unwanted cookies and other minor threats. Last, there is a feature called Tea Timer that monitors changes on your computer that spyware is likely to change. Unlike the monitor that is included in other antispyware products like Spyware Doctor or Spy Sweeper, Tea Timer looks for things that are deleted from your computer. So if malware tries to delete your anti virus program from starting when Windows starts, you will be notified and can block it.

Spybot Search and Destroy is free because it is supported by volunteers. A donation is always welcomed to help keep it free. You can donate by going to the donation page at Safernetworking.

Spyware and other threats added in this update:


+ CasinoPalazzo + Carima Enterprises
++ Dr.PMon + CoolWWWSearch.Feat2Installer + CoolWWWSearch.Service + CoolWWWSearch.Feat2DLL
+ DiabloKeys + ABC-Keylogger + ActMon-Pro + Elite Keylogger + Fearless KeySpy + Ghostlogger + Goldeneye + Iopus + Keyboard Spectator + SC Keylog + Elitec + Stealth Keylogger + Tiny + Wincontrol
+ Smitfraud-C.AntiFirewall (250) + + Smitfraud-C. + AIMaster + ErrorSafe + Winsoftware.WinAntiVirusPro2006 ++ Winsoftware.WinAntiSpyware2006 ++ Winsoftware.WinFixer2006 + PestTrap
+ SunStarCasino.Kasinos
+ I Spy Now
+ Nugache.A@mm (4) ++ Downloader.Delf + GrayPigeon + Bancos + TrojDloader-NC + Prorat ++ SpywareDisinfector + Zlob.Downloader ++ SpyFalcon.FakeAlert
Total: 327888 fingerprints in 42461 rules for 2004 products.