18.512 antispy software

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 09:39:07 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 512.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 09:33:31 +0000
         From: Patrick T Rourke <ptrourke_at_methymna.com>
         Subject: Re: antispy software

I've had a serious problem with Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta 1 returning
a false positive on the Acton Keylogger because our system management
software includes unzdll.dll, a decompression library, which is also
found in the keylogger. It also treated some network management
software on my own computer as possibly "viral", but recognized it for
what it was; the same with VNC.

Use with caution; when they call it a beta, they mean it. It's
worthwhile to try, though. Just make sure that you investigate some of
the identifications it makes.

Patrick Rourke

On Jan 20, 2005, at 3:05 AM, Humanist Discussion Group (by way of
Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>) wrote:

> Have a look at (mixed) reviews of Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta 1
>http://www.pcworld.com/resource/spyware/0,tk,sbx,00.asp (I find the
>programs recommended by PC Magazine to work pretty well, as indicated
>their website.)
>http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1749935,00.asp? kc=PCRSS02129TX1K000
>Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
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