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    Spyware

    Hi guys,
    Do you know where I can find recent (updated) list of software that includes some form of spyware? I know about Kaaza and some others but like to know if I can check somehow if a program I want to install a spyware or not.
    Also I found online test for spyware ont this location:
    http://www.spywareguide.com/txt_onlinescan.html
    but I'm a little suspicious about that. I don't know if it is safe or not ( I'm a little paranoic) If you have some information about this, please share with me.

    Thanks

    - Micko
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    A list? i never knew such things existed, your best bet would probably be to just google it and add the word "spyware" or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welshy
    A list? i never knew such things existed, your best bet would probably be to just google it and add the word "spyware" or something
    Well, about a year ago I had a link to online base of reported software that has spyware. There was an option to check if some software is sypware by entering it name. I cannot remeber that address anymore and hope some of you know...
    Gotta love the "please fix this for me, but I'm not going to tell you which functions we're allowed to use" posts.
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    Spybot S&D gives you a description of 99% of software that it picks up as spyware, and I've found it to be very trustworthy.

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    Thanks ober.
    Guys it seems I'm in a big trouble. I found procces crss.exe in active procces list and i can't remove it. I've read instructions on symantec.com on how to remove it, but no succes, those registry keys simple don't exists in my registry. When I try to remove it form process list I get message that it is a system process.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
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    csrss?? http://www.google.com/search?q=csrss...utf-8&oe=utf-8

    Don't remove it. It's part of windows.

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    Unfortunately it was http://www.google.com/search?hl=nl&q=crss.exe&lr= and antivirus manage to delete it somehow.
    Thanks for help
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