Spyware Removal?

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I heard a rumour a while back claiming that some of the major security
vendors had intimated that they would ignore Federal-inspired spyware if
their programmes should happen to come accross these. The notable exception
I believe was Sophos.

What I would like to ask the readers of this forum is firstly, whether there
is any substance to the above rumour;

and secondly, if so, whether there are any stand-alone removal tools that
would indeed detect and remove such spyware programmes.


Nick B.

Re: Spyware Removal?

Nicholas Badenhorst wrote:

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"This only way to clean a compromised system is to flatten and rebuild."

*geez*, is it that hard to understand?

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I am reasonably confident that, being Russian, Kaspersky (arguably the best
anti-virus) will not be so accommodating to USian TLAs.  And there are
other non-USian vendors as well (and for specialty products such as anti-
Trojans, rootkits, spyware as well as for generic antivirus).


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