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About PC protection programs
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Clod    Posted 09-14-2004 at 11:06:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have several PCs here and experiment with them. I load programs I find by seaching. The one I hate most and have not found out how to unload is SPYDOCTOR. Lie many you download,They find problems and ponit them out but not remove them.Then ask you to buy the cleaner to distroy the junk they found.Spydoctor is junk too. I like Spybot ad aware 6.(Free) I got free Avast anti virus too.I think its ok.But Mc Affie I believe may be best because I got a free download to remove SASSER virus.The offer was also at Avast and Norton .But the Stinger from Mc Affie seems best.(IF you follow instructions.) I have a large number of downloads of this sort.Plus have MS downloads for security of XP.But they came only after getting online. That means late. There are free disk but they are sent by US mail.I gave up on that. Anybody know how to unload Spyware doctor? I dont remember seeing it in my unloader section. Oh yes, You open boot scan on some of these to get virus out of there . Another place is that thing I can remember the name to revert back some days in the XP loads.

amyamgel    Posted 11-29-2006 at 23:14:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
you can download it here:
Spyware Doctor, spyware remover, spyware removal tool, spyware cleaner

Peanut    Posted 09-14-2004 at 11:26:24       [Reply]  [No Email]

What version of Spy Doctor do you have? The current release (version 2.1) has an uninstaller included with it. Did you pay for the version or did you just install the trial version (free sample)?

You'll definitely want to go to you Windows Control Panel and look in Add/Remove Programs to see if it is there. If it is, click on remove and let 'er fly. If not, try going to your Start menu, All Programs, and then look for the Spyware Doctor listing. If you see an arrow to the side of the Spyware Doctor listing, expand it to see if Uninstall Spyware Doctor is listed. If so, click on it and let 'er fly.

On your other stuff - I prefer McAfee and Norton/Symantec as the anti-virus software of choice. Both are VERY good and getting updates is as simple as scheduling updates to happen automatically. I have mine scheduled to get updates daily in the middle of the night. I use Norton at work and McAfee at home.

You'd be wise to keep updated on ALL Microcrap/Microsoft security updates. Yes, they are a pain to download and install (especially if they want you to reboot after installing) but it is worthwhile to do if you like keeping your computer safe and running. Any time Microcrap says they have a Critical Update, check it out and get it installed right away. Those are the ones that plug to huge holes the hackers find in Microcrap's software.

Clod    Posted 09-14-2004 at 16:52:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
>> Spyware Doctor << Yes.It was there.So I dumped it.It was a free load .Trial. Ok,,Here is another I have,Free trial. >>SPYWARE BEGONE >><<< Is it legit?

Here - try this location    Posted 09-14-2004 at 11:32:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you did a normal installation of Spyware Doctor (trial or pay version), the location of the Uninstall progam is:

C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\unins000.exe

If you can't find it, post what programs you see in your C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor folder.

- Peanut

Salmoneye    Posted 09-14-2004 at 11:58:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is also a 'fake' version of SpyDoctor out there that has nothing to do with the original parent company...

"Please note that the product currently using the name Spy Doctor and/or SpyDoctor is not associated with, or authorized by PC Tools to use the name Spy Doctor. Spyware Doctor™ and SpyDoctor™ are licensed trademarks of PC Tools."

Uh Oh!    Posted 09-14-2004 at 12:09:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is probably not a good thing.

Clod - What is the name of the program you are trying to remove? Is it Spy Doctor, SpyDoctor, or Spyware Doctor? When you run the program, go to the Help menu and clink on About. That should give you all the important munfacturer info to make sure we are talking about the same thing.

This is what is for Spyware Doctor:
Spyware Doctor
Version 2.1.whatever version you have
Copyright 2004 Distributed by PC Tools Pty Ltd.

If you have the fake version, who knows what it is doing inside your PC. It could be a spyware application acting as a cleaner. Bad, bad bad.

- Peanut

Try...    Posted 09-14-2004 at 11:26:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
START/PROGRAMS/and find 'SPYDOCTOR'...Sometimes the 'uninstall' will be there if not in the CONTROL PANEL-ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS section...

If that does not work, see if you can 'FIND' the Spydoctor.exe or whatever it is that runs the program...Then find the folder and delete it...

It will probably be a folder in C:\Program Files...


Clod    Posted 09-14-2004 at 16:41:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes thanks to all above > I will go see what the thing is.But the name on the small icon is Spyware Doctor. Im thinking of a system of only using things recommended by major publications or well known businesses. Thanks above to you all,,Checking the info now.

Clod    Posted 09-14-2004 at 11:10:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh yes..Bounty for virus makers .Up to several million bucks.

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