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I was wondering what this site did to get on the list: http:\\x-conspywaredestroyer.com ?

Reason I ask is because I use this software and it works well enough. Just seems to take longer to do a scan, but what it finds has thus far been on pare with add-aware and spy-bot. They all seem to find and remove all the same stuff. add-aware and spy-bot some times find something x-con doesn't, and vise versa but I always check online, and on my machine the locations to files either of them find for validity before I remove them. So far everything has been fine.

So that is why i ask the question what they did, or have done, or still do?

I'm actually quite afraid of using anything to remove malware these days due to all these so called rogue malware software, and dung tossing going on.

But anyway, if that x-con spyware remove is really bad what should I be using? I use all three, add-aware, spy-bot and this x-con. Between the three my computer runs just fine with no issues what so ever.

So if someone can give me a good reason to get rid of this x-con then please let me know, as I said I do use it and have been for about 2 months now and so far there hasn't been any issues with it other then as I mentioned it taking quite a bit longer to scan my computer then the others.

Oh, I should mention that the tech guys at my work (Future Shop) recommended it to me, so I thought I would try it out. I just noticed after doing some googling this site, and x-con website link and got frightened that maybe I'm being led astray? I will confront the tech guys tomorrow with my findings and see what they have to say, but I'd like a response from someone here as well. i really don't want to be giving up my information and being at risk for fraud or something...

Thanks so much!

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This site is on a list at x-conspywaredestroyer.com?

No, miss understanding due to me wording that sentence wrong.. lol

I mean, why exactly is x-conspywaredestroyer.com on your rogue spyware list? It seems like a decent anti-malware application that finds the same malware as ad-aware and spy-bot, so I was just wondering why they are as I use the software and don't want to be risking my security if indeed x-conspywaredestroyer.com is a dangerous application?

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Hello Bawlz and welcome to the forums,

As sho-dan said X-Con is located on Spywarewarrior as " ridiculous false positives; poor, inadequate scan reporting [A: 4-2-06 / U: 4-2-06]". Spywarewarrior is a very credible site and was one of the sites that contributed to our blacklist at the early beginnings of RogueRemover. As this was done in 2006, a lot might have changed by then and X-Con could have gone legit. Trying to do a test for you I found that it does not have a demo version available. If the company would be willing to provide us with a key we would be completely willing to do a more detailed investigation and possibly delist the program. I didn't find anything wrong with it when I executed it besides the lack of a trial version and I haven't found any problem with its method of advertisement or anything else that would classify it as rogue. So, if you feel it is working with you I don't think I have any problem saying to you that to go ahead and use it. However, we will continue to list it on the site until we are positive it is not a rogue piece of software.

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Hello Bawlz and welcome to the forums,

As sho-dan said X-Con is located on Spywarewarrior as " ridiculous false positives; poor, inadequate scan reporting [A: 4-2-06 / U: 4-2-06]". Spywarewarrior is a very credible site and was one of the sites that contributed to our blacklist at the early beginnings of RogueRemover. As this was done in 2006, a lot might have changed by then and X-Con could have gone legit. Trying to do a test for you I found that it does not have a demo version available. If the company would be willing to provide us with a key we would be completely willing to do a more detailed investigation and possibly delist the program. I didn't find anything wrong with it when I executed it besides the lack of a trial version and I haven't found any problem with its method of advertisement or anything else that would classify it as rogue. So, if you feel it is working with you I don't think I have any problem saying to you that to go ahead and use it. However, we will continue to list it on the site until we are positive it is not a rogue piece of software.

Thanks so much.

I have a trial version of it, it was a 2 month trial so I'm not sure I understand what you mean about a demo version?

I had to register it with a valid email address to get a serial number.

They claim that the email address is used to contact users for new malware threats, and for responding with new update information. They did send me a few emails when a newer threat was out called Virut, they had a list of symptoms related to the virus and some other information about it, plus the application had a message about that same virus as well. They also contacted me because of some errors reported with my application. I couldn't get it to register, they sent me an email saying they noticed the issue and told me I was entering in a wrong digit and told me how to fix it. I think that is why I decided to keep using it because I thought the fellow seemed really nice and helpful.

So far my experience with it has been fine aside from troubles registering it for trial and the scan takes longer then others seems to. But it seems to do just as good a job as ad-aware and spy-bot so...I don't know.

I can pass on the email address the fellow emailed me with when I had troubles registering it to you if you care to speak with them about it more? I'm not sure I should post it in here though?

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