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Author Topic: PowerStrip and anti-malware  (Read 22653 times)
Rik Wang
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« on: February 26, 2006, 07:33:46 AM »

With the release of more and more programs trying to capture a share of the lucrative anti-virus and anti-spyware market, it seems inevitable that some will mistake PowerStrip-the-graphics-card-utility for the now defunct PowerStrip-IE-toolbar-and-data-miner. The latter is well-known spyware, and frequently confused with EnTech's PowerStrip by the uninformed; its a mistake that is well-documented in the anti-spyware world (see, e.g., the SpywareGuide or Intermute).  

It is left to you to judge the virtues of using a spyware program that cannot distinguish between a graphics card utility and an IE plugin...

More recently, a rash of anti-virus programs have flagged PowerStrip for its system-wide hooks, especially the pstapi.exe CLUT Protection Daemon. For this reason, the pstapi utility is no longer included with PowerStrip.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2009, 07:51:55 AM by Rik Wang » Logged

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