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.Doctor.I is quack medicine

It’s a bit ironic when spyware is disguised as a spyware removal tool. These programs are very much akin to the Antivirus XP family of viruses, and they operate more or less the same way. .Doctor.I is an example of adware disguised as a spyware removal tool.

It, along with several other adware programs, goes under the alias of “Doctor Adware.”  It resides at several websites, many of whom seem credible. On the surface, the program itself seems credible, until you dig around a little. The first thing it does when you click on the “free scan” is give you a false list of spyware that it “detects” on your computer in an effort to get you to buy their product.

The most interesting thing about this program is that in many ways, it does act like an actual spyware protection program. It prevents keystroke monitoring and identity theft. It also has a limited spyware list that it operates from. If the spyware were to be removed from this program, you would essentially have a weak antispyware program.

Naturally, Doctor Adware doesn’t protect from its own spyware applications. It contains a lot of them, not just .doctor.I. It creates over 40 running files and 26 folders which bear the names of many spyware applications! In short, this is a mass infection.

So, the first clue most buyers get that this program isn’t legit is the pop ups. Like pretty much any other adware application out there, it gives itself away by displaying advertisements. If you are infected, you may notice that these ads seem to be geared specifically for you. There’s a good reason for that. Your browsing history and tracking cookies have been sent to their home database and they’ve sent you advertisements based on that information. It may not be a big deal to some people that someone they don’t know has been watching where they’ve been, but they’re not banking online or using their credit cards, either. Or did they think of that?

The other major thing that adware does is that it impairs your computer’s performance. With these running processes and communications with a remote server, your computer’s memory really takes a hit. In this case, it’s not enough that 40 files are running, but also the communication on the internet uses up your bandwidth, which affects your available memory also. The net result is that all of your applications are going to take much longer to work. Some, especially your internet browsers, will probably crash out and display error messages.

When it comes to shopping for your spyware solutions, you should be wary of whose word you can trust. The market is flooded with people who say they’re “the best” or “number one” or “top of the line.”  Some of these may even seem reputable and turn out to be hucksters. ZookaWare PC Cleaner not only claims to be the best, we deliver. Our partnership with the Better Business Bureau, even above our consistent five star ratings proves that our 100% guarantee isn’t just a sales pitch. It’s a promise.

Spyware Removal Tools

It happens to everyone at least once. Since the invention of the internet hackers have been trying to figure out how to do things they shouldn’t. One of the things they love to do is infect computers with viruses. The purpose is not always the same but making other people’s computers sick is something that hackers love to do and one of the main reasons is that sick computers don’t hack up germs, they cough out valuable information that hackers use to scam money from innocent people. It isn’t all bad news though, just like robbers have cops to deal with hackers have the anti-virus and anti-spyware programs to deal with and one of the most useful of these imperative tools is the removal tool.

Spyware removal tools are not cure-alls and they are not protection against spyware and viruses, they just help remove these malicious files from your computer. Many people think that spyware or virus protection programs are just another way for big software companies to make more money but the reality is that those programs are very important in ensuring your protection from serious harm. Sure, having some of your files corrupted, losing all of the stuff you have saved on your computer or even having to pay for some minor repairs might seem like insignificant drawbacks but what about having your identity stolen? Every year billions of dollars are lost to hackers that use worms, spyware and other viruses to get into personal and business computers and networks to steal valuable information.

Once upon a time if you got infected with a virus you had to go and remove the virus yourself. What this usually meant was hours of trying to find every single infected file, and if it was too difficult to make sure all infected files were gone, which was usually the case, then you had to reboot the computer and lose everything that didn’t fit onto zip drives, DVDs and rewriteable CDs. Spyware removal tools make it so that you just have to install or download a removal tool and have it do all the work for you. There are many advantages to these removal tools. For one they make your life a lot easier, you don’t even have to sit there and watch it work but on top of it all some spyware software includes removal tools that are able to remove more than just a few different viruses or worms. With more than 200 new viruses being invented each month, this just means that in the case that you did get infected, you no longer need to lose sleep, work, class or valuable video game or TV watching time.

The most important thing that you need to remember is that spyware removal tools are not a cure-all against viruses or spyware. It is imperative that you have some virus/spyware protection software that provides you with as many different possible forms of scanning for and removing malicious bugs from your computer. It may happen to all of us at least once, but it should not happen any more than that, the hackers brought against themselves a legion of anti-virus and anti-spyware software that aid against these billion dollar thieves. Make sure you go out and buy yourself some good protection and make sure that whatever program you decide on has a spyware removal tool.

Spyware Removal Tools

It happens to everyone at least once. Since the invention of the internet hackers have been trying to figure out how to do things they shouldn’t. One of the things they love to do is infect computers with viruses. The purpose is not always the same but making other people’s computers sick is something that hackers love to do and one of the main reasons is that sick computers don’t hack up germs, they cough out valuable information that hackers use to scam money from innocent people. It isn’t all bad news though, just like robbers have cops to deal with hackers have the antivirus and antispyware programs to deal with and one of the most useful of these imperative tools is the removal tool.

Spyware removal tools are not cure alls and they are not protection against spyware and viruses, they just help remove these malicious files from your computer. Many people think that spyware or virus protection programs are just another way for big software companies to make more money but the reality is that those programs are very important in ensuring your protection from serious harm. Sure, having some of your files corrupted, losing all of the stuff you have saved on your computer or even having to pay for some minor repairs might seem like insignificant drawbacks but what about having your identity stolen? Every year billions of dollars are lost to hackers that use worms, spyware and other viruses to get into personal and business computers and networks to steal valuable information.

Once upon a time if you got infected with a virus you had to go and remove the virus yourself. What this usually meant was hours of trying to find every single infected file, and if it was too difficult to make sure all infected files were gone, which was usually the case, then you had to reboot the computer and lose everything that didn’t fit onto zip drives, DVDs and rewriteable CDs. Removal tools make it so that you just have to install or download a removal tool and have it do all the work for you. There are many advantages to these removal tools. For one they make your life a lot easier, you don’t even have to sit there and watch it work but on top of it all some spyware software includes removal tools that are able to remove more than just a few different viruses or worms. With more than 200 new viruses being invented each month, this just means that in the case that you did get infected, you no longer need to lose sleep, work, class or valuable video game or TV watching time.

The most important thing that you need to remember is that removal tools are not a cure all against viruses or spyware. It is imperative that you have virus/spyware protection software that provides you with as many different possible forms of scanning for and removing malicious bugs from your computer. It may happen to all of us at least once, but it should not happen any more than that, the hackers brought against themselves a legion of antivirus and antispyware software that aid against these billion dollar thieves. Make sure you go out and buy yourself some good protection and make sure that whatever program you decide on has a spyware removal tool.

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