Competitors trying force removal of Spybot Search & Destroy

Safer Networking Ltd., based in Ireland and the creator of Spybot Search & Destroy, demonstrated how some of its larger competitors are actively using their anti-virus tools to keep Spybot off customers' systems. Safer Networking names three manufacturers in particular: Trend Micro, Kaspersky Labs, and McAfee Software. Though their anti-virus products are, Safer Networking says, […]

Safer Networking Ltd., based in Ireland and the creator of Spybot Search & Destroy, demonstrated how some of its larger competitors are actively using their anti-virus tools to keep Spybot off customers' systems. Safer Networking names three manufacturers in particular: Trend Micro, Kaspersky Labs, and McAfee Software. Though their anti-virus products are, Safer Networking says, compatible with Spybot S&D, their setup routines claim a conflict with one of Spybot's optional components: a memory-resident live anti-malware signature checker called TeaTimer. Even if TeaTimer is not active, the setups first ask or even require the user to uninstall Spybot before proceeding.

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