Agent Spyware is prone to produce false positives. We have tested the program on the absolutely clean computer that was never infected with spyware, viruses and other parasites. However, Agent Spyware managed to detect 3 malicious registry entries associated with the BearShare pest. The latter is a peer-to-peer application, which was never installed to our test system. Further analysis revealed that all found items actually belong to eMule, which is a harmless file sharing program that does not pose any security or privacy threat and have nothing in common with BearShare. Although a lot of spyware removers confuse eMule with BearShare, this practice should not be tolerated. See a screenshot below.
A free version of Agent Spyware uses a severely outdated parasite definitions database, which was released on September 7, 2004. The program does not provide any update function. Please note that we were testing the most recent version of Agent Spyware in November, 2005. See another screenshot.
A free version refuses to remove any parasites it finds. It asks to register and buy the full product. A screenshot is provided below.
The program’s official web site is www.agentspyware.com.
We DO NOT recommend purchasing and using this program.