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Froggie Scan review

by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Corrupt Anti-Spyware

Froggie Scan uses false positives. We have tested the program on absolutely clean computer that was never infected with spyware parasites, trojans, viruses or any other malicious threats. However, the application managed to find 2 spyware/adware infections – Alexa Toolbar and Eventlog. The first “pest” was never installed to our test system. Moreover, it is not even a spyware or adware parasite. Further analysis revealed that the registry entry associated with Alexa Toolbar (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ModuleUsage) was absolutely harmless, and required by installed software to work properly. The entry associated with Eventlog (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{7B87A1E1-481A-47A5-B58F-BB1430DCC930}) was actually related to Serv-U, a legitimate FTP server. See a screenshot provided below.

Froggie Scan uses ineffective malware detection engine. System scan performed on a regular modern computer storing hundreds of gigabytes of data does not take more than two minutes. The program does not actually scan existing files, registry keys or processes for spyware tracks, but tries to find only those malicious objects, which are listed in its spyware definitions database. Such scan technique results in false positives and inability to find numerous variants of known parasites.

The program implements a real-time protection, which also suffers from false positives. On one of our test systems Froggie Scan identified running daemon.exe and mirc.exe files as malicious programs. The first executable actually is not actually a parasite, but a vital component of Daemon Tools, a CD/DVD emulator. The mirc.exe is the main part of the mIRC chat client. Later, Froggie Scan terminated both processes without asking for user permission. See other screenshots.

Froggie Scan is the same program as theSpywareShield, Spy Reaper Pro, Privacy Crusader, SpyShield and Ad-Purge Spyware Remover. All these rogue products use the same spyware definitions database, produce very similar scan results and have almost identical user interfaces. Furthermore, all of them consist of terribly similar components.

The trial version is advertising-supported.

The official web site is www.software4yoursuccess.com.

We DO NOT recommend purchasing this product. Using Froggie Scan may damage installed legitimate software.

Froggie Scan download: not recommended

Froggie Scan was carefully tested by 2-spyware.com research center. The review is the result of our test. If you know additional information about Froggie Scan please send us the note
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What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove virus damage using Reimage, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage is a recommended tool to scan your system for possible threats and crappy software. The trial version of the product will find harmful applications in your system. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.
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Gabriel E. Hall is a passionate malware researcher who has been working for 2-spyware for almost a decade.

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