Florida (PRWEB) April 27, 2005
SpyCop today announced that some of the major players in the monitoring spy software industry have implemented "Black Code" into their products to interfere with or completely prevent the operation of security software designed to defend against them. Surveillance software companies are feeling the heat from users wanting to protect their privacy and, rather than escape detection, feel the need to directly tamper with the user's security products. In some cases this involves tampering with firewalls and other online defenses to permit outgoing communications without the user's knowledge. This opens the unsuspecting victim's computer to future attacks by other information stealing programs and gives a false sense of security to the user.
There are three main methods by which security products are interfered with. The first involves searching for the name of a target application in the title bars of open windows and then closing them, making it appear that the product is incompatible with the user's system. They may also watch the filenames and folders of running applications. The second method is to prevent installation of a security product by terminating the installation procedure before it completes. The third method is to modify the files of a target application to cause it to fail. The most popular way to avoid detection is to use one of these three methods and then display a fake crash screen, making it appear that the program is faulty in some way.
It is important for users to have a dedicated surveillance spyware scanner installed and up-to-date on their PCs. SpyCop Founder Grey McKenzie explains, "Installing a set of security applications and then forgetting about them can be dangerous. We highly recommend that users keep their security and privacy applications up to date."
The SpyCop Surveillance Scanner is currently v6.2 and program upgrades are FREE for all users. "It is equally important for users to keep their firewalls, virus & trojan scanners up to date."
SpyCop, LLC is the first company in the security industry to develop software designed to protect the general public from so called "undetectable" surveillance spy software. SpyCop, LLC is a privately held company based in the State of Florida and has been providing the top surveillance spy detection solution since November 2000. The SpyCopÂ® software for Microsoft Windows continues to be the leading dedicated surveillance software detector on the market.
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