Rogue anti-spyware application spotted

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SurfControl says its threat analysts have spotted a rogue anti-spyware application, UnSpyPC, which falsely identifies popular security products and well known file system tools as spyware.

The IT security firm says that, among the tools which were falsely identified were a popular and reputable anti-virus tool, a well known anti-spyware application and a system management tool often deployed in business-critical environments.

SurfControl says that its research has shown that this false-positive reporting is not uncommon across many supposed anti-spyware applications; however, it points out that false reporting in this case could disable critical security and business applications.

Because of this, SurfControl says it has added the signature of the malicious application to its Enterprise Threat Shield database to permit cleaning up of the product...