Before a decent answer was given to triphammer and others with the problem, the giveaway had ended. Are we expected to keep the program on the computer (with the suspected problem) until the moderators in the forum give it an "OK"? I've been following the forums for a while now. The moderators here are volunteers NOT the actual Admins or GOTD staff offering the software. The definitive "False positive" from Lee just because he ran it through Spybot, doesn't make sense. The most he can say is that "Spybot" isn't picking it up as spyware. I also don't understand his comment "Obviously it's a logger as it monitors your hard disk". WHAT?
I have Spy Sweeper like others here. And Spy Sweeper has never come back with an alert for a keylogger for the previous version of this particular program offered, and hasn't for any other hard drive monitors.
If I can quote Bubby "I'm not having a shot at any AntiSpyware program in particular - but sometimes I think that the programs aren't as thorough in checking for an infection as they should be." Exactly why I use Webroot's Spy Sweeper Bubby. The other free stuff just isn't as in depth as I'm used to with Spy Sweeper.
I will go on to say that Spy Sweeper has picked up things that Adaware, Spybot, and AVG Spy, never caught. Spy Sweeper has also removed "root kits" that the others couldn't remove either. So I'm perfectly happy with my Spy Sweeper. I'm not toting Spy Sweeper as the end all to spyware programs. I myself have a couple different anti-spyware programs. I also have Spybot, adaware, and have used AVG Spy. Nothing wrong with them. I use them as a double checking device. But various anti-spyware programs sometimes look for behavior that maybe another anti-spyware program may not be looking for. And sometimes people are looking for that behavior in a program rather than a definitive YES on a "Spyware" program that is definitely spying on your computer. Which is the case with Spy Sweeper. If Spy Sweeper tells me a program is doing something and I can't see a reason for it. I don't install the program. It's what makes me feel secure at my computer. As I'm sure Lee and Bubby feel secure with their protection for their computer.
And as much as everyone here would like to see everyone in the comment section posting here in the forum instead of in the comment section, I don't think it would happen. There are clearly fewer that come to the forum, and the comment section has more relevent facts pertaining to the download from more people.
Personally, I would have like to have seen triphammer's comment in the comment section. There were obviously others getting a spyware alert. If I was going to download something, I would like to see what EVERYONE is getting for problems there in the comments section rather than go looking for other relevent opinions or facts. That doesn't necessarily mean the software is bad. But it may give others a "head's up" as to what problems others are having.
Besides that, by the time triphammer and others got an answer here in the forum, it was too late for anybody to decide whether they wanted to actually install the program. But if they followed the comment section they would have a broader view of the download issues.
I understand what you're trying to do here in the forum with this topic. I just don't think you're going to get everyone who comes to the site on board with coming to the forum for certain issues. Even if they do, they don't get an answer 'til it's too late. Personally I'd like to see what ppl have to say without going to several places to find out ALL the issues with installation or functionality. Right now that seems like the comment section.
Lee's comment yesterday and Bubby's coment today in the comment section isn't going to drag the people here. As is evident by comparing the amount of comments there and here. If you get people to come here in the forum as triphammer did, you'll have to come up with an answer or at least a discussion before the giveaway is up. Because people are having these discussions back and forth in the comment section. Not here.
It is my hopes that the moderators take this post as more constructive than criticle. I do believe Bubby's last post was a good answer to the discussion. A little late, but it was a good answer.