Security warning - Spybot Search and Destroy (S&D)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

What is happening? Information Security Services (ISS) is requesting that clients cease the use of Spybot Search and Destroy (S&D).

When is this happening? Effective immediately, and until further notice.

Why is this happening? This software can open public web proxies that can be used to access resources on the Waterloo network, or to relay connections through the Waterloo network. It may also send information about computers upon which it is installed to anonymous third parties.

What should you use instead? We recommend using the free version of Malwarebytes. For more information see: Dealing with Malware.

Questions/concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk (CHIP), helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.

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