While I was recently on the hunt for another spyware killer, I checked out StopZilla.
The reports appeared okay;
It seemed to be supported by Microsoft;
I started to download the programme.
Before the download was complete, there were software behaviour problems appearing. StopZilla was jumping in and out all over the place. This was definitely Stop loading Zilla time.
Getting this insidious programme off my machine was another story. It had plugged itself in and was intent on staying. I started a manual uninstall. SZ would not, however, relinquish the add/remove programmes listings. I was even locked out of the internet at one stage. Seeking out guidance on how to ‘delete StopZilla’ was not going to be open to me.
A restore to a previous point seems to have done the trick. However, for belt and braces, I shall check the registry. It would not surprise me to find a few branches of StopZilla there.
STOPZILLA IS SPYWARE – DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS PROGRAMME.