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Last updated 20/08/2006

This is a free antivirus programme with a few *extras*

http://www.escorcher.com/privacy.htm

 

The files involved are scorcher5 and escorcher - scorcher5 is known to cause crashes in IE.  Escorcher is the actual spyware according to the site, scorcher5 being responsible for the updates.  I have not worked with the programme yet so my suggestion would be to:

 

Firstly disable any automatic update facility to try and stop the scorcher5 crashes. It seems that you cannot disable the spyware (escorcher) without also disabling the ability to scan for viruses so I would suggest that you remove the programme and find something else to use.