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  Quote Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Spyware, malware and Spybot
    Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 9:41am
I have been advised by Spybot S&D that I have 4 items in my computer that shouldn't be there.  One registry change and three file folder entries.  Any number of times I have had it attempt to fix the problems and each time it comes back with "Unable, items are in use by memory" or something to that effect.  I tried it in Safe Mode this morning - same results.  Is there somewhere or something I might try that might fix this problem?  Adaware does not find these same items.  Nor does Superantispyware.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 12:00pm

Any identification of these critters?

They might well be false positives.

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  Quote Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 12:20pm
I'll have to run it again.  I neglected to get any specifics.  I'll see if I can do so this time.
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  Quote Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 12:37pm
These are what are listed (the first 3 are listed as PUPS and the last as spyware:
 
 
WildTangent: [SBI $3A3BDC07] Program directory (Directory, nothing done)
  C:\WINDOWS\wt\
WildTangent: [SBI $76830867] Program directory (Directory, nothing done)
  C:\WINDOWS\wt\wtupdates\
WildTangent: [SBI $6599E86A] Program directory (Directory, nothing done)
  C:\WINDOWS\wt\wtupdates
webHancer: [SBI $0FD3C75B] Interface (Registry key, nothing done)
  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{C89435B0-CDFE-11D3-976A-00E02913A9E0}

 
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 12:48pm
Dunno if this'll help but there's this and then this removal info.
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  Quote Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jul 2010 at 1:24pm
Thank you kindly.  That was a "self helper" that I didn't take advantage of.  This computer came from another party and was just chock full of stuff that shouldn't be on it and I suppose this is just one of the remnants.  If the removal tool works ... fine.  If not I will tell SB to ignore it in the future.
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  Quote Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jul 2010 at 3:03pm
Don - Thanks for your help.  I'm comfortable with how things are now.  Got rid of the file folder problem and as to registry entry, I will have SB ignore it.
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  Quote Don Watkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jul 2010 at 3:07pm

Sometimes the best way to solve 'em is to pull down the curtains....

I'm battling that right now. I've been working on cleaning up some code but by far the worst offenders are outside of my control such as code provided for the display of ads, etc.

I'm turning off those warnings.

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  Quote Bob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jul 2010 at 3:10pm
"Curtains" .... heh heh.
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  Quote Karl_db Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jul 2010 at 3:21pm
I'd have to fire up the HP laptop that the daughter is using for college. It has more games than I've ever seen...lap or desk.  I just can't remember if it is WT or not.  Most, I think, were limited play in the hopes you'd upgrade.  
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