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Posted: 10/2/2002 3:53:00 PM EDT
As I cruise the web, a company called Gator keeps trying to down load soft ware to my system. I think its infused with spyware for their advertisers. (Oddly enough, their window doesn't go away if you decline the down load unless you manually close it.) They're pretty arrogant and their software IIRC will disable your anti-spyware programs. (The president of Gator IIRC called them "illegal programs".) Anyway, is there a way to tell my IE5.5 system to Never Trust Gator (the opposite of the "Always Trust Down Loads From ______" option)?
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 3:57:21 PM EDT
Go to [url]http://www.lavasoftusa.com/downloads.html[/url] and install Ad-aware and RefUpdate, then run RefUpdate to apply updated signatures. Then configure ad-aware to check the registries and your hard drive(s); it'll strip out most scumware including Gator.
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 3:57:29 PM EDT
Do you use Mozilla??Gator is usually hidden in there somewhere. I hate that sh*t. Go to: Start Settings Control Panel Add/remove Programs...
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 4:01:24 PM EDT
You know what really sucks? If you are surfing and typing to soemone, adn the gator pops up, and keystroke will Download it.... So as I type to a friend it suddenly Downloads, I only know because of the beep... I uninstall that shit at least twoce a month...
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 4:03:30 PM EDT
Gator is heavy duty spyware and comes with alot of "free" downloads...usually so called "download accellerators" Seek and destroy it! Sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 4:04:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By larry_b: Go to [url]http://www.lavasoftusa.com/downloads.html[/url] and install Ad-aware and RefUpdate, then run RefUpdate to apply updated signatures. Then configure ad-aware to check the registries and your hard drive(s); it'll strip out most scumware including Gator.
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larry_b is on the $. I think that anyone who hasn't done an Ad-aware scan may be suprised to see just how much spyware is on their hard drive.
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 5:55:13 PM EDT
I ran ad aware, results: Started registry scan ====================== Cydoor key:HKEY_USERS\.default\software\cydoorCydoor key:HKEY_USERS\.default\software\cydoor servicesTransponder key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{00000000-5eb9-11d5-9d45-009027c14662}Other key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\acceleration software international corporationCydoor key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\cydoorCydoor key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\cydoorCydoor key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\cydoor servicesAlexa key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\extensions\{c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a}Transponder key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects\{00000000-5eb9-11d5-9d45-009027c14662}OnFlow key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\onflowOnFlow key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\onflowTransponder key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib\{11cc62b9-65f8-4a8b-b33f-5de4e838442d}Transponder file:C:\WINDOWS\domlst.cch Other file:C:\WINDOWS\VX2.DLL Cydoor folder:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\AdCache OnFlow folder:C:\Program Files Cydoor file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\cd_clint.dll Cydoor file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\cd_htm.dll Other file:C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\VX2.dll BonziBuddy file:C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{B04243CB-8AA5-4868-88EC-305498858E20}\bonzi Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@focalink[1].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@focalink[2].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@servedby.advertising[2].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@servedby.advertising[1].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@media.admonitor[1].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@admonitor[2].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@admonitor[3].txt Doubleclick file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@doubleclick[2].txt Doubleclick file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@doubleclick[1].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@fastclick[1].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@fastclick[3].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@fastclick[2].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@fastclick[4].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@fastclick[5].txt Flyswat file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@flycast[1].txt Flyswat file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@flycast[2].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@sexlist[2].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@sexlist[3].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@sextracker[1].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@sextracker[2].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@counter10.sextracker[1].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@counter11.sextracker[1].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@sextracker[3].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@counter13.sextracker[1].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@counter5.sextracker[1].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@counter15.sextracker[1].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@counter3.sextracker[1].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@counter10.sextracker[2].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@valueclick[1].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@valueclick[2].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@valueclick[3].txt Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\anyuser@valueclick[5].txt Transponder file:C:\WINDOWS\domlst.cch Other file:C:\WINDOWS\VX2.DLL OnFlow file:C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\NPONFLOW.DLL OnFlow file:C:\Program Files\onflow\uninstall onflow.exe BonziBuddy file:C:\Program Files\LimeWire\2.4.4\bonzi.url Cydoor file:C:\Program Files\LimeWire\2.4.4\cydoor.exe Cydoor file:C:\Program Files\LimeWire\2.4.4\cydoor_uninstall.exe TopMoxie file:C:\Program Files\LimeWire\2.4.4\top_moxie.exe File scan result: Suspicious files found:46 *********************************************­*** I know I can live withoutthe SexTracker cookies, but what should I do with everything else?? Delete it all? Go item by item? I don'tknow what some of it is. The 'cydooor'sounds spooky. Suggestions?
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 6:01:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 10:05:30 PM EDT
thanks for for the reg update almost forgot
Link Posted: 10/2/2002 10:17:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By larry_b: Go to [url]http://www.lavasoftusa.com/downloads.html[/url] and install Ad-aware and RefUpdate, then run RefUpdate to apply updated signatures. Then configure ad-aware to check the registries and your hard drive(s); it'll strip out most scumware including Gator.
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I heartily recommend AdAware. Gets rid of CometCursor, Gator, DoubleClick, all sorts of garbage.
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