Accelerated Software

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by juca, Aug 17, 2002.

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  1. juca

    juca Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I installed iMesh yesterday and it installed too many sapyware programs with it. Then i removed it. When i rebooted, a software by this Accelerated Software Corporation was installed, with some antivirus files named RAV.
    I would like to know if someone knows anything about this Accelerated Software Corporation and if RAV has something with this spyware stuff, and finally why Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware didn't detected it?

    Regards,
    Juca
     
  2. Mike_Healan

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    Accelerated Software is something that shows up with certain other programs, web3000 and gator to name two. Ad-aware does remove it, unless you've gotten a new version of it.
    Are you using Adaware 5.83 with reffile 038-06.08.2002? If not, go update. http://www.lavasoft.nu/downloads.html
     
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    That would be 038-16.08.2002
     
  4. juca

    juca Registered Member

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    Yes, I have ad-aware with the latest reference file and it really missed Accelerated Software...

    Now I already got rid of it. I went in dos mode and deleted the folders it created.
     
  5. Mike_Healan

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    LOL Pete. Thanks for keeping me straight. :D

    Alright, Juca, I'll keep my eye on any other reports of it.
     
  6. snapdragin

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    hi Mike,

    A friend of mine found the Acceleration Software International Corporation on his pc today, and showed 4 registry keys with it. The most recent update of Ad-Aware caught it, but the previous one hadn't. i had asked if they had d/l'ed anything new (this is a fairly new XP machine) and they had only d/l'ed KaZaa, which they deleted, although KaZaa was deleted through the Add/Remove utility. Nothing else was flagged on their pc except the Acceleration Software.

    i told them to put it in the ignore of Ad-Aware until i could find out more about it, and if it was safe to delete it. i am thinking it had come with KaZaa and left behind when they deleted KaZaa....so i will suggest they make a backup just in case and delete the Accelerated thing.

    just wanted to let you know that the most recent ref update for AA did catch this one.

    snap
     
  7. parkersxs

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    There is supposed to be a neutered version of imesh out much like kazaa lite.
     
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