altnet and isearch???

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JerryM, Jul 26, 2005.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I downloaded MicroWorld toolkit utility V 6.4.5
    In scanning it indicated the following.

    altnet Adware/Spyware found in file system No Action Taken
    isearch Adware/Spyware found in File system No Action Taken

    I am puzzled that if these are not FP why none of my other AV, AT, and AS have found them.
    BD 8.0, Ewido, Counterspy, Adaware, several online scanners including Housecall, Spybot S&D, in addition to the older V 4.4.7.

    Anyone know anything about these?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    fosius Registered Member

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    Maybe you have to check detecting spyware/adware in your Antivirus.
     
  3. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    In doing some research I wonder if they are legitimate spyware. It may be that they have been determined not to be by other AVs.
    Here is a removal tool for isearch, but not sure if it is necessary.
    http://toolbar.isearch.com/uninstall/

    It is interesting that isearch is a BHO helper, but BHO Demon does not detect it.

    Here is one for altnet.
    http://www.scanspyware.net/info/Altnet.htm

    Are these doing any harm?

    Jerry
     
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  5. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Thanks. I was suspicious since I had never heard of it. I often wonder if there is not some collusion regarding these sorts of things.

    I used Spybot today and took particular notice that both of the items in question are included in the scanning. Neither was identified as being present on my machine.

    I have not done anything yet, as I am hoping someone here knows more about it.

    Thanks again,
    Jerry
     
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