Is this safe??

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by zonecrew, Nov 5, 2004.

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  1. zonecrew

    zonecrew Registered Member

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    whenever i connect to the net my zonealarm firewall warns me that a search assistant called sais.exe is trying to connect to the net.

    i think this is part of my broadband access?? as it attempts to connect to the BT website (i use bt broadband)

    should i allow access or is it spyware??
     
  2. Blackspear

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  3. snapdragin

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    Hi zonecrew, and welcome to Wilders. :)

    As Blackspear's link will show you, sais.exe is not part of your ISP but is part of the 180 Search Assistant adware/spyware, so you have done right in blocking it's access to the internet.

    You can try uninstalling 180 Search Assistant through "Add/Remove Programs" first. There is more information for manual cleaning here: Kephyr - 180 Search Assistant

    If you do not have the following, then download, install and bring up to-date one of the following two anti-spyware programs (using both is also recommended and they work well together) and do a full system scan them:
    Ad-Aware SE Personal
    Spybot Search&Destroy

    Let us know how you make out.

    Regards,

    snap
     
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  4. zonecrew

    zonecrew Registered Member

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    thanks for the advice


    ;)
     
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