MyWaySA

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by JerryM, Mar 30, 2005.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    My BHO Demon and also WinPatrol identified something that had this in its identity as Malware.

    I removed the part that was listed, but WinPatrol said that the file folder would be in the C program folder. That folder is MyWaySA.

    Is there any reason that I should not remove/delete that folder? It is evidently associated with IE, and maybe some search function.

    Jerry
     
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    Dont delete it directly first.
    I would suggest you use Spybot, Adaware or Spyware Doctor to root out all the infected files and registry entries.
    I also found a link for you
    http://www.scanspyware.net/info/MyWay.MyBar.htm

    Hope it helps.

    Abhishek
     
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  3. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I ran Adaware, Spybot S&D, Spy Sweeper, and Counterspy. Then I ran the program from the site you referenced. It quickly found 27 entries of spyware. Most were shown as.
    Spyware - Viewpoint toolbar
    Category - RegKey
    Value- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOF

    High risk.

    Somehow after running the programs that I have, and they did not find anything, I am skeptical as to the results of the tool from scabsotware.

    Opinions?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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  5. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    snowbound,
    Thanks. I should have checked that site.
    I removed it from my machine, and also the myway stuff.
    I guess it has been there for awhile, but had not causes any known problems.

    Thanks, again.

    Jerry
     
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    Your welcome Jerry. :)



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  7. JerryM

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    I was surprised that when I scanned with MS Anti Spyware Beta, it told me that I had some bad malware. It happened to be connected with IE. It wanted me to go to MyWay search. In fact that is the way that I got MyWay on IE when I used MSAS to check out my system. I am not sure how I did that. But BHS Demon and some other programs caught it and identified it as undesireable.

    To double check the MSAS, I did not change any settings or remove the malware. I then used Counterspy, Spy Sweeper, AdAware, Spybot, and AV. Nothing indicated any malware. It is obvious to me that MS has certain programs that it wants to run.

    I admit a disappointment in the MS Antispyware program. Maybe it was to be expected.

    Jerry
     
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