spyware that got through

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by absag, Jan 13, 2005.

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  1. absag

    absag Registered Member

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    Have been using Spyware blaster & Spybot S&D for a several mos. This week Microsoft gave out a new antispyware program to XP users. Installed it and it caught a few common spywares that have been in my machine for a month w/o Spyware blaster stopping the entry & w/o Spybot S&D catching them. :eek:
    Here are the names so others can be on the look out &so that the program designers can try to program defense against them.
    1] Warez P2P Adware Bundle
    2] SearchSquire Adware (New Media Properties, LLC)
    3] StartNow Hyrperbar Tools (StartNow international Ltd toolbar([this is a "IE search" & IE homepage URL diverter]
    4] New.Net
    best
    absag
     
  2. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Hey absag....Welcome to Wilders,

    Before I agree with your assesment....would you mind sharing a little more info concerning this spyware that got through....as in what location in the registry or hard drive did Giant\Microsoft Anti-spyware claim it found spyware ? If you could post a screen shot of the findings it sure would be helpful.
     
  3. Ailric

    Ailric Guest

    Squiresearch is most likely a false positive caused by immunizing with Spybot S&D.
     
  4. bigbuck

    bigbuck Registered Member

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    Yep....definitely. I found that one.
     
  5. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Or IE-Spyad....if that program is being used....but SpywareBlaster does not have SearchSquire in it's database. Also....MS antispyware definetly gives a False positive concerning SearchSquire due to an entry from IE-Spyad.
     

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