SpywareBlaster missed some spyware

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Byron Aldrich, Dec 30, 2003.

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  1. Hello,

    Recently I received a promotional ad for a free program called "Spyhunter." The ad said that I had spyware on my computer. I then downloaded the free version.

    This version scans but does not remove spyware.

    Before running Spyhunter, I ran AdAware, Spybot and Spyblaster and removed all spyware that was indicated. Upon scanning with Spyhunter discovered many instances of spyware. 93 occurred within the Registry, 4 in cookies and 4 as files.

    The details are as follows:

    BackWebLite, file named chandir.idx;
    BackWeblite, appearing in the registry;
    DyFuCA, occuring in the registry;
    Kontiki, registry;
    Media -- cookie;
    Revenue -- cookie;
    SearchExplorerBar -- registry.

    My question is: Why did AdAware miss these item? Can you add these items to your database? I hope so!

    Can you answer or forward to the appropriate person or team?

    Best regards,

    Byron Aldrich
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Byron,

    SpyHunter is known for a few false positives.
    We would have to know where the files were found.

    If you could follow instructions here: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=15913
    I would be happy to check if any of that spyware is active on your computer.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. Katt

    Katt Guest

    I was told by a PC expert NEVER REMOVE Back Web Lite or you will get PC problems BIG time :)
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Katt,

    There is a world of difference between disabling and removing.

    And then I still wonder where this expert got that idea. o_O

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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