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ADS and spyware

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#1 10rand


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Posted 21 April 2005 - 08:23 AM

Since spyware is so rife I would like to add ADS Spy to my list of spyware detectives. I would like to catch spyware and viruses early before they do a lot of damage. Is there a list like Tony Klein's BHO List or Spyware definitions, I can consult when I use the ADS Spy so as to enable me to differentiate between good ADS and bad ones, and also to enable me to ask the right questions?
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#2 tg1911


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Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:04 AM

Is ADS Spy the full name of the program you want to use?
Before adding any spyware programs, you should check this list, to make sure it's not listed.
If it's on the list, remove it.

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#3 10rand

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 12:45 PM

The product is called ADS Spy 1.05, its author is Merijn( I think he is a well known personality in computer security, he is also the author of HijackThis, I think or ehhh has written a tutorial on how to use HJT) This is for check Windows Alternate Data Streams, it is also mentioned here on Bleepingcomputer Tutorials. Not that I would dream of deleting anything, just want to know what is good or bad. Thanks.
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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:21 PM

I am also interested in your question, 10rand.

I found another application or two that deal with this feaure.

One, the LADS didn't work for me,
the DOS screen appears/diappears in a fraction of a second upon opening the application.

Probably my fault, but I opted in favor of a GUI application from these folks:


Under the free software downloads tab, you'll find this:


Unzip it, and click the executable and you'll have this sorta result:

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and use the "file" option at top to save a log report.

Viewing that report will bring questions to mind,
of the exact kind you ask about.

I'd like to know which are good, and why.
Which are bad, and why.

Basically, how does one interpret the results?

There is a "white paper" download available as a companion to this application,
and it provides some clues ...

Edited by phawgg, 21 April 2005 - 03:23 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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