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#1 jus78

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 01:31 PM

This was weird. When I was on bleepingcomputer.com I was suddenly bombarded with a message from Sypweeper that software programs (Bargain Buddy) were running in my memory as well as adware on my system (file Genie, teen XXX, etc.). I was able to get rid of all but Bargain Buddy because my computer told me that it was being used. However, I ended the process in my task manager window and upon restarting my computer was able to delete the Bargain Buddy file which, strangely enough, contained no kilobytes of info. Anyone know why this would have happened to me granted the fact that I didn't visit any suspect sites and had Zone Alarm running as a firewall on my system? Thanks. Justin.

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 01:43 PM

Did you perhaps go to our page that scans for Spyware? We have a spyware scanner, only searches for a few, but it does access your registry. Spysweeper may have felt that was the spywar eitself trying to access you.

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 01:44 PM

I clicked on a link for Panda Software from one of the posts. Maybe that was it?

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Posted 04 May 2004 - 02:56 PM

Shouldnt have caused a problem unless they have a similar mechanism.




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