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#1 vi3t_dragon31

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 11:37 AM

welll i was downloading something and it popup this stuff


windows cannot find "C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.YOUR-KYBTG65GXE.003\local Settings\temorary internet files\content.IES\XMH9NCKP\a14[1]mpg". make sure you type the name correctly, and then try agian. to search for a file, click the start button, and then click search.

everything i try to download it pop this up can some1 help me please

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 01:31 PM

Usually any sort of popup means spyware somewhere. :thumbsup:

This file you posted definitely looks like something weird.

See this article:
Taking out the Trash
Have you tried a complete cleaning to see if that helps?
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...showtutorial=62
Try these free tools.
Trendmicro (free virus scan only)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Adware SE (update after installing)
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Spybot S&D (update after installing)
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Dest...4-10122137.html

After doing this and the problems are not better feel free to post a HJT log.
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#3 por que?

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 01:53 PM

Don't use Adaware, they are paid by companies to not tell you about their trojans and spyware.

The best one, IMO is
XoftSpy
http://www.xoftspy.com

Trend Micro's House Call is very good, as mention previously. But you should never run only one virus scan... run 2 virus scans at least weekly. So, I recommend running, for example House Call with your regular McAfee.
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:36 PM

Don't use Adaware, they are paid by companies to not tell you about their trojans and spyware.

LavaSoft's Ad-Aware SE is a well documented and reliable spyware remover & recommended by several well known spyware forums & specialists, please supply reliable links to support your allegations.

Edited by River_Rat, 02 August 2005 - 02:37 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2005 - 03:16 PM

LavaSoft's Ad-Aware SE is a well documented and reliable spyware remover & recommended by several well known spyware forums & specialists, please supply reliable links to support your allegations.

I will try to do so as soon as I can find the link(s) where I have read this.

AdAware is well documented and seemingly reliable, but like I said they are paid to not mention the trojans and spyware from companies that pay. You only THINK it's reliable.
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 03:43 PM

Yeah por que?, I'd also like to see your documentation.
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 03:50 PM

Yeah por que?, I'd also like to see your documentation.

OK? You COULD have just waited for me to post it, couldn't you....
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 03:54 PM

Don't use Adaware, they are paid by companies to not tell you about their trojans and spyware.

The best one, IMO is
XoftSpy
http://www.xoftspy.com

Trend Micro's House Call is very good, as mention previously. But you should never run only one virus scan... run 2 virus scans at least weekly. So, I recommend running, for example House Call with your regular McAfee.

That is an undocumented and libelous rumor that spread over the internet a few months ago. Lavasoft's integrity and credibility is flawless.

It is amazing that even when what is acknowledged by almost every internet security expert to be one of the best anti-malware programs ever offered, and offered for free, there will still be maliciously slanderous rumors started and spread by people who don't ever bother to check the facts.

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 08:01 PM

Enthuiast....hold off a second.

I'm not agreeing with the Lavasoft claim. BUT, I did notice in a recent test that I personally did for a website review of spyware remover programs, That Ad Aware, was missing some rather significant spyware that was found by Spy Sweeper.

I have personally noticed Ad Aware not performing as well as it used to.....and just so you know, Ad Aware Was the ONLY spyware program that I used and recommended and I have been using it for many years now.

I tested Ad Aware along with Microsoft's New Spyware Program, Spy Sweeper and Spybot....and prior to the test I was expecting Ad Aware to Blow away the competition....and it did, except for Spy Sweeper. Spy Sweeper Did Better than Ad Aware. Since then I have been running both Spy Sweeper and Ad Aware... and consistently Spy Sweeper has been finding things that Ad Aware Misses....

So, while I'm not sure what 'por que' said is completely accurate....I also would not be so quick to rush to LavaSoft's Defense as you did. I would suggest that you try out Spy Sweeper for awhile and keep Ad Aware...just so you can see for yourself.

As a loyal Ad Aware Believer from the start I am beginning to turn away from them. But my change in heart is 100 % based on Observations that I Have done myself...not on rumors or things I read.....
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 09:09 PM

Hi vi3t_dragon31,

I believe if you follow River_Rat's advice in his first post and let us know how it goes would be the best way to resolve your issue. You will probably need to have a HijackThis log submitted to really be able to tell what's going on.

Let me see if I can clear up some issues brought up by por que? ( and my apologies, windowsxp550, I started typing this out before you posted.)

I haven't seen any documented proof that Ad-Aware is taking money from anyone to not detect their malware. However, it is a fact that they delisted WhenU, which is a controversial decision. You can find more information, minus the speculation, here:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/spywar...ion_dropped.php

Ad-Aware does some thing I don't like, and really I'm more upset that they discontinued their support forums for the free version. Things would be different if Steve Gibson still had control of the program. But they are still the oldest, one of the best and free. And the fact is that it can help you remove malware that is much more insidous than WhenU. And what it misses, Spybot S&D or some other reputable scanners might pick up.

What gets listed and delisted is always going to be controversial, and AAW is not the only one to risk their reputaion in that area. At BC, we recommend running AdAware and Spybot S&D as the first steps in the malware removal process because they started out with a good reputation and is more interested in doing their job than making money.

And just to let you know, por que?, we recommend freeware products over commercial ones when possible. If you want a list of products you can trust, both free and commercial, see here.

Actually xoftspy started out being on the list of rogue spyware. For the skinny on it, see here.

Personally, I don't care that it is better than it used to be in as far as it doesn't use false positives any more. I find the page you link to to still be deceptive. They don't tell you that a free scan and a free download doesn't mean that fixing anything is not free. You have to look around quite a bit to find out how much it costs.

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 09:44 PM

I realized that what I posted about AdAware was something that I read in the local newspaper. I cannot find it, but be my guest. It's the newspaper in Shreveport, Louisiana.

I myself have tried AdAware and XoftSpy. For a few months, I would run them both weekly starting with AA and the running Xoftspy. I found that week after week, XoftSpy found about 20 more programs to remove than AA. I'm not saying this is because AA gets paid to do that on purpose, I am just making the statement to show that even if my earlier statements can be discredited, it can be easily proven through easy research that AA does not do nearly as well as some other programs.

I myself would not hesitate to believe that AA gets paid to do it, however. It makes sense. AA will still make money from thousands of customers purchasing the product(s) and they will get even more income from the spyware companies that they don't remove.

Please, please take note that these are merely opinions. I obviously cannot make STATEMENTS concerning AdAware, as I have nothing to do with the company.
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 10:30 PM

It's OK, por que?, the boards are here for anyone to express their opinion and I encourage that. I happen to not agree with you or your reasoning and don't think it is helpful to tell someone not to run Ad-Aware because someone might get paid for not removing some gray area malware.

Thing is, us debating whether or not the free Ad-Aware (I beleieve you missed the point that we're talking about the freeware version) is or isn't the best, and only comparing it to a commercial app isn't very convincing to me and for sure isn't helpful to vi3t_dragon31.

So I am closing this thread for going too far off topic. If anyone wants to help vi3t_dragon31 with the problem, another topic has been started here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...topic=26743&hl=

If anyone wants to continue the debate about Ad-Aware, start a new topic here: AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods

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