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Altnetsoftware Infection


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#1 politruc2003

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 05:57 PM

Hi guys,

I have a proble, I'd appreciate your help: When I run SpywareDoctor I get the message that I'm infected with AltnetSoftware (bundled with Kazaa). I don't have kazaa on my computer. I use WinXP home, updated.

Can anyone help?

Thanks a lot!

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 09:24 PM

Does SpywareDoctor say that it removes it?

Try using Ad-Aware and SpyBot S&D to scan also. Be sure to update them before running them.

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#3 politruc2003

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 10:04 PM

Hi Leurgy,

Thanks for your answer. I have the free spywaredoctor, can't remove it. I used both adaware and S&D, they didn't find anything. Any ideas?

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 10:51 PM

If SpyBot and Ad-Aware didn't find AltNet then its not there. This is what is called a "False Positive as a goad to purchase". In other words they claim you have a problem that you really don't in order to get you to buy the program.

I recommend you uninstall spywaredoctor from Add/Remove programs and leave it at that. Fortunately it uninstalls completely.

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 11:15 PM

Thanks, Leurgy! wow, I thought spyware doctor wasn't doing this kind of things. I appreciate your help.

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 11:39 PM

Your welcome politruc2003.

I've heard people say it is a good program and they like it once its paid for but I tried the version you have and the items it found on one of my machines were highly exagerrated in their severity. For instance it indicated that a cookie was a critical item or some such when it really wasn't. It uninstalled completely though, which is unusual for that type of trial program.

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 01:17 PM

I totally agree with Leurgy - i used the trial version of spywaredoctor and installed it onto a clean computer. It through up numerous harmless registry entries as being serious adware. That was enough for me and i uninstalled it. I stick to the more well known programs such as ad-aware and spybot.
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Posted 17 February 2006 - 07:17 PM

I appreciat your advice guys! I've had problems with ispyware doctor in the past, so I'll uninstall it.

Thanks!

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 03:48 AM

I think that's a wise choice. Take a read here about the programs we recommend.
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