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#1 Confused X 2

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 11:19 AM

I just updated my Trend Micro and did a full scan. I detected adware_hotbar and indicated in was my desktop weather program from the weather channel. The program cost about $30 a year and is supposed to be ad free. I have email the weather channel and they responded by telling me to disable my spyware detector. My question is, what is adware_hotbar? Is it a keylogger? What would you do? Thanks in advance.

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 01:56 AM

I cannot find out much about it other than the fact that it is embedded in that weather program and that if the adware bar is removed, the weather program ceases to function.

Have you been noticing any ads, pop-ups, unusual network traffic or anything?

I heartily dislike the suggestion of turning off your spyware software as a solution. That makes me question the integrity of the software provider and whether this adware bar is indeed spyware.

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#3 fozzie


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Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:15 AM

Please download Lavasoft Adaware from my sig, and run it in safe mode. here is a removal tool

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