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#1 civ


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Posted 17 February 2007 - 10:24 AM

My MacAfee Antivirus program today, for the first time, reported as a Potentially Unwanted Program a program that apparently has been on my Win2000PE computer since 2003 -- WINNT\System32\blocker.dll.
Is that a harmful program that needs to be removed. If so, (1) can it be removed without affecting other programs, and (2) what is the best way to remove it?
Thank you.

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 10:43 AM

Blocker.dll file information
The process Acronis Popup Blocker belongs to the software Acronis Popup Blocker by Acronis (www.acronis.com).

Description: Blocker.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows XP are 437107 bytes (62% of all occurrence), 420130 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is E24AD748-155E-4254-B674-4EDF86E7E1DF. The program has no visible window. It is able to change the behavior or monitor the Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows core file. Program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Blocker.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous.

This legitimate BHO (POP-UP~1.DLL) is related to Acronis Privacy Expert Suite

Important: Some malware camouflage themselves as Blocker.dll, particularly if they are located in c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Thus check the Blocker.dll process on your pc whether it is pest.
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