DSO Exploit Not Removed By SpyBot
Posted 29 June 2004 - 11:24 AM
I cannot attach the SpyBot log. When I copy it I can't paste it here. I have no idea how to "open it in Notepad" as there are no directions for doing so. I saved the log in "my documents" but when I try to open it, it simply creates an email with the log as an attachment.
Thanks for your help.
Posted 29 June 2004 - 03:16 PM
Not to worry That is just a glitch in Spybot and will probably be fixed in a future update. You can just put those DSO items on ignore for now.
See the thread in the Spybot Forum here which explains the bug about DSO exploit found in Spybot:
You see, there are several reports of this issue here in the Spybot forum, which shows that it is happening for a lot of people, so in that sense it's normal - meaning your system is reacting like many others...
However, the fact that Spybot isn't properly fixing this is just a simple bug that I'm sure will be fixed soon.
Basically what's happening is that Spybot is finding that the security setting for "Download unsigned ActiveX controls" for the (normally) hidden "My Computer" zone in Internet Explorer is not set to disabled.
Given that anyone who is properly patched (via Windows Update) is not vulnerable to this exploit anymore, this is really not a serious issue, so provided your system is patched, you have nothing to worry about and can just ignore this until the fix comes out.
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