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Confirmation of SpyBot DSO Exploit glitch?

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Hey all,


I hope that this is in the correct section. I have had my battles with virii and spyware in the past, as well as homepage hijackings, etc..... And since I run AVG, Adaware, and now spybot, regularly, there seems to be nothing that i cannot get rid of for good. I have recently run cwshredder, and removed some things as well....


Anyway, my question is -- even after everything seems clean, when i run spybot i get the following (below) results (the top part is self explanitory to me, it's the DSO EXPLOIT reg-entry part at the bottom that I do not totally understand):


I hear that this is a glitch, i just wanted to confirm it.





DoubleClick: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: Matt) (Cookie, nothing done)



Avenue A, Inc.: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: Matt) (Cookie, nothing done)



DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3


DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1307759246-3641812577-2111303108-1008\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3


DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3


DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3


DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3



--- Spybot - Search && Destroy version: 1.3 ---

2004-07-09 Includes\Cookies.sbi

2004-07-09 Includes\Dialer.sbi

2004-07-09 Includes\Hijackers.sbi

2004-07-09 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi

2004-05-12 Includes\LSP.sbi

2004-07-09 Includes\Malware.sbi

2004-07-09 Includes\Revision.sbi

2004-07-02 Includes\Security.sbi

2004-07-09 Includes\Spybots.sbi

2004-07-09 Includes\Tracks.uti

2004-07-09 Includes\Trojans.sbi





Well, there it is.... Now since the DSO entries each say "Registry change, nothing done" i don't know if this is something that windows automatically changes all the time, and this is normal for this to show in the scan results - or if it's a harmless preference that I change that makes those appear or what..... If you could explain this to me -- i would greatly appreciate it!!! Hopefully it is a glitch!



Thanks in advance,





P.S. Has anyone noticed that cwshredder is not able to update via the program lately?

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In the "Tools" section of Spybot is "System Internals"

do a scan there and delete them.


I'd back those up before deleting them.

Edited by Zontar

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