Download Accelerator Plus
Posted 27 July 2004 - 12:05 AM
So I wonder: is Download Accelerator Plus Evil or contains pest?
Is it safe to use?
Or can spyware be neutralized after installing it?
I liked DAP...
Posted 27 July 2004 - 04:06 AM
I don't like ""Download Accelerators" at all. DAP is since a few times spyware-free (?) but as said before, I don't like programs like this. (Maybe DAP still contains spyware)
So remove it from your disk, and download in the normal way
Edited by H@ns, 28 July 2004 - 10:02 AM.
Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:48 AM
- FreshDownload (www.freshdevices.com)
- Download Plus (www.downloadplus.tk)
Posted 28 July 2004 - 04:16 PM
to be reliable.
Posted 30 July 2004 - 10:20 PM
you will have to search not only on dap but on the name of its parent firm
each file you have downloaded will create a zip file
you may wish to copy the list of who where when before removal
there are also many ad file ads1 ads2 etc
There are lists of free spyware negative replacement programs available
Posted 31 July 2004 - 10:20 AM
my norton disk doctor was choking on QUARAN~1
spybot was choking somewhere
cleaned out ad-aware and NAV Quarantine
Webroot Spy-sweeper had 5000 Dap files in quarantine
(Webroot comes with my Earthlink account I forgot it was there)
all better now
Posted 03 August 2004 - 11:16 AM
DAP found by aluria scan only product run update before scanning
I was going to remove but have not yet ARE in my registry
not in BHOList
top three are in two places HK CLASSES ROOT INTERFACE HKLM
DOWNLOAD & ALL WITH DAP HK CU S MS IE MENU EXT
&DOWNLOAD WITH & DAP (missed by aluria scanner found by eyes in registry)
Posted 03 August 2004 - 01:17 PM
Edited by Marverick, 03 August 2004 - 01:20 PM.
Posted 10 October 2004 - 03:15 PM
Please consider changing that, as it is a front for PAL spyware remover, which is on the rogue list.
PAL Spyware Remover |aggressive advertising (1, 2, 3); false positives work as goad to purchase; uses inadequate ref database ( 1 ); exploits name "spybot" (1); exploits name "spyware warrior" (1); [url="http://www.spywarewarrior.com/family_resemblances.htm#9"]same app as CoffeeCup Spyware Remover, Easy Spyware Killer, & JC Spyware Remover & Adware Killer - (Note: other domains associated w/ PAL Spyware Remover include: 1spyware-removal.com, adwarespyware.net, cybergations.com, jointventureforprofit.com/spy/, shmyl.com/ierison, spy-bot.com, spybot-scan.com, spybot-scanner.com, spybot-virus-scan.com, spybotsd.com, spy-spyware.com, spyware1.com, spywarefinder.net, spywarekiller.us, spyware-remover-software.net, spywarescout.com, spyware-virus-scan.com, spyware-virus-remover.com, trojan-virus-scan.com) [A: 6-26-04 / U: 6-26-04]
Posted 11 October 2004 - 09:32 AM
my friend roseie had dap on 56k as I said above
GIANT ANTI SAPYWARE product does the best job at removing DAP
see spywarewarrior for discussion
run ad-aware and spybot S&D first
watch for some false positives with GIant especially from your HOSTS, Restricted sites and some auto updates and uninstall citations Evidently Giant uses some agressive heuristics
BUT it does get rid of DAP better than anything else
See Eric's write up and comparison at Spyware warrior also search on DAP
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