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#1 z3r0

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 12:05 AM

Hello I used to have DAP but all spyware programs detects scum from it.
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...

#2 H@ns

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 04:06 AM

Mods can one of you move this to Spywatch? >> CNM, Thanks :lol:

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.

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#3 Noone

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:48 AM

A few download managers that I like are
- FreshDownload (www.freshdevices.com)
- Download Plus (www.downloadplus.tk)

#4 ibutler

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 04:16 PM

I have always found - FreshDownload (www.freshdevices.com)
to be reliable.

I.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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#5 wyrmrider

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Posted 30 July 2004 - 10:20 PM

DAP is also hard to completly remove
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

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#6 wyrmrider

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Posted 31 July 2004 - 10:20 AM

yet another reason NOT to use DAP

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

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#7 wyrmrider

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 11:16 AM

more reasons not to use dap

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
{7892BA33-7984-43A5-A8F5-27EDOAFE6143}

5B985D95-D4EE-44E5-AE57-B88659B9DEE4
5BFA1DAE-5EDC-11D2-595E-00C00C0D2A5E

DOWNLOAD & ALL WITH DAP HK CU S MS IE MENU EXT
&DOWNLOAD WITH & DAP (missed by aluria scanner found by eyes in registry)

669695BC-A811-4A9D-8CDF-BA8C795F261C HK_CU_\SOFT\MS\IE\EXT\CMDMAPPING

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#8 Marverick

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 01:17 PM

I don't know why people would even use DAP, as long as you aren't on a 56k, I don't see any reason to download it. I'd suggest using a program like FlashGET, it's also a download managaer but it's 100% spyware free.

Edited by Marverick, 03 August 2004 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2004 - 03:15 PM

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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]



#10 wyrmrider

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 09:32 AM

get rid of that help-me !!!

on dap

my friend roseie had dap on 56k as I said above

the NEW
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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