Posted 27 July 2004 - 03:50 AM
Immediately, PestPatrol said it located a hijack called CWS.googleMS.3 and clicking on the plus sign told me that it was located in HKEY Local Machine Software Microsoft (and the rest was not viewable) which was in the color blue (it was a hyperlink). Attempting to copy the hyperlink by dragging over it did nothing. Attempting to right-click on it transferred me to a page that was titled CWS.googleMS.3 and stayed there only long enough for me to catch the title before it bounced to the general CWS page. However, no mention of this particular hijack anywhere on their rather lengthy page.
I then shut down the browser (IE6) and ran Spybot S&D, and it found no problems except the DSO Exploit, which (of course) even though it states that the problem is fixed, it never does. But no mentioned of PestPatrol's claimed hijack find.
Then, I downloaded their 10-day free trial. I installed it, even though Windows warned me that there was no digital signature (contrary to PestPatrol's claim that it is digitally signed). Then I ran PestPatrol's 10-day free trial and it did not find the claimed CWS.googleMS.3 hijack.
But it gets better!
I then shut down PestPatrol in the System Tray, then went back to PestPatrol's site and re-ran their Free Scan and - you guessed it - the scan found CWS.googleMS.3 once more.
Short of this being a Root Kit problem, I hereby announce my strong suspicion that PestPatrol's Free Scan actually found anything.
Posted 27 July 2004 - 04:00 AM
PS: for the links to the programs see below
PSS: And for the future, if you still want to download other programs to remove spyware, take a look HERE FIRST!
Edited by H@ns, 27 July 2004 - 04:02 AM.
Posted 27 July 2004 - 04:18 AM
At any rate, before you replied, I immedately installed the latest / greatest version of Mozilla's Firefox, and will take advantage of the much appreciated links you provided at the end of your reply.
Posted 27 July 2004 - 04:20 AM
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