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cmrinva

Pest Patrol and Spybot S&D

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Hi, all. Does anyone know if the new update to Pest Patrol contains false positives for Bonzi Buddy and Adshooter.searchforit? I looked for most all of the entries it said to look for and could not find them.

 

Also, the latest Spybot S&D had the following checked (to NOT search for), and I didn't mark them: LSP.new.net, new.net, My Search, and Sidestep. I was not sure if these were automatically checked to ignore by the update or not.

 

Also my HJT log has changed and has an R0 entry, plus a couple of entries with "no file" after them.

 

Thanks.

 

cmrinva

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Hi Cmrinva

 

I have Pest Patrol and did get the AdShooter.SearchForit false positive also, (among others) but i did not get Bonzi Buddy, but that doesn't mean it isn't a FP. Pest Patrol is famous for its False Positives. I would always consider anything found by PP to be a FP first before anything else. I also wouldn't recommend PP for newbies at all, due to its high rate of FPs.

 

As far as Spybot goes, i also have the same items checked that you do, not sure why their checked. Perhaps a visit to their forum would shed some light on the matter. That's what i'm going to do.

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The FP for AdShooter.SearchForit seems to happen if you have SpywareBlaster installed. SpywareBlaster sets the killbit for AdShooter.SearchForit, but Pest Patrol doesn't recognize it properly.

 

-- LB

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Thanks, lonewolf and VashonDude. I read the article at dsl reports - at least that explains that. I am aware of PP's propensity for fp's, but wanted input.

 

Any ideas on the RO main/local page= (no words, just blank field), F2 userinit.exe, an 09 extra button - no name and no file? I think the other one I was concerned about is 20 apitrap.dll, which may be related to NAV according to Acsell's list.

 

Any insight appreciated.

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everytime i scan with PP, it find BonziBuddy and Download Accelerator Plus -- none of which I have nor had. They're all registry strings and I'm not sure I should remove them since, as stated, I never had them. Also i'm virus/trojan/scum- or no-scumware free. Any advice? :cool:

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