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#1 ktjo

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 06:19 PM

Spyware Doctor tells me C-Dilla is present. Articles I've read refer to it
as a reporting device installed by 'the manufacturer' re CD programs, but it's
brand new to me and I've not installed anything lately, so I'm not sure how
it took up residence.

Spyware Doctor's description is:

Toolname: Registry Scanner
Infection Type: registry key
Risk Level: Medium
Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\C07ft5Y

Assuming I should remove it - will using Spyware Doctor's quarantine
and removal tool be sufficient - or is there something else I need to do
besides that?

Thanks, I hope...

K

PS..if this is not a 'help' Forum, please direct me to the appropriate
area. Clicking on the link only takes me to the notice advising the site
is having a few web difficulties. Thanks again

#2 VashonDude

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 07:38 PM

This article explains what C-Dilla is. As far as proper removal goes, I'm not quite sure.

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#3 Jacee

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 10:01 PM

I'm not sure how to remove it safely, but don't be fooled by a 'bogus' program that says it will remove it:
Rogue/Suspest.....please see this info on SpyDoctor
http://www.spywarewa...re.htm#products

false positives work as goad to purchase (1); poor scan reporting (1); same app as Spyblocs/eBlocs, Spyinator, SpyKiller 2004, SpySpotter, & SpywareThis; Ad-aware knockoff; Note: not to be confused w/ Spyware Doctor, a completely different app by another company [A: 6-29-04 / U: 8-4-04]

I had it on my 98se. I let a program remove it ......the next thing I knew..I had no operative computer. :huh: I had to reformat, and lost everything.

If you can... disable it, then find the program that it came bundled with.....uninstall the program. You won't be able to use that program/software again, but it's worth it!

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#4 Budfred

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 10:13 PM

Spyware Doctor is actually a different program that SpyDoctor.... It is considered legit...

As for Cdilla... if you decide to remove it, good luck... It is VERY hard to remove in most cases... It apparently installs in such a way that sometimes the only way to get rid of it is to wipe the hard drive and do a fresh install... I haven't heard much about it lately, so it is possible that has changed.... It is one of the more aggressive means of copy protection that the recording industry has come up with....
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Posted 19 August 2004 - 10:54 PM

Yes....Spyware Doctor is only $39.95 (where is a wink when I need one? :D )

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 05:31 AM

Here is some feedback on Spyware Doctor.

http://spywarewarrio...opic.php?t=4805

http://www.wildersse...ead.php?t=43060,

#7 ktjo

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 01:56 PM

Thanks for your help everyone. I used Spyware Doctor's removal tool and,
since 'Search' can't find it, I'm assuming it's gone.

Oddly, when I had SD installed before (removed it last week - tried a few
others), C-Dilla wasn't reported. No new installations occurred between
that time and yesterday's new d/l of it..but there it was. As C-Dilla isn't
anything new, I'm surprised it wasn't caught before.

Along with Norton Anti-Virus, I use Ad-Aware and, for the present, Spy Doctor.

Only the Norton is a registered version...so if there are additional or
other programs recommended more highly than these 2 'freebies', please
enlighten me.

So far, I've had no problems with either, but perhaps I've just been lucky?

Thanks again - I appreciate your input.

K

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 05:06 PM

I think the reason that Cdilla wasn't detected is that most programs don't consider it to be full blown malware... It is obnoxious, but it is generally considered to be legit...

Along with Norton Anti-Virus, I use Ad-Aware and, for the present, Spy Doctor.

I hope this is a misprint... While Spyware Doctor is considered legit, if not ready for prime time, SpyDoctor is rogue....
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#9 zjclimber

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 02:06 AM

I scaned with avast, ss&d,avg,micro trend housecall, & spyware docter. Spyware
doctor is the only scanner that finds c-dlla. Of course spyware docter wants $38
to remove it.
I,ve googled c-dilla but there is very little info. It appears to be imposed on my
comput my a legit company. I have never downloaed any music files or video.
Are there any known programs (free) that will kill it.

Thanks In Advance

#10 pepper

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 06:06 PM

I,ve googled c-dilla but there is very little info. It appears to be imposed on my
comput my a legit company.

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Hi zjclimber,

Quite alot of commerical programs use C-Dilla such as almost all Electronic Art productions... (Sims, Sims 2, etc..), 2003 TurboTax Deluxe from Intuit. A while back I have posted a list of known commerical products that use C-Dilla copyprotection. (I think it was in early 2004 or late 2003 although)

One of your commercial products might have installed it. It's probably not a good idea to delete it, since it could impede the running of that particular program.

Personally, I don't think C-dilla is that a big deal to worry about. However some versions of C-Dilla is able to screw up the printer ability. It depends on how the companies use the copy protection mode of it. It is adjustable as I am led to believe.

regards,

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 04:17 PM

ktjo

Spyware Doctor's description is:

Toolname: Registry Scanner
Infection Type: registry key
Risk Level: Medium
Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\C07ft5Y


I have the same registry key on my xp pro box. It was there with fresh install before I even connected to internet or added any other programs.
Possibly a false positive by Spyware Doctor?

I have the same key on all my xp boxes (5 in all), see it on every xp box I have ever worked on. (home and pro)

This is all I have ever seen at that key: (export of C07ft5Y)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\C07ft5Y]
@="SafeDisc RefCount"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\C07ft5Y\WinXP]
@=""

I dont think good idea to try removing it. Yours show the same?

Yours too zjclimber?

If so..I would think it's safe to leave well alone.
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Posted 12 November 2004 - 01:08 AM

I scaned with avast, ss&d,avg,micro trend housecall, & spyware docter. Spyware
doctor is the only scanner that finds c-dlla. Of course  spyware docter wants $38
to remove it.
I,ve googled c-dilla but there is very little info. It appears to be imposed on my
comput my a legit company. I have never downloaed any music files or video.
Are there any known programs (free) that will kill it.

                        Thanks In Advance

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Well this is what I ended up doing a while back...... :hmmm:

http://www.spywarein...showtopic=14917

HTH
Take care

#13 JRosenfeld

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 01:35 PM

I have C-Dilla, required to run Mathcad since (I think) version 9 or so. If you delete it Mathcad will not run.

PS it appears separately in Add/remove as Safecast shared components.

Edited by JRosenfeld, 17 November 2004 - 01:38 PM.





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