180Search Assistant Alert ...real or not?

  mermaid25 21:44 23 May 2005

have just switched on pc, opened outlook express and a window appeared saying;
180search assistant alert...

The system has detected that a third party application has removed 180search assistant, possibly without your consent. this may cause some programs not to run as expected. please choose an option below.

1. Re-instal 180search assistant so that your programs will run as expected. requires internet connectivity.

2. Leave 180search assistant uninstalled, and clean up any 180search assistant files or settings that remian

3. Remind me later

I did not check any of the options... I just closed the window.

Is it genuine, what should I do next?

  VoG II 21:47 23 May 2005

Do nothing. 180 search assistant is spyware.

  VoG II 21:49 23 May 2005

And run Ad-aware click here and Spybot click here

  Technotiger 21:53 23 May 2005

Hi, good to 'see' you back, hope you have only been on hols and not ill or anything.


  VoG II 21:58 23 May 2005

Hi Technotiger

Been travelling a lot on business - Bergen, Prague, Geneva, Worthing, ...

Nice to be back!

  Technotiger 22:03 23 May 2005

Yes - I like Worthing :-))

  mermaid25 22:26 23 May 2005

Thanks , ran adaware and it found 2 entries for 180 search assistant....and removed them.

seems like all I do on this pc is run the scans for spyware and viruses...and post my problems on here. but, at least I get to practice my typing!

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