I ran my Ad-aware this morning as I have been having problems with Mailwasher etc. It found no less than 14 registry files and other files infected with something called "MediaticketsInstaller.ocx" linked to a "clickspring" whatever that is. I did a check in google and it seems it is "Spyware" of some sorts. I deleted these with Ad-aware, but my question is would they remain in my registry or are they gone for good, if not what can I do to get rid of them completely.
AdAware usually does a good job of completely removing adware, spyware etc. If there is a registry entry it usually tells you so. You can prevent a lot of these things getting on your computer by using a HOSTS file. This contains a list of sites you don't want to download onto your computer, although this can cause complications. You can read about, and download a HOSTS file from this site click here. I have had a look and the HOSTS file from there includes mediatickets.net
Bugzee, I already have spyware blaster, Zonealarm, Ad-aware, along with my Norton AV, how many more of these do I need????? It amazes me how they get through the bloody net, I'm usually very careful what I download and view etc. but still they come.........
Hi andy03. I've had no trouble with AdAware actually freezing. It does sometimes appear to do so, but it is actually deep scanning some files and folders, but leave it alone and it eventually finishes the task.