When I ran Spybot it found instances of 5 DSO Exploits. I selected the items and asked Spybot to fix the problem. The programme went through it’s fix routine and displayed a message that it had fixed the problem. When I run Spybot again it still finds the offending items. How do I remove these items. Adaware does not locate them.
I am running Windows XP Home now upgraded to include SP2, 768 Ram, Intel Pentium 2.66, which appears to be running all my programmes without any problems. Help and assistance to resolve this problem would be much appreciated.
DSO Exploit, missed by Ad-Aware and AOL Spyware Detector, was revealed by SpyBot. However, although detected and destroyed when located, it reappears whenever SpyBot searches again. Web searches suggest that it's more of a nuisance than a threat, as long as all security is in place and up to date. Any further suggestions? Yesterday, with absolute minimal fuss, I installed SP2 as an extra precaution, although taking the options of continuing to use McAfee instead of the new Windows Firewall, and retaining Norton Anti-Virus in preference to their version. Any suggestions about those preferences? I did hope that DSO Exploit might have disappeared following that action but regrettably it's still there.
The latest Beta Release of SpyBot (1.3.1) now gets rid of the DSO exploits.
To get this beta version open SpyBot in the Advanced mode. Open the Settings section then click "settings". Scroll down to "Web Update" then check "Display available beta versions" Then search for updates. It will appear as an update.