Spybot and DSO Exploit

  phil.smith 11:26 21 Sep 2004

I have run Spybot on XP Pro and it tells me I have 6 entries of DSO Exploit

I have "fixed" the problem but when I do another scan DSO exploit is still there

How can I get rid of it completely please?



  JonnyTub 11:31 21 Sep 2004

configure spybot to ignore them, they are harmless and is a bug in spybot, or why not get the beta version of spybot which doesn't have this problem.

  phil.smith 11:41 21 Sep 2004

Many thanks - have done that and no longer shows

Thanks again


  JonnyTub 11:43 21 Sep 2004

your welcome

  JayDay 11:48 21 Sep 2004

Get the beta version of SpyBot S&D.

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.

  phil.smith 12:16 21 Sep 2004

I have done as you suggest but no updates are found

Have I misread something?


  JonnyTub 12:18 21 Sep 2004

if it's not there then you probably already have it, check the version number.

  phil.smith 13:17 21 Sep 2004

I have version 1.3 and the DSO Exploit came up as being present


  iscanut 13:21 21 Sep 2004

I have also "upgraded" to the Beta version and although the search engine appears to find more cookies, the DSO Exploit find still comes up !!

  JonnyTub 13:33 21 Sep 2004

The "DSO" exploits are an old IE vulnerability that is no longer a threat on a
"patched" machine, if you regularly visit Windows Update, you may safe add
this detection to the Ignore List in SpyBot.
click here

  jabisfab 20:52 01 Nov 2004

Can you configure spybot to ignore DSO Exploit without converting to advanced mode? If so how/where?

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