tony-guitar 00:16 03 Sep 2005

Hi there, I've just run a spyware check using Microsoft/ Ad-Aware and Spybot's utilities. Ad-Aware always shows up 'data miners'. What are they? Everything else was clear, however while watching the "Spybot" search i saw entries for: Tango, Cool Web Search, i search, spy shepherd and VX2. How is this possible? Microsoft always throws up a red box whenever these appear, and it should have removed them anyway. Any suggestions? Thanks

  Stuartli 00:18 03 Sep 2005

Most Data Miners, IIRC, are fairly minor problems although I do ensure that, on the rare occasion I come across one, that it is sent packing.

  woodchip 00:28 03 Sep 2005

They are phone home cookies

  ashdav 00:46 03 Sep 2005

click here
download and install this and the problems should stop. Don't forget to update it regularly or watch this forum. Someone usually posts that there is an update available.

  VoG II 08:28 03 Sep 2005

When you run Spybot it shows the spyware it is searching for. It displays what it actually found at the end of the scan.

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