Spyware!!

  suburban train 20:29 18 Jan 2003
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  suburban train 20:29 18 Jan 2003

Dear All,

Ive done a still clean install of my PC using windows XP pro, all i have done is install all my programs:

I have also been using the web looking at this site and my hotmail email account.

I used ad-aware to make sure it was working ok and i was horrified that when ad-aware had finished scanning my PC it found 41 components.

In the list there was alot of gator.exe and alexsis. What are these and how do i stop them.

I have just installed my Sygate firewall.

Do my programs have spyware on it?

  VoG™ 20:40 18 Jan 2003

No your progs don't you pick them up from the net (apart from alexis which I believes comes with IE).

You should also get Spybot click here SpywareBlaster click here and SpywareGuard click here

  Belatucadrus 22:18 18 Jan 2003

Get Spybot, Ad-aware hasn't issued any signature file updates since last September.

  jazzypop 22:26 18 Jan 2003

Go to click here and click on the spyware/adware link for an explanation of gator, and many others.

As VoG™ says, you have downloaded / installed programs, most likely from the Web, that includes these components. I would guess that a significant number of what AdAware has found are the cookies used by gator and similar programs.

  Gaz 25 02:51 19 Jan 2003

click here this and you will be shocked at how much more it finds even after ad-aware.

And it will speed the net up a little bit!!!!!

  scottishflower 14:01 19 Jan 2003

Had a go at this - took a wee while to get my head round it but heres hoping.................

  Thin White Duke 14:55 19 Jan 2003

Arrrggghhh, that Gator thing again!

I'd love to meet the guy who made that...grrr.

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