WildTangent Spywear

  ExPara 22:25 22 Nov 2004
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I have downloaded WildTangent onto my computer, I think it came with AIM, from AOL. Spybot picks it up on a scan but is unable to completely remove it. It still shows up in my start folder. Also, in C:\ProgramFiles\WildTangent it has a folder with two sub folders containing 19 files, totaling 571KBs. It does not show up in Control Panel, Add/Remove so I am unable to un-install it that way. Any body any ideas of a fix?

  stalion 22:29 22 Nov 2004

click here is this the program if so it is not spyware

  stalion 22:38 22 Nov 2004

if not run adaware

  VoG II 22:38 22 Nov 2004

click here

stalion - either you or I are having senior moments. Regards

  stalion 22:43 22 Nov 2004

I'm having a cup of tea,but I could be having a senior moment as well it's a free country ;o))

  ExPara 19:54 24 Nov 2004

I have read the web pagers that you both suggested. "Stalion", I think that if you peruse the web page suggested by "VoG", you will be able to determine if WildTangent is spywear or not. I will try the fix suggested on the web page.

  ExPara 17:26 27 Nov 2004

I have managed to uninstall WildTangent. What I have left is 4 files in "C:\WINDOWS\wt". The files are :- data.wts, wt3d.dll, wt3d.ini and wtvh.dll. Do these files belong to WildTangent and is it safe to delete them?

  VoG II 17:29 27 Nov 2004

Yes, it is safe to delete them.

  ExPara 17:36 27 Nov 2004

I will give it a go. Thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:59 27 Nov 2004

'WildTangent' definately spyware once had it when I downloaded a game then found it was dialling up to net on a regular basis.

Delete C:\ProgramFiles\WildTangent and C:\WINDOWS\wt and run Crap Cleaner click here to fix issues in the registry.

  ExPara 21:39 28 Nov 2004

Can you help? I thought that I had removed everything associated with "WildTangent". I still have an entry under System Config'> Startup.
Under Startup Item is an entry:- cdaEngine0400.
Under Command:- RUNDLL32.exe "C:\ProgramFiles\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\cdaEngine0400.dll",cdaEngineMain
Under Location:- SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
I have disabled it from starting up. I may sound thick but, how can I clear it from the Startup list? I hope this is the end of the WildTangent saga.

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