Windows ServeAd & ControlAd

  luckylittler 10:01 20 Dec 2004

I have noticed in my program files these two programs have appeared in my add/remove program list. Can anybody tell me what they are/do and if not required can I remove them safley?

Windows ServeAD & Windows ControlAd


  Graham ® 10:09 20 Dec 2004

I think you have a virus/trojan/hijacker.

  Graham ® 10:23 20 Dec 2004

You can safely remove them both.

You should have the following programs to protect and detect such things:


Spybot Search and Destroy


A Squared


All free, and should be updated and run regularly. I will get the links.

  Graham ® 10:28 20 Dec 2004
  luckylittler 11:11 20 Dec 2004

I have ADWARE SE installed and run it around 3/4 times a day - i Have just run it and it removed the ControlAD program but left the ServeAD - I have removed this manually - As I did so, it prompted me to tell me it would effect other programs working properly - ignored this and went on with the removal - it then opened up a browser window recomending a mailware/spyware removal tool - closed this window and the program has gone from my add/remove programs file (for now!) - As bigger fan I am of ADWARE SE, it is not infalable(?) - but thanks for the advice - Regards Steve

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