Ad - aware (to delete or not...to delete)

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Darg_mals

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Is this program worth having?

When I perform the scan it tells me:


1 Identified processes
27 Identified registry Keys
6 Identified folders
51 Identified files

85 New Components
28 Running processes
0 Components ignored
85 New Components

Whatever that means lol. I deleted files I recognize like gator, cydoor etc... but not without doing a backup (I'm not completely stupid). Everytime I delete this stuff I end up getting errors and can't run programs like KaZaA so I restore the back-up and am back to square one. Basically I'm not sure which of these I am suposed to delete, and or wich ones could be harmful to delete. Also is it possible that Gator and other adware attaches itself to a program, and that am I stuck with this stuff if I want the progam?


Thanx for your time and I look foreword to any suggestions:)
 

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Hello!

First of all, forget Ad-aware. It has not been updated for many months and is way out of date. Get Spybot HERE

Also download and run StartupList from the same site and post the list here. Then we can take a look at what you got on your system and how to get rid of it.

REMEMBER: Getting rid of spyware is an exercise in futility if you don't first get rid of the software that is loading the spyware into your system.
 

Darg_mals

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I forgot to say what versoin.....it is Lavasoft Ad-aware 5.83

and I am running windows Me
 

pyritechips

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As far as I am aware, version 5.83 was the final release of Ad-aware before updates were discontinued. I still recommend Spybot, which is a far better product than Ad-aware.
 

Darg_mals

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Should I deal with this or should I just consider wiping the computer clean reloading windows and start off with a clean slate or will some of this and other garbage still remain. Maybe a system restore back to the date we purchased it. Not that I know how to wipe it clean but it sounds good to me I have sooooooo much garbage on this thing not just in this program its every where :eek:


Scan initialized on 31-01-2003 2:57:20 AM.
(AAW release 5.83, referencefile 029-15.06.2002)
=================================================


Started memory scan
====================
Running processes:

#:1 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL

#:2 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE

#:3 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE

#:4 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE

#:5 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE

#:6 : C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\ADVTOOLS\NPROTECT.EXE

#:7 : C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE

#:8 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE

#:9 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGLOOP.EXE

#:10 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSG32.EXE

#:11 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk

#:12 : C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE

#:13 : C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE

#:14 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE

#:15 : C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE

#:16 : C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE

#:17 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE

#:18 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE

#:19 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATITASK.EXE

#:20 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATICWD32.EXE

#:21 : C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE

#:22 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE

#:23 : C:\PROGRAM FILES\MLH\LAUNCHER.EXE

#:24 : C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\EASY CD CREATOR 5\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE

#:25 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE

#:26 : C:\PROGRAM FILES\LAVASOFT AD-AWARE\AD-AWARE.EXE

Memory scan result:
Total modules found:26
Suspicious modules found:0


Started registry scan
======================


Started extended registry scan
===============================


Registry scan result:
Suspicious keys found : 0


Started folder scan
====================
Folder scan result:
Folders processed:2301
Suspicious folders found:0


Started file scan
==================

File scan result:
Suspicious files found:0



Scanning finished
==================
Suspicious modules found:0
Suspicious keys found : 0
Suspicious folders found:0
Suspicious files found:0
=========================
Components ignored:0
Total components found:0
 

pyritechips

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You keep talking Ad-aware and we keep telling you not to rely upon it! If you ask for advice but then don't bother to listen ot it, you're on your own!:mad:
 

Darg_mals

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ok copy and pasted the wrong one this is the back-up file I restored as the other one that shows no suspicious modules makes some software unable to run

I think I need a fresh start yikes thanx all good night

Scan initialized on 31-01-2003 3:02:41 AM.
(AAW release 5.83, referencefile 029-15.06.2002)
=================================================


Started memory scan
====================
Running processes:

#:1 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL

#:2 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE

#:3 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE

#:4 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE

#:5 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE

#:6 : C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\ADVTOOLS\NPROTECT.EXE

#:7 : C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE

#:8 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE

#:9 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGLOOP.EXE

#:10 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSG32.EXE

#:11 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk

#:12 : C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE

#:13 : C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE

#:14 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE

#:15 : C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE

#:16 : C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE

#:17 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE

#:18 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE

#:19 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATITASK.EXE

#:20 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATICWD32.EXE

#:21 : C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE

#:22 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE

#:23 : C:\PROGRAM FILES\MLH\LAUNCHER.EXE

#:24 : C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADAPTEC\EASY CD CREATOR 5\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE

#:25 : C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE

#:26 : C:\PROGRAM FILES\LAVASOFT AD-AWARE\AD-AWARE.EXE

Memory scan result:
Total modules found:26
Suspicious modules found:0


Started registry scan
======================
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.b3d\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.b3dini\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.b3ds\
Cydoor key:HKEY_USERS\.default\software\cydoor\
Cydoor key:HKEY_USERS\.default\software\cydoor services\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\b3dini_auto_file\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\b3ds_auto_file\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\b3d_auto_file\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bdeplayer.bdeplayerctrl\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bdeplayer.bdeplayerctrl.1\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bdesmartinstaller25.bdesmartinstaller25\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bdesmartinstaller25.bdesmartinstaller25.1\
Gator key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{21ffb6c0-0da1-11d5-a9d5-00500413153c}\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{3eec42b5-fb94-40d3-a588-bb54b383a7cb}\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{51958169-d5e3-11d1-aa42-0000e842e40a}\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{67925165-c4b6-11d2-b9c6-0000e84f59a6}\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{51958167-d5e3-11d1-aa42-0000e842e40a}\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{51958168-d5e3-11d1-aa42-0000e842e40a}\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{67925164-c4b6-11d2-b9c6-0000e84f59a6}\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\s3d_auto_file\
BrilliantDigital key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\brilliant digital entertainment\
Cydoor key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\cydoor\
Cydoor key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\cydoor services\
NetworkEssentials key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\downloadware\
Gator key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\gator.com\
DownloadWare key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\medialoads installer


Started extended registry scan
===============================


Registry scan result:
Suspicious keys found : 26


Started folder scan
====================
NetworkEssentials file:C:\WINDOWS\digital signature 20020602.htm
NetworkEssentials file:C:\WINDOWS\digital signature 20021011.htm
WebHancer file:C:\WINDOWS\webhdll.dll
Cydoor folder:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\adcache
Gator folder:C:\Program Files\Common Files\gmt
Gator folder:C:\Program Files\Common Files\cmeii
WebHancer folder:C:\Program Files\webhancer
NetworkEssentials folder:C:\Program Files\downloadware
DownloadWare folder:C:\Program Files\downloadware
Folder scan result:
Folders processed:3259
Suspicious folders found:6


Started file scan
==================
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bde3d_ref2.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdedata2.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdedownloader.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdedownloader.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdefdi.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdefdi.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdeinsta25.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdeinsta25.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdeload.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bderastdx6_30002.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bderastmmx_30001.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdesac10.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdesac24.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdesecureinstall.cab
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdesecureinstall.exe
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdeverify.dll
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\bdeverify.exe
Cydoor file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\cd_clint.dll
Cydoor file:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\cd_htm.dll
Gator file:C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\Windows Washer 4.7 + crack\Windows washer 4.7 + crack\plug-ins\gator.exe
Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
Doubleclick file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
Doubleclick file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][3].txt
Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
Other file:C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
BrilliantDigital file:C:\WINDOWS\bde\bdeclean.exe
NetworkEssentials file:C:\WINDOWS\digital signature 20020602.htm
NetworkEssentials file:C:\WINDOWS\digital signature 20021011.htm
WebHancer file:C:\WINDOWS\webhdll.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\gmt\egieengine.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\gmt\egieprocess.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\gmt\egnsengine.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\gmt\mepcme.dat
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\cmeii\cmeiiapi.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\cmeii\cmeupd.exe
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\cmeii\gappmgr.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\cmeii\gcontroller.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\cmeii\gdwldeng.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\cmeii\gformctm.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\cmeii\gmtproxy.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\cmeii\gobjs.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\cmeii\gstore.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\cmeii\gstoreserver.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\cmeii\gsvcmgr.dll
Gator file:C:\Program Files\Common Files\cmeii\gsvcsap.dll
WebHancer file:C:\Program Files\webhancer\programs\whiehlpr.dll
WebHancer file:C:\Program Files\webhancer\programs\whieshm.dll
DownloadWare file:C:\Program Files\downloadware\dw.exe
SaveNow file:C:\Program Files\MaxALERT\savenowinst.exe

File scan result:
Suspicious files found:52



Scanning finished
==================
Suspicious modules found:0
Suspicious keys found : 26
Suspicious folders found:6
Suspicious files found:52
==========================
Components ignored:0
Total components found:84
 

Darg_mals

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I'm listening..... checkout the site looks pretty cool, but I have to crash I would really just like to try and deal with this thing before downloading something else. Plus the Licence thing kind of freaked me out actually.


Eyes falling out of head now

Night
 
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Darg mals,

You should uninstall AdAware 5.83 as its useless now. I have the Plus version 6 and, in my humble opinion, it is worth trying when the free version is available. If you do try it, read the Help file carefully as it needs more setting up than 5.83. I am currently running Spybot as well.

If you have p2p and download accelerators etc you will get lots of spyware with many of them. Check all your freeware programs at the Spywareinfo website and see if you can replace them with clean equivalents; http://www.spywareinfo.com/
 
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remove Ad-aware version 5 entirely. Using it in its current, unupdated form can be, and has been proven to be dangerous. as you have been told to do by pyritechips and TOGG and myself

Read This

http://www.spywareinfo.com/newsletter/archives/december-2002/12252002.php

Go to Control panel and uninstall DownloadWare (it may be listed as 'NetworkEssentials' or 'MediaLoads Enhanced' )

reboot

Go back to Control panel and uninstall SaveNow (it may be listed as ( WhenuSave and Save)

reboot

Download and install SpyBot,

http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/

click the online tab to search for and download the updates, then shut down and relaunch SpyBot.

Go to the Settings tab > File Sets, and uncheck 'System Internals' and 'Tracks' .
These aren't needed for our present purpose, and you can always experiment with them later on.

Finally, after closing down Internet Explorer, click 'Check for problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds 'Fix selected problems'

you may have to run spybot more than once to clear everything

Remove everything pre-ticked in Red

steam
 
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Sounds like you have committed to a re-install. It doesn't sound like you actually need to go that far but if you do make sure to make it a clean install or why bother.

Everyone else has already made it clear why you should dump Ad-ware and use Spybot. Also once yo do install Spybot make sure to use it at least once a week or if you use freeware/shareware or other downloaded apps, make sure to use after installion to weed out any spies.

Also, considering much of what you have looks like it came from P2P apps, definitely only use clean version (free of spyware). I personally like Kazaalite but there are many others. Here is a link:
http://free.hostdepartment.com/k/kazaalitetk/
 

pyritechips

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Ok. One more try here.

If you have that much spyware in your computer do this:

1) FORGET Ad-aware! It is no longer useful!

2) Do what the previous people that have posted here have suggested. They are intelligent and experienced in this kind of thing.

3) Read THIS

4) At the suggestion of TonyKlien, go HERE and download spywareblaster.

5) Run it!
 

Darg_mals

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Alrighty then you have drove the message home. I shall uninstall Ad-aware. I'm thinking sypboot is a better program :D. I would like to thank-you all ( Pyritechips, Luthorcrow, Steamwiz, TOGG) for your time, comments and suggestions.


P.S.

I suppose it was a little difficult to have a light bulb moment at 3am:eek:
 
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You're welcome

You've now made the right decision

Let us know how you get on

steam
 
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