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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by xfilesgurly, Dec 6, 2001.

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  1. xfilesgurly

    xfilesgurly Thread Starter

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    I used Ad Aware on my (month-old) laptop and all if found were two cookies (doubleclick and valueclick - from the IMDB I think), but I've just tried it on my desktop (this has been online since January 1999) and along with 11 cookies, it found:

    Started registry scan
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    CometCursor key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\comet\
    CometCursor key:Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs\C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\COMET.DLL


    Started extended registry scan
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    Registry scan result:
    Suspicious keys found :2

    Already today I deleted VomitCursor :))) from Add/Remove Programs (Didn't actually remember it was on my PC... I think it came with Real Player, I thought I knew better than to download it especially...), so is it safe to delete the registry keys?

    Would they still have been spying on me even from behind a firewall?

    Thanks.

    Grrr there should be rules!!!
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    yea... it gets attached thru your browser (some does.. cookies ) when surfing. Some come with downloads.

    spys are everywhere...lol


    Savvy :)
     
  3. xfilesgurly

    xfilesgurly Thread Starter

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    So can I delete the Comet Cursor registry keys in Ad-Aware without something scary happening?
     
  4. SavvyLady

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    I think I would go to add remove first

    then use the adaware...ok


    Savvy :)
     
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  6. xfilesgurly

    xfilesgurly Thread Starter

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    I already used Add/Remove, I'll delete the keys with AdAware next time I boot up.
     
  7. SavvyLady

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    alrighty then... you should be in good hands w/ the ad aware.

    Savvy :)
     
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