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Avenue A

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by fotobill, Apr 6, 2004.

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  1. fotobill

    fotobill Thread Starter

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    This is my first time to visit your site and I keep getting a message from from my Spybot S&D asking if I want to block the download of "Avenue A, a known threat".
    Is this supposed to be on your site or was it put on by a hacker?

    Bill
     
  2. pengwen

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    It's spyware. You can use most any spyware removal tools to clean it up. Ad-Aware is great and so is Spybot Search & Destroy (all free programs). The problem with spyware is sometimes you aren't sure where you got it - and have a tendancy to get it again. Lots of free programs contain spyware - so free doesn't exactly mean free.
     
  3. Maggz

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    Isnt it ironic that we come here to remove such things yet this site installs it??
     
  4. mjack547

    mjack547 Malware Specialist

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  5. Maggz

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    When you load the main page It warns you that Avenue A is being installed (im assuming the advertisements) and lets you stop it. Ive had this problem ever since I got SPybot1.3 with its new realtime protection. Thats whats this topics about whats confusing?
     
  6. Maggz

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    Confirmed:

    It IS burstnet advertising they use on the main page. I added it to my IE restricted zone and I no longer get the message.
     
  7. mjack547

    mjack547 Malware Specialist

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    Did not know I never have gotten anything from this site as far as Avenue A.......But then again I do not have any ads when I log in

    Just wanted to know

    Thanks
     
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