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Beware ARES

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by physician, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. physician

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    My daughter downloaded an app that is a P2P network for downloading music. It is called ARES and is is bad. I downloaded it and installed it - thank GOD for BHODemon. It detected immediately a BHO change for I believe Navexcel and the same toolbar change occurred. BHODemon was able to disable it, but not get rid of it. So I ran AdawareSE and it detected and removed it only to have it come back. Spybot did not get it. So I ran hijack this and selected the two entries to be fixed and it did it...doc
     
  2. GrumpyHermit

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    The Ares file-sharing program allows you to opt out of the Navexcel BHO during the install process. No other ad/spyware comes bundled with it, making it one of the more benign of the P2P programs. Chances are good that your daughter just installed the program without understanding what she was clicking past.

    To discuss much more about this subject will violate forum rules, however, so I'll say no more. :)
     
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