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DSO Exploit and Tracking Cookie

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by jmerhige, Aug 4, 2004.

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  1. jmerhige

    jmerhige Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I downloaded Spybot and Adware and have run them numerous times. Each time I run them, I get the same problems, despite the fact that I have "fixed the problem" after the previous scan.

    Can you please tell me how to truly remove these from my system, as they are slowing my system down considerably. Thanks!

    Details below.

    From Adware, I get the following:

    Tracking Cookie File Data Miner c:\documents and settings\john merhige\cookies\john [email protected][1].txt

    Tracking Cookie File Data Miner c:\documents and settings\john merhige\cookies\john [email protected][1].txt

    Tracking Cookie File Data Miner c:\documents and settings\john merhige\cookies\john [email protected][1].txt

    Tracking Cookie File Data Miner c:\documents and settings\john merhige\cookies\john [email protected][1].txt



    From Spybot I get

    DSO Exploit:
    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3

    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3

    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3

    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3
     
  2. otheil

    otheil

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    I have the same problem....everytime i run spybot, it comes up with 3 dso exploits, removes them, but they instantly reappear.

    High CPU (100% a lot of the time) usually alternating between winlogon (i have 2 winlogons in task manager for some reason and cannot delete the second) and explorer.exe.

    Working on the computer is fine until I get onto IE, when its painfully slow and unusable.

    HELP !!!
     
  3. blue dragon

    blue dragon

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    The DSO Exploit is just some kind of bug in Windows XP it really isn't nothing to worry about. I posted on the Windows XP threads about it and there is some links there if you want to get rid of it.
     
  4. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    DSO Exploit is a bug in Spybot ver 1.3, nothing to worry about.
     
  5. Mari0-Br0s

    Mari0-Br0s

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  6. jmerhige

    jmerhige Thread Starter

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    Thanks to everyone for their insights.

    Mari0-Br0s, can you explain how I add these files to my registry?

    Also, any thoughts on the Trackiing Cookies?

    Thanks much.

    John
     
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