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DSO Exploit --- is there an expert here????

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by qblitz, Feb 8, 2005.

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  1. qblitz

    qblitz Thread Starter

    Jun 18, 2001
    have Windows XP pro
    I have been contracting this problem off and on for the past two months. The typical result is that my machine can no longer connect to the web (no ip, mail, iam, etc.). As a result, my startup doesn't complete b/c mcafee, etal cannot get to the web to update their products.

    My recover procedure varies but usualling includes these steps, but the order is different each time
    1) spybot detects it and gets rid of it (two passes)
    2) restore back to a good date
    3) remove IAM
    4) run ipconfig/renew

    Tonight no good --
    spybot finds DSO Exploit, but after running many times, with each time, it reports it has been removed on the next run, it is still there.

    Can someone give me the correct removal/restore procedure and software. I will manually go into the registry if I have to.

  2. Dust Sailor

    Dust Sailor

    Mar 17, 2004
  3. Dust Sailor

    Dust Sailor

    Mar 17, 2004

    Go here and download SpyBot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware SE
    UPDATE and do a scan with both of them getting rid of all they find

    Do a scan with Housecall and Panda

    After doing ALL the above first

    Download Hijack This 1.99.0 Do a scan and post the log here please
  4. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
  5. jdl


    Jan 4, 2005
    Here's a quote from the Search and Destroy website:

    "DSO-Exploit is a security gap in Internet Explorer, Outlook and Outlook Express. Microsoft did already close this gap with security updates, so with current Windows updates and patches installed, it will no longer be a threat to your system.
    Spybot-S&D will still detect the DSO-Exploit, but instead of fixing it for good, it will unfortunately again set an invalid value. Therefore it will again be found with every scan.
    This little bug in Spybot-S&D has already been repaired and the respective fix will soon be available as a program update."

    Go here change the program so it will no longer show up as a problem.

    Be sure all your windows updates and patches are installed.
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