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  1. james S

    james S Thread Starter

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    I got a new folder that is named "flt"...It's got a file
    in it called flt.dll"...My computer nerd adv that it some
    kind of spyware or advertising gimmik...It didnt come up
    until I downloaded a program with all kinds of extra's
    on it....Anyway, I can't get rid of the *****. It won't
    delete cause the computer says its being used...I got
    rid of every;thing in MsConfig and tried again to no
    avail...Even went to the registry and deleted all references
    to flt.dll and the file is STILL there...(1) what is this thing
    and what program does it affect (2) How do I get rid of
    the blasted thing>>>????????
     
  2. steamwiz

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    Hi james S

    It is a parasite

    Go to add\remove programs in the control panel and remove it

    If you haven't already got spybot do this :-

    Please Download and install SpyBot,

    http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles

    click the online tab to search for and download the updates, then shut down and relaunch SpyBot.

    Go to the Settings tab > File Sets, and uncheck 'System Internals' and 'Tracks' .
    These aren't needed for our present purpose, and you can always experiment with them later on.

    Finally, after closing down Internet Explorer, click 'Check for problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds 'Fix selected problems'

    you may have to run spybot more than once to clear everything

    Remove everything pre-ticked in Red

    If you are still having problems see this link :-

    http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/FlashTrack.html

    steam
     
  3. james S

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    Thanks fo rthe info steam...HOWSOMEVER, (1)...The flt.dll
    is NOT on the add/remove program...(2)...the link you sent
    me is incapacitated at this time...(temporary, of course>>>
    Ha Ha)...In ref to the other link, fast track(??)came up on
    my ad-aware as a spyware like cydoor...(3) I remember
    downloading iMesh and thats when the *** hit the fan...
    So deleted IT(am using KaZaa anyway)...(4) Will try the
    first link later, BUT if it don't work, do you have an
    alternative or somthing??????
     
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    Hi james S

    I've been posting a direct link to the spybot .exe file - but they keep changing the name of the file (probably to stop people using direct links) I have changed the link to just go to the site now.

    It now reads exactly as dvk01's link above

    steam
     
  6. james S

    james S Thread Starter

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    I thought I had answered you guys, but I guess not.
    Steam, have downloaded the SpyBot, but as yet, have
    not got around to (exe'n) the program...Will shortly &
    then get back to you....Have saved the HTML instructions
    In the mean time, ;thanks much for info...(PS) Are Ad-
    Subtract and STOPzilla worth much, as compared to
    SpyBot???????
     
  7. steamwiz

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    Ad-Subtract and STOPzilla are mainly pop-up stoppers - spybot cleans spyware\adware\foistware\malware from your computer

    So you cannot compare them as they do different things

    steam
     
  8. james S

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    Hey Steam, that SpyBot REALLY cleaned out my
    registry...Zillons of Cydoor's and Alexia's and such...
    Like you said, I deleted all the items ticked off in
    Red...(cydoor, gator, alexia, new.net) and all such
    as that, (that I KNOW are spyware or parasites or
    whatever you wanna call them)....NOW, Spybot also
    listed all kinds of other stuff, such as various files
    (or folders) in netscape, MSIE, even real player
    and other PROGRAMS...I am assuming that these
    listed files(folders) are just extra, (superflous{sp})
    spurrious or whatever files that are attached to
    the basic (netscape, MSIE, real player) program by
    the writers/manufactures/whatever of the program
    itself, just as there is ALL kinds of stuff attached to
    iMesh that comes with the download...ANYWAY, is
    there any reason I can't delete this extra stuff that
    is attached to the program;s???????Or should I wait
    for my computer nerd to get back, and double check??????
    And last but not least, SpyBot cleans up real good but
    I ALSO have Ad-aware which ALSO cleans out the
    cydoors, alexias and such...I Suppose I could run one,
    and then the other for a double check...Is spybot better
    than ad-aware, or what?????(WHEW)
     
  9. steamwiz

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    First of all James Do not use adawre 5.83 - it can damage your computer - wait for version 6.0 free to become available :-

    http://www.spywareinfo.com/newsletter/archives/december-2002/12252002.php

    As for spybot - Did you Go to the Settings tab > File Sets, and uncheck 'System Internals' and 'Tracks' .

    Everything else spybot finds can be deleted in other ways - temp int files - cookies - MRU's etc, generally speaking they can all be removed safely - among these are usually listed shared files that are no longer used (I know at least one person who deleted these and had problems) That may not have been spybots fault - it may have been his computer - I would just leave them as they are doing no harm

    steam
     
  10. james S

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    Hi Steam, first off, I'm using Ad-Aware 5.0, NOT 5.83....
    Second, YES I did go to SpyBot "files set" and the
    "system internals" was ALREADY unchecked, so naturally
    I left it alone...The "tracks" (.uti) WAS checked, so I
    untic'd it...BUT, (just now) when I brought Spybot up
    again, it was checked again>>>I am ASSUMING I'm
    going to have to uncheck it each time....Third, was
    already under the assumption that the OTHER stuff
    (not tic'd in RED) was just normal BS and I can delete
    it with cache, temp and (etc)...Thanks for all your help...
     
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    james S

    spybot
    Don't worry about unticking anymore options - just "fix" what it finds in red each time - and ignore the rest

    Ad-aware
    Don't use any old versions of this - wait for the new version 6 free to become available

    did you read the link ?

    Stop using Ad-aware

    http://www.spywareinfo.com/newsletter/archives/december-2002/12252002.php

    Quote from the link :-

    remove Ad-aware version 5 entirely. Using it in its current, unupdated form can be, and has been proven to be dangerous.

    steam
     
  12. james S

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    Hi Steam....YES, I did read your link about not using
    Ad-Awarer 5.83...I THOUGHT my version 5.0 was not
    applicable....Howsomever, after close examination, I
    found that Ad-aware 5.0 and 5.83 were one and the
    same....SOOOOOO, deleted it from the computer after
    I read the blub you sent me...Spybot seems to be working
    just fine, and set it up the way you told me..And have
    been deleting the items ticked in RED...ALTHOUGH,
    after the first three/four times, dont have sooo many
    as the first time...Seems like the only time I get new
    RED items, is when I download somthing...Anyway, in
    reference to the REST of the items, they're no problem
    and I'll wait until my computer nerd gets back and
    check them out....Thanks much for you help, steam....
     
  13. steamwiz

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    You're welcome

    steam
     
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