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macafee posts some spybot stuff as 'potentially dangerous programs'

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by amillahtime, Sep 24, 2003.

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  1. amillahtime

    amillahtime Thread Starter

    Sep 24, 2003
    i ran macafee just for a virus check and some spybot stuff came up under 'potentially dangerous programs, not all of it, just two programs that reside in the 'recovery' folder. i went into the folder and all the spyware stuff i've destroyed is there as zip files, (gator, and the like), though only two programs are listed when there are 346 total. are these 2 programs dangerous, and what sets them apart that they should be flagged? should i delete them?
  2. BillC


    May 28, 2003
    If McAfee found suspicious stuff, I'd get rid of it. Gator for example is software that brings targeted ads to your computer, after you provide initial consent for this task. Adware typically will track your browsing habits and report this info to a central ad server.

    I'd run both Ad-Aware and Spybot Search & Destroy if I were you to see what other critters you may have. Anyway, that's my view.
  3. TheRef310


    Jun 4, 2003
    Always trust the machines, if it says it's dangerous, then get rid of it, until the comp. says that you are dangerous to it, then just kill it...
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