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(Solved) SpyBot - tons of BackWeb entries ... do I need them?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by MadDogMugsy, Jan 20, 2003.

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  1. MadDogMugsy

    MadDogMugsy Guest Thread Starter

    Good Morning

    I just ran SpyBot and it picked up dozens of registry entries for BackWeb (Lite).

    I use FrontPage and use the Personal Web Server

    :confused: Are these entries in any way related?
    :confused: Should I go ahead and heed the AdWare/SpyWare alerts and get rid of them?

    I have enclosed a text file with the BackWeb entries

    They have the following product information:
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    Company: http://www.backweb.com/
    Product: BackWeb lite
    Threat: Adware/Spyware

    Company URL: http://www.backweb.com/
    Company product URL: http://www.backweb.com/products/html/backweb_eaccelerator.html
    Company privacy URL: http://www.cameocast.com/legal/privacypolicy.asp

    Functionality
    Installs unknown items & advertisement popups on your system.

    Description
    Comes with Western Digital Data Lifeline as well as with HP & Compaq systems. If you intended to install the normal BackWeb, please add BackWeb to your exclude list. But if you know nothing about installing BackWeb, chances are good that it is the 'lite' version. This one connects to a Cameocast server (Source: http://www.cexx.org/dlgli.htm), and you can read Cameo's privavy statement above.

    Privacy Statement
    BackWeb: Stay in the loop With BackWeb's reporting capabilities, you'll know who received each delivery, when they received it, and how they interacted with it.
    CameoCast: CameoCAST pushes content to your hard drive while you are online.
    [...]This information such as the type of browser being used, its operating system, and your IP address, is gathered in order to enhance your online experience.
    =============================

    Any light shed on this topic would be greatly appreciated
    Many thanks
    Louise
    MDM

    (another question within SpyBot ... picked up entry "Alexa Related: What's related link (Replace file) RELATED.HTM"
    ... no "More Info" and I don't know what it is. Any ideas?)
     

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  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Backweb comes with (among others) HP, Compaq, Logitech, and Kodak software, and it's safe to remove.
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Oops, about the Alexa "Related" item, it's really completely harmless.

    It comes with Internet Explorer, where it's responsible for the 'related sites' feature on your Internet Explorer Tools menu.

    People used to ask why Ad-Aware detected Alexa, and SpyBot didn't, and Patrick only recently decided to add detection for this item after all, mainly because he was tired of answering questions about it.

    SpyBot now replaces the original related.htm file pointing to MS and from there to Alexa with a dummy that points to Google.
     
  4. MadDogMugsy

    MadDogMugsy Guest Thread Starter

    Thanks TonyKlein!

    I will go ahead and let Spybot do it's thing

    (you've been wonderful to me on this forum today! ... thanks for the help on the other thread too!)

    best cheers
    Louise
    MDM
     
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    You're welcome, Louise. It's a pleasure! :)
     
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