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Spy Bot: S&D Questions?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Jack1000, Nov 15, 2004.

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  1. Jack1000

    Jack1000 Thread Starter

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    Guys,

    I have some questions about Spybot S & D?

    1.) What is the Immunization feature? When I click on it, I get an info page that says among other things, "Perminently running a bad download blocker of IE." than it says, a preventative blocker to help install of bad downloads is installed. Than a check box is checked that says something about preventing bad downloads in IE. What does all this mean?

    2.) How do I get the Guardian Feature enabled? I don't see it here.

    3.) What is the warning message that I get when I click on the immunization feature? It says, something like, " 0 products blocked, 2000xxx+ protections possible, please immunize. But the disclaimer is that this feature just gives you added protection from what the program already offers.

    Jack

    PS. BTW, I also have Norton's Internet Security 2004, which contains an excellent pop-up blocker
     
  2. Dust Sailor

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    There is a tutorial in the HELP menu that will answer most of your questions

    Click immunize and it will tell you how many Look near the top of that page and there is another immunize button Click this and it will activate them (y)
     
  3. Jack1000

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    Thanks! I got the Immunizer working now! It is a great program. But, you also should have Ad-Aware because one will often catch what the other misses.

    There is a small piece of spyware that I have on my system that is also on my new system called DSO Exploit. It's the one thing that won't go away despite SB: S&D saying it has been removed. (I used to have this same thing on my old computer.)

    That's the only thing I can't get rid of. (I am not sure of the first letters of the thing.) My guess is that it's one of those programs that puts a cookie on your computer and just sits there. But hey, to go from what I had on my old system, which had 600 threats down to 5 is pretty good! Everyone should get both programs for their protection.

    Jack
     
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  5. Dust Sailor

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    Hello Jack1000 The DSO Exploit is a bug in Spy Bot It is harmless (y)
     
  6. angelique01

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    that just answered the question I was going to post, lol.
     
  7. mach9

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    Jack1000:
    IF you have all your Microsoft updates up to date the DSO Exploit is fixed and its a bug Spybot people have been going to fix for some months. If you're up-tp-date, stop it appearing by doing the following:
    At the very top, left, next to File, see Mode. Click, it opens a little dropdown. Be sure Advanced is checked. You'll get a warning box, click OK. Now, go to Settings, the let side, near the bottom. Click. Opens a window. Look for the Ignore Products icon. Click. This opens a long list of things hopefully without any checks in the boxes. Scroll way down to the D's. Look for DSO E xploit. Put a check in that box only. Close everything. Next run the exploit will not appear. If you haven't updated via MS updates, do it first, then follow instructions above.
     
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