Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    21

    Default AdWare Alert safe?

    Does anyone know if this is a safe prog to use. I DL the trial and did a scan. It showed the following:

    ace_club_casino
    HKEY_classes_root\interface\(8ba2fe8d-8506-11d4-bfe2-cb5fed326646
    HKEY_classes_root\interface\(8ba2fe8f-8506-11d4-bfe2-cb5fed326646
    HKEY_classes_root\interface\(8ba2fe91-8506-11d4-bfe2-cb5fed326646

    powerreg_scheduler
    C:\documents and settings\ballrz\start menu\programs\startup\powerreg schedulerV2.exe

    key logger
    keylogger_pro
    C:\windows\kpsys32.dll

    P2P
    Grokster
    HKEY_classes_root\magnet
    HKEY_classes_root\magnet\shell\open\command
    HKEY_current_user\software\softwrap

    Kazaa
    HKEY_current_user\software\kazaa
    HKEY_local_machine\software\kazaa
    HKEY_local_machine\software\kazaa\connection info
    HKEY_local_machine\software\kazaa\local content
    HKEY_local_machine\software\magnet
    HKEY_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\curr ent version\app management\arpcache\p2p networking

    morpheus
    C:\windows\system32\mos.exe
    morpheus_1_9
    C:\windows\system32\mos.exe

    Spyware
    Adware.topsearch
    C:\windows\fonts\acrsec.fon
    C:\windows\fonts\acrsecl.fon
    C:\windows\fonts\acrsecB.fon


    I don't use any of this stuff or the programs they are linked with. The only way to have it delete this stuff is if i buy the full version. I don't have the money for it and i'm not sure if this stuff is even that bad to have on my comp. I ran AdAware SE after this prog to see if it would catch the same things. the only thing AdAware SE found was:

    Tracking
    IEcache entry
    data miner
    cookie:ballrz@statcounter.com

    Should i delete this stuff and if so how do i do it?

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Taupo
    Posts
    42,724

    Default Re: AdWare Alert safe?

    Use this this or check out the FAQ

  3. #3
    Long Time Member drcspy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    KroyWen
    Posts
    3,193

    Default Re: AdWare Alert safe?

    most of those 'run the scan free but pay to remove' programs are really only finding 'false positives' to trick youinto buying the program.........go here:

    http://www.trendmicro.com/hc_intro/default.asp

    and run the a/v and spyware scan......you can BELIVE whatever it says.........if it says 'nothing' then believe it .............trendmicro are TOTALLy trustworthy
    There are two sides to any question; MY side and the WRONG side (Winston Churchill)

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    21

    Default Re: AdWare Alert safe?

    thanks for the reply but your first list took me to Ad-Aware SE. I already have that and it did not detect the above issues. My question was about AdWare Alert found at www.adwarealert.com

    How do i delete HKEY items without having to purchase another program to do the same thing the others i have are supposed to do.

    I am running:
    Ad-Aware SE Pro
    Ad-Watch SE Pro
    Spyware doctor
    Spyware blaster
    Norton System Works 2003
    STOPzilla (popup blocker)

    The sad part is even after running all of these programs. AdWare Alert still found things that these others didn't. I refuse to purchase any more of these things. Why can't they make ONE that will find ALL of the problems.

  5. #5
    tweakedgeek tweak'e's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    winterlessnorth (well almost)
    Posts
    4,306
    Tweak it till it breaks

  6. #6
    Long Time Member drcspy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    KroyWen
    Posts
    3,193

    Default Re: AdWare Alert safe?

    errrrrrrrrrrrr....yeh dont you read too well ?...........as I said many of these programs which give you a 'free' scan/download then find stuff that's not even there................i reckon you've got one of those.........ad-aware and spybot are to be TOTALLy trusted and if you have a program that's findin a whole lot of stuff 'supposedly' then askin youi for money to remove it ......then I'll GUARANTEE it's finding 'false positives'..............
    There are two sides to any question; MY side and the WRONG side (Winston Churchill)

  7. #7
    Mostly harmless member kingdragonfly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Wellington NZ
    Posts
    1,025

    Default Re: AdWare Alert safe?

    Most of AdAware "false" positives are tracking cookies, such as doubleclick's.

    From Internet Explorer,
    Tools... Internet Options
    "Delete Cookies"

    This should eliminate all "false" positives, except "Alexa" which is part of many standard Windows installs.

    True the fine folks at Lavasoft.de want you to buy their product, but I've never had any problems with AdAware.

    I wouldn't personally consider tracking cookies in the spyware category, but deleting them is a good idea.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    21

    Default Re: AdWare Alert safe?

    Sry drcspy, i must have been typing my reply when you were. At the time your comments were not posted. Thx, for the info.

  9. #9

    Default Re: AdWare Alert safe?

    I think for anti-spyware software the best combination is Spybot and Ad-Aware. It works for me best, so give it a try. You'd have a better hit rate this way.

Similar Threads

  1. adware again
    By killorin in forum PressF1
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-02-2008, 08:33 PM
  2. adware
    By kale in forum PressF1
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 28-01-2008, 01:18 PM
  3. adware
    By burrows2 in forum PressF1
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-01-2005, 12:18 PM
  4. adware- again
    By effie C in forum PressF1
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 07-11-2004, 02:01 PM
  5. Adware
    By aprasad in forum PressF1
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-03-2003, 01:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •