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23-08-2002, 10:08 AM
I have installed Adaware & have it to scan memory, registry & C drive. It showd up suspicious things in folders-4, files-13, modules-1, registry-22. They had names like Aureate, Cydoor, Webhancer & Alexa. What I am not sure about is what should be deleted? & what not to delete. I have gone through the help bit at the bottom but got more confused any information greatly appreciated.

Peter H
23-08-2002, 10:16 AM
Delete them all. Anything that Adaware picks up is so-called Spyware.

23-08-2002, 10:20 AM
Cydoor comes in several packages (Eudora in free mode) and Alexa is actually part of Internet Explorer.

To understand each, simply type the name into www.google.co.nz.

For instance "Aureate" as the search word will give you 36,800 sites with information, usually you only need to look at the top few.

You should then be able to determine if you can remove them or if somm free software you are using requires them. Usually I have found removal to be OK, at worst you will need to reinstall the application if its a problem. Often they relate to an application that has already been removed.

23-08-2002, 10:22 AM
That was quick.Thanks Peter. I will just go & tick them all & delete.

23-08-2002, 10:24 AM
Thanks too Godfather. I will do the Google thing first.

23-08-2002, 10:49 AM
The only spyware I have found that cuases problems so far when removed is cydoor if you are running Kazaa. No doubt there are other programs that rely on spyware or has it intergrated into the program but you can have a look here (http://scumware.com/) for more details on spyware or scumware as the site is called.
If you are running kazaa then have a look at my site Basic Computer Stuff (http://dipstick01.hostnz.co.nz) for instructions on putting a fake file in your kazaa so it thinks the spyware is still there. Its under the heading P2P/Shareware and the fake file is also there to download.

23-08-2002, 10:58 AM
$50 says you're running p2p programmes like grokster, blubster, kazaa, etc... if you are, and you delete those files, you will find those p2p programs unable to operate.

You should uninstall all the abovementioned programs, and download and reinstall the "spyware free" equivalents from this address here...


Hope it helps,


23-08-2002, 11:59 AM
>Cydoor comes in several packages (Eudora in free mode)

before you scare every eudora user....eudora dosn't have spyware. however it does get its ads from cydoor's servers. the ad part of eudoa is written by qualcom(makers of eudora) not by cydoor. it simply displays ads without the cydoor syware crap.