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kiwikeith
29-08-2004, 01:15 AM
Hi all
I know it happens all the time,I have spybot running and it removes everything but Downlod Accelerator Plus which is located in a file in the registry called Speedbit in Hkey/Local machine/ software..not sure what this programme is but it is just below my Slingshot ISP's web accelerator (Slipstream)..oh yeh have barred all 0900 numbers and have a pin protected toll bar..telecom nicely wiped the $90 phone bill and I hope the dialer has gone but this programme in spybot is making me nervous..
thanks for any assistance.
Keith

sam m
29-08-2004, 07:56 AM
> Hi all
> I know it happens all the time,I have spybot running
> and it removes everything but Downlod (sp?) Accelerator
> Plus which is located in a file in the registry
> called Speedbit in Hkey/Local machine/ software..not
> sure what this programme is but it is just below my
> Slingshot ISP's web accelerator (Slipstream)..oh yeh
> have barred all 0900 numbers and have a pin protected
> toll bar..telecom nicely wiped the $90 phone bill and
> I hope the dialer has gone but this programme in
> spybot is making me nervous..
> thanks for any assistance.
> Keith

If the above word I have highlighted should be download then I am guessing that this (http://www.speedbit.com/DAP7/DefaultLocal.asp?) is what may have left that registry entry that spybot cant remove. I would hazard a guess that this is not something to worry about. Maybe try a registry cleaner may rid you of it as I take it you dont actively use this programme or have a look here (http://www.spyany.com/program/article_spw_rm_Download_Accelerator_Plus.html) to see if this is the same problem that you have.

good luck
sam m

sam m
29-08-2004, 07:59 AM
ps - forgot to mention the last link I added requires you to play in the registry. Do so with extreme caution. Make sure you back up the registry before making the said changes.

Rob99
29-08-2004, 12:09 PM
You could goto the key and export it, then delete it, if things go wrong you can then place the key back.

kiwikeith
29-08-2004, 07:12 PM
Thanks for your help guys,have removed the offending programme with add remove program in control panel..hope that's the end of that..mind you I had a pop up dialogue box from windows asking me for permission to to load a dating service dialer after I posted the first query..now that hasnt been picked up by spybot either..here we go again..:-)

johnboy
30-08-2004, 12:35 AM
Have you got your spybot up to date and enabled all the immunise features .When you start spybot go to mode up the top menu bar and click on advanced then at the bottom click tools then you can enable different things to block spyware etc.
Have you got spyware blaster it also blocks a lot of things trying to install on your computer.
SpywareBlaster
here (http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html)
Adaware
site (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/)
A2 here (http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/)
Make sure these programs are updated after you download them and as regurley as possible
A good program to have also is Startup Guard 1.1 which tells you if something tries to add itself to your startup then you can block it and look in the programs log to get the name of the program trying to load.
here (http://www.acelogix.com)
more helpfull programs
cwshredder
here (http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html)
HijackThis
here (http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html)
hth

kiwikeith
30-08-2004, 12:43 AM
Thanks Johnboy
i will suss out the respective advice you have given..
appropo the dateline dialer..I have found it in my registry..
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-666978156-1984209557-507837290-1009\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603
along with other files? ending with regz hot-nz
but dont know exactly in which folder the files are in mind you I am working in the dark in the registry and so will need help here..
Thanks Heaps
Keith

whiskeytangofoxtrot
30-08-2004, 12:51 AM
I think the bigger problem here than SpyBot not detecting dialers is the sites you go to.

If you've managed to get prompted to install two dialers within the course of this thread you must be visiting some pretty interesting sites.

I'd suggest using an alternative browser when searching for free adult material, or buy access to a reputable site to prevent recurrence.

kiwikeith
30-08-2004, 01:05 AM
dunno wot you are talking about..whisky..but I have not visited those sort of sites for a while and then it is only to read the articles..seriously..I have recently cleaned out my system and managed to aquire these dialers from web searches for innocent things like images of dogs for my son's school projects etc and also trying to download screensavers,while my surfing habits maybe a bit suss,I usually do not enter adult sites as such or gambling sites,I also have 2 teenage boys who maybe have got these items playing games on the net..honest..or do I protest too much :-(
Keith

tweak\'e
30-08-2004, 11:58 AM
whisky wasn't to far off the ball there...;-)

a lot of "fun" sites such as those that have screensavers and a lot of kids sites are sites that try to infect you with nasty programs (that what pays for the site). try a different browser or disable any downloads or activeX.

kiwikeith
30-08-2004, 09:26 PM
I also just realised that I hadnt set spybot to immunise my system doh!
Now I get the small boxes telling me it has blocked potential threats etc..
I also have installed PC worlds great CD of Xp's service pack 2 which increases my security..thanks a lot guys.
Keith

kiwikeith
31-08-2004, 12:54 AM
Now theres a funny one..Nortons just picked up a virus..Bloodhound.Exploit.6..and says it cant repair the file..sent me to the windows download site and after downloading the patch the darned thing wont install..is confused about the version of outlook express I am running..now forgive my stupidity but I have already fixed this vunerability previous to loading Windows SP2 today..how come it wasnt in the SP2 security update????
Keith