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Re: Ad-Aware and Spyware Doctor

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Thanks!  You are right, more or less.  I had been clicking on the
correct download link (green, inverted caret, etc.).  This had tried to
start the download but it had been intercepted and blocked by IE's "it
might be dangerous" thing, without my noticing;  and I had been
transferred to a different page with, yes, an advertisement on it, and
nothing else, just one conspicuous link.  I'll look more carefully in
future.

Nick
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Nick Wedd    nick@maproom.co.uk

Re: Ad-Aware and Spyware Doctor

On 05/29/2009 08:29 AM, Nick Wedd wrote:
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The fact that you are redirected to www·zoombli·com is indicative of a
malware intrusion. Some software on your system is attempting to prevent
you from updating Ad-Aware, and it's redirecting you to another malware
site instead. When I click the download link at
<http://download.cnet.com/Ad-Aware-Anniversary-Edition/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5 ,
my system (Linux) starts downloading AdAwareAE.exe as expected.

Ad-Aware is a great product, and I recommend it and have it installed on
my Windows systems. Ad-Aware is not responsible for this behavior.

Place www·zoombli·com in your HOSTS file and try to find out what has
made it onto your computer. Look into a HOSTS¹² file to block some of
those things. Reduce your use of MSIE and, in whatever browser you use,
enable JavaScript as rarely as possible.

¹ http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
² http://hosts-file.net /

Re: Ad-Aware and Spyware Doctor

Take a look for more details on www.spywarior.com
You;ll find all the trustwarded programms you're will need.
Janus
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Re: Ad-Aware and Spyware Doctor

Must be: www.Spywarewarior.com.
janus
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Re: Ad-Aware and Spyware Doctor

On Sat, 30 May 2009 12:16:57 +0200, De Zundappmuts wrote:

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Nope, that's just an ad portal site. Try http://www.spywarewarrior.com /


Re: Ad-Aware and Spyware Doctor

Frazer Jolly Goodfellow wrote:

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Lots of squatters used parked sites on misspelled domain names.  

Be careful what you read there.  Everything is OLD.  The rogueware list:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

has not been updated in 2 years.  The author abandoned that list.  The
blog site doesn't exist anymore (because the author abandoned his work
at that site).  There is no datestamp on the feature comparison page of
anti-spyware proggies but you'll notice it still lists MS Windows
Defender as a beta version.  The forums still get some traffic (the ones
discussing HijackThis logs) but the rest of the site is old and of
little value.  I removed my shortcut in my Favorites list over a year
ago.

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