Re: What do I do with my Ad-Aware SE Results?

From: Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] (lanwench_at_heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmail.atyahoo.com)
Date: 10/18/04


Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 18:00:06 -0400

Jeff Turner wrote:
> Lanwench,
>
> Thanks.

Most welcome - hope it helps.
>
> Jeff Turner
>
>
> "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
> <lanwench@heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmail.atyahoo.com> wrote in
> message news:Oufu%23TGtEHA.1276@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Jeff Turner wrote:
>>> Dear Help group,
>>>
>>> My Computer is Windows 98 SE, AMD, Athlon XP 1800+, 384 MB RAM
>>>
>>> I protect it with Norton Anti-Virus 2001 (always updated with new
>>> def.), Zone Alarm firewall, Spybot S&D, Adaware.
>>>
>>> My question is about Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.05 Results.
>>>
>>> I used my Spybot S&D 1.2 to scan this morning. It picked up 6
>>> tracking cookies in a search that took 66 seconds. I selected to
>>> killed the 6 tracking cookies. Last night I downloaded Ad-Aware SE
>>> Personal 1.05. I had been using an older AdAware that I got when I
>>> got the Spybot. I did a scan with the Ad-Aware SE and it ran and
>>> ran. It was identifying many, many items and items in the Registry,
>>> It was up to several hundred thousand files when I aborted. I ran
>>> it again this morning but it only took 120 seconds to look at 41,000
>>> files. My old Ad-Aware which it removed when it installed the SE
>>> only looked at 29,000 files or records?
>>>
>>> Well anyway the Results that I got this morning from the Ad-Aware SE
>>> was like 15 Registry Keys Identified, 46 Registry Values Identified,
>>> 161 New Critical Objects Identified. WOW? Problems?
>>>
>>> What should I do with these Ad-Aware SE Results. Should I accept
>>> and do them all? I have not done anything yet.
>>
>> I'd do them all, but might want to download
>>
>
http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/central/display/details.php3?installerID=127&nav=OS&osID=3
>> and keep it for safekeeping (a winsock fix tool, in case you have
>> network problems after removing spyware).
>>>
>>> My Computer is running great. I am a beleiver in, "If it ain't
>>> broke, don't fix it".
>>
>> I run Spybot & Adaware regularly and have never ever needed to get
>> anything back out of quarantine. Always make sure you're using the
>> latest versions of the products, and always update them before
>> scanning.
>>>
>>> Your help will be appreciated.
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Jeff Turner Gates Mills, Ohio gtohio9073@att.net