Re. My post on Spybot a few days back!!! Important >> read on!!!!!
I suspected I still had a few problems even after downloading latest Version and latest updates............. Ran a scan and it came up clean!!!!!! I found a program called synchroAd in my add/Remove menu and could not expel it so I downloades Ad-Aware and ran it. Lo and behold I had abput 35 entries which Spybot never covered [I've emailed them about this]. Among them the 180solutions once again (courtesy of the Weather Channel). Others as listed below......
In any case SpyBot cannot be relied on at the moment. Even after running ad-aware I ren registry Mechanic whick found about another 15 irregularities - 7 of them Deep Registry....
I did take your tip and now have downloaded Firefox and am runnig it as my primary - I don't like the fact that similar to previous versions of Mozilla some of the file menus don't work, in particular Find in Page and Find Next items................... I do like the browser however.
I currently use in Addition to Spybot, Registry Mechanic, Ad-Aware, Tracks Erazer Pro and Spyware Blaster..................... Even if I could rely on SpyBot to do the job it makes sense to have options and clearly if I did not I would still be highly infested....................
There seems to be precious little you can download these days without having mandatory adware and spyware attached to it >> I wish there is something that could be done about it as do the majority of us I'm sure!!!!
another program to stay well clear of is XP Visual Tools >> they are linked to a site called themes online. Download some of their themes for example and they're crammed with malware and junkware!!!!!
I would recommend also staying awar from many of the download sites, especially those with Cracks on them. Many of the Russian and Eastern European sites disguise anti spyware programs or cracks as a thing called Slotchbar which I find particularly nasty and invasive. Mabe the next step is to have protection in which we can 'disallow' all sites................ a defunct internet!!!!!!
Here's that list!!!!!
180Solutions(TAC index:8):5 total references
BlazeFind(TAC index:5):26 total references
DyFuCA(TAC index:3):2 total references
Elitum.ElitebarBHO(TAC index:5):1 total references
MRU List(TAC index:0):11 total references
Other(TAC index:5):2 total references
Powerscan(TAC index:5):1 total references
SideFind(TAC index:5):2 total references
Tracking Cookie(TAC index:3):2 total references
WinAD(TAC index:7):2 total references
VX2(TAC index:10):3 total references
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