Anyone had problems with spyware?

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  1. AaronNWilson

    AaronNWilson Second Unit

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    Ive been having problems with contant popups recently where the ads on the popups arent remotely related to the site im at. I later found out that this is spyware called "CYDOOR" and it is installed with programs like iMesh, and although i havent found any sites that say this I'm sure it is installed with Kazaa too, because when i deleted all cydoor instances from my system Kazaa said I had removed files that Kazaa needed to run.
    http://www.cexx.org/cydoor.htm
    Make sure you haven't got it to prevent annoying popups, and btw these popups were oblivious to the various anti popup programs.
    Aaron
     
  2. Peter McDonald

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    I believe the spyware in Kazaa is Webhancer, but there could be others.

    Peter
     
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    Have you tried Ad-Aware from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/index.html
    It seems to have a good nose for sniffing out these things. The latest version claims to be able to find and eliminate Cydoor. AND IT'S FREE [​IMG]
    If you haven't used it, and are interested, be sure to download the companion program "RefUpdate 1.1" which autoupdates the signature files. The Ad-Aware v5 product download has old sig files that would not catch Cydoor.
    I have been using this for a while, and it has done an excellent job of eliminating many diffeent "spywares" from my PC.
     
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    About a month ago i installed adaware and it has sniffed out and deleted multiple spyware programs on my cpu including cydoor. Ive set adaware to ignore WINDOWSSYSTEMcd_clint.dll because without that file KaZaA won't run.
     
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    My God, I've been following the links associated with spyware AND mail advertisment. I get ALOT of junk mail, and only now see just how unscrupulous these people are! But it takes so much work just to get of a list!

    And this Cydoor or whatever. I've noticed that I've been getting more and more pop-ups lately -- some of it VERY odd. I attributed them to the website that I'd been visiting. This may not be the case!
     
  7. Kevin P

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    In my opinion, spyware is basically a virus, the only difference being that the infection is deliberate.

    I'm hoping anti-virus software adds optional spyware detection/blocking/removal in the future.

    In the meantime, personal firewalls such as ZoneAlarm or Norton Internet Security will help you isolate spyware/adware and at least prevent it from accessing the internet.
     
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    If you like Kazaa, try MORPHEUS. SAME PROGRAM!! same servers. Except Morpheus doesnt have Spyware.

    And yes, Get that Ad-Aware program. It does wonders.
     

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