More undetectable spyware! :(

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  1. MattBu

    MattBu Stunt Coordinator

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    I SOMEHOW have this stupid Active-max.com taskbar that keeps popping up and I can NOT figure out what the EXE nor registry settings are for this piece of crap. Can someone PLEASE help? [​IMG]
     
  2. John_Berger

    John_Berger Cinematographer

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    Step #1
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    STOP USING INTERNET EXPLORER, DAMN IT!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Go to C:Program FilesWindow Active.
    Delete the winactive.exe file and the associated dll file.

    (#2 is untested. I found it on another site where someone also asked about this spyware.)

    (#1 is very well-tested and 100% successful at stopping the installation of IE toolbars.)

    If winactive.exe is indeed the right executable, you should do a search for that value throughout your registry to see what comes up.
     
  3. Keith Plucker

    Keith Plucker Screenwriter

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    You might try this program. It has Active-Max listed as one of the programs it removes.

    I have never used it myself though.

    -Keith
     
  4. James T

    James T Screenwriter

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    Have you tried running Spybot? It also immunizes itself from some spyware programs.
     

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