AdAware results ... need some help please

Posted: 07-23-2003, 08:55 AM
Here are the results of my scan:

http://members.shaw.ca/sivlee/adawareresults.jpg

Please advise if I can safely delete these or should I leave these alone ..
They say in the description that it is "LOW" risk.

Please advise,

Daniel


AdAware results ... need some help please


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Tom Porterfield
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Re: AdAware results ... need some help please
Posted: 07-23-2003, 10:23 AM
Daniel wrote:
> Here are the results of my scan:
>
> http://members.shaw.ca/sivlee/adawareresults.jpg
>
> Please advise if I can safely delete these or should I leave these
> alone .. They say in the description that it is "LOW" risk.
The Alexa reg key is minor and can be left or deleted without impact. The
files are hard to answer as the data you show does not look familiar to
me, and you are not showing all of the data. I can't comfortably make a
recommendation one way or the other with incomplete data. What I can
offer is this. Ad-aware has been trusted by many people to do the job and
do it right, so you can gain some confidence in that. If you are unsure,
manually rename the files by changing the extension rather than delete
them. That way if it turns out the files are important you can simply
rename them back to the original name.
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Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
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Re: AdAware results ... need some help please
Posted: 07-23-2003, 10:33 AM
Hi,

Alexa is a search tool - never seen it defined as spyware. Do you have their
toolbar installed? I would export a copy of that reg key before deleting it,
just in case.

The rest appear to be files housed under your local user profile - If the
full path leads to the IE content folders (TIF's) or a temp folder, then I
would say "yes", they are safe to delete.

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"Daniel" <notrealaddy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Here are the results of my scan:
>
> http://members.shaw.ca/sivlee/adawareresults.jpg
>
> Please advise if I can safely delete these or should I leave these alone
...
> They say in the description that it is "LOW" risk.
>
> Please advise,
>
> Daniel
>
>

nevermore
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Re: AdAware results ... need some help please
Posted: 07-23-2003, 10:46 AM
Ad-Aware has a web based support group. I needed some advice on switches and
used it. The people there are very understanding and extremely helpful and
some of them appear to have been posting since day one, so to speak. You
might want to consult with them (with no disrespect intended for the people
here who answered your post. Just pointing to additional resources.)
"Daniel" <notrealaddy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Here are the results of my scan:
>
> http://members.shaw.ca/sivlee/adawareresults.jpg
>
> Please advise if I can safely delete these or should I leave these alone
...
> They say in the description that it is "LOW" risk.
>
> Please advise,
>
> Daniel
>
>

Ronnie Vernon MVP
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Re: AdAware results ... need some help please
Posted: 07-23-2003, 11:07 AM
Daniel wrote:
> Here are the results of my scan:
>
> http://members.shaw.ca/sivlee/adawareresults.jpg
>
> Please advise if I can safely delete these or should I leave these
> alone .. They say in the description that it is "LOW" risk.
>
> Please advise,
>
> Daniel
When you right click and select Object Details on one of those entries, drag
the screen wide enough to see all of the details. Most of what you have
there are simple tracking cookies, which means that if you visit a website
that uses one of those advertising services, (ie: doubleclick, fastclick,
etc) the cookie will be read and custom ads that target things that you have
shown interest in on other websites will be displayed. Another cookie with
updated information will then be placed on your computer. This is what
"tracking cookies" do. There is nothing there can can cause problems by
being deleted.

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johnf
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Re: AdAware results ... need some help please
Posted: 07-23-2003, 12:02 PM
Alexa, you can get rid of. Data Miner is also safe to delete. It's a general
label AdAware gives any "data mining" file.

Before running AdAware, make sure you do a Disk cleanup & then go to Docs &
settings / <your user name> / Local Settings, & clean out what's in Temp &
Temporary Internet Files.
Anything in Temp that doesn't want to be deleted, will let you know when you
try, so let them sit.

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> Here are the results of my scan:
>
> http://members.shaw.ca/sivlee/adawareresults.jpg
>
> Please advise if I can safely delete these or should I leave these
> alone .. They say in the description that it is "LOW" risk.
>
> Please advise,
>
> Daniel

Daniel
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Re: AdAware results ... need some help please
Posted: 07-23-2003, 12:03 PM
Ok, here are some details on what these files are. (I seemed to have picked
up another one though).

http://members.shaw.ca/sivlee/adawareresults2.jpg

Please advise and thanks so much to all !!!

Daniel


W????n S.
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Re: AdAware results ... need some help please
Posted: 07-23-2003, 03:10 PM
Use Spybot first and it will "replace" the alexa entry so that your registry
isn't hacked up too bad.

Delete all others regularly......

Pest Patrol also finds things that the others do not find........


"Cyberniv" <cyberniv@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Daniel,
>
> You could also use the Quarantine facility within the Adaware programme.
If
> you have any subsequent problems these items can be restored as required.
> After a period of trouble free computing you can delete the Quarantine
> contents.
>
> Niven R
>
>
> ---
> Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> Version: 6.0.502 / Virus Database: 300 - Release Date: 18/07/2003
>
>

Daniel
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Re: AdAware results ... need some help please
Posted: 07-23-2003, 11:26 PM
Thanks again very much to all who helped.

Daniel


Daniel
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Re: AdAware results ... need some help please
Posted: 07-23-2003, 11:35 PM

"Cyberniv" <cyberniv@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Daniel,
>
> You could also use the Quarantine facility within the Adaware programme.
If
> you have any subsequent problems these items can be restored as required.
> After a period of trouble free computing you can delete the Quarantine
> contents.
So when I "check" the items to be quarantined and then save them, and when
all that is done, do I then press "next" and delete the items ? Please
clarify.

Thanks,

Daniel

> Niven R
>
>
> ---
> Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> Version: 6.0.502 / Virus Database: 300 - Release Date: 18/07/2003
>
>

 
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