@@ WISE Up to Adware and Spyware @@
Posted: 07-25-2004, 05:09 PM
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Files usually affected
stcloader.exe, bho.dll, bho001.dll, rsp.dll, rsp001.dll,
install all.dll, update com.dll, winstart.exe,
winstart001.exe, Loader.exe, IE ClrSch.DLL,
Install All.dll, Update Hosts.DLL, Update BHO.DLL,
Update RSP.DLL, Update RemoveOld.DLL, rules.dat,
ClrSchP012.exe, ClrSchP013.exe, ClrSchP014.exe,
ClrSchP015.exe, ClrSchP012.dll, ClrSchP013.dll,
ClrSchP014.dll, ClrSchP015.dll, ClrSchP041.dll
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Programs: Stripping Adware/Spyware from PC Can Be Tricky
By Gene Emery
One of the biggest challenges a computer owner can face is getting rid
adware or spyware, programs that can sneak onto your PC when you agree
download free utility software from the Web.
In addition to monitoring your activity on the Internet, adware and
can lock you into an unwanted home page and swamp you with pop-up
Removal can be difficult because the designers of such programs often
keep them out of sight on your PC.
Most don't show up on the "Add/Remove Programs" list in the Windows
panel. They seldom offer an "Uninstall" option in the Windows
list; in fact, they're seldom listed at all.
Even when you identify them, some adware programs can't be removed
because they are tied to other unrelated utility programs you may have
If you're a do-it-yourselfer, there are ways to get rid of the
first step: Go to sites such as http://noadwares.1found.com or
and run a free scan of your computer. They list any adware/spyware
but they do not tell you how to remove it.
The site http://noadwares.1found.com , has been very aggressive in
taking on adware
and spyware. And, although it identifies fewer programs than
WebRoot, it does a much better job of explaining how to clean your
Another way of removing adware is to find its Web site, a plan that
easy if your home page has been hijacked. Some of those sites offer an
"Uninstall" program for their software, though it may be a challenge
it. Look for an FAQ (frequently asked questions) link.
Unfortunately, such uninstall programs don't always undo all the
made to your PC. An adware program called i-lookup had a downloadable
program to uninstall its software, but the i-lookup-sponsored Web
listed in the "Favorites" section of Internet Explorer remained. I had
ick on "Organize Favorites" and manually delete them.
A better bet for scouring your hard disk clean may be independent
The ones I found worked pretty well from all sorts of places (like the
The best bargain was "Ad-aware," popular with many readers, as I
from the e-mail I got after last week's column.
"Ad-aware 6.0," available to home users for free from
http://noadwares.1found.com , is easy to use. It lets you sort
files by type or adware company, so you can see the program it is
to delete. It eliminated annoyances such as a toolbar cluttering up
Explorer that kept returning even after I told Explorer not to display
"Ad-aware" tracked down traces of adware I thought I had removed, and
eliminated two viruses that had gotten on the PC because the owner had
kept his virus checker up to date.
However, "Ad-aware" does not automatically watch for adware unless you
$27 for an upgrade. You must run it regularly and check for updates.
Several readers said they run "Spybot-Search & Destroy," available for
at http://noadwares.1found.com .
I have less confidence in "Spy Sweeper" from
http://noadwares.1found.com , which you
can try for free or buy for $30. It's easy to use and updates
but offers few details about the adware it finds.
During the cleaning process, "Spy Sweeper" told me I was running other
programs I needed to close, but didn't say which ones or how to go
It also said I had Internet Explorer running when I didn't (at least
as I could tell). Such statements don't inspire confidence.
When I asked "Pest Patrol" to clean up a PC whose owner had already
eliminated or disabled some of the unwanted programs, it found plenty
adware-associated remnants. But it got hung up in the decontamination
process. Fortunately, the program displayed the folder that seemed to
causing problems. Because the folder was named Claria, after the
company, I quit out of "Pest Patrol," opened Windows Explorer, and
whole Claria folder to the Recycle Bin.
When I reran "Pest Control," it cleaned everything else out smoothly.
can try "Pest Patrol" for free. The full version, with a year of
$40. The license costs $20 a year.
If you're bothered by adware, but you want to keep using the "free"
that come with it, "StopZilla," available from StopZilla.com, may be
look. It doesn't try to remove the adware and spyware, but claims to
suppress it, by eliminating most of the pop-up windows while letting
"free" programs run freely. It costs $20 per year.
Personally, I'd rather just get rid of it all. Then I would use
www.PanicWare.com 's free "Pop-Up Stopper" program, or something
to block most pop-up windows.
A final word: Make it a habit to click "No" whenever a Web site tries
you to download a "free" program.
* Gene Emery is a columnist who covers science and technology. His
address is GEmery(at)
Les méthodes d'espionnage
-Les Bho Browser Helper
-Les Error Reporting Tool
-Les Guid identificateur
-Les Hijack Hijacker Hijacking
-Les Nsa Trapdoor
-Les PopUp - fenêtres pop up
-Les Préfixes d'url
--Insu vs Permission
--Est-ce un virus ?
-Les Web Bug
Les listes d'espions
-A propos des listes
-Liste hosts courte
-Liste hosts longue - 2'
-Liste trojan alphabétique
-Liste trojan par port
-Liste vecteurs Spy Courte
-Liste vecteurs Spy Longue
-Liste Web Bug
Revue de Presse
Les méthodes de lutte
Centre de contres mesures
-Anti Préfixe d'url
-Anti traque traces
-Anti Web Bug
Les modes d'emploi
-Internet Explorer Cookie
-Liste hosts simple
-Liste hosts étendue
-Norton Personal FireWall
-Regwizc - Regwizc.dll
-SpyBot Search & Destroy
-Sygate Personal FireWall
-Webroot Cache Cookie W.