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RE: adware showing up
From: "Taylor, Bud" <BTaylor () stginc com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 08:16:22 -0500
or go to Lavasoft.com and download thier free ad-aware tool...does a good
job at ridding PC's of advertisers.
From: John Canty
To: Bev Williams; security-basics () securityfocus com
Sent: 2/4/03 1:51 PM
Subject: RE: adware showing up
Try uninstalling any new programs such as gator (gag), or hotbar is a
good one for this. Hotbar has caused me more problems than any other
program that I have ever seen. That's just one company I would love to
see pull an Enron.
Sometimes these things just get installed as programs just like any
other, I would check that.
From: Bev Williams [mailto:bevwilliams () inet4u com]
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 2:25 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: adware showing up
I just had a call from an employee that said he has adware showing up on
print window in the office programs like excel and word.
I went back there to check and, sure enough, there were ads for Norton
firewall, EasyCD, etc. on the window where you click "OK" to print.
Anyone heard of this or have any idea how to get rid of it? AdAware
find the "malware."