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RE: adware showing up
From: "Spencer D'oro" <sbdoro () attbi com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 08:03:35 -0800

To add to this, there is a default setting in Internet Explorer Advanced Tab
properties that allows ANY program to Install On Demand (which merans when
the web site demands to install the app it can) when certain web sites are
visited.  I have had more cases of Precision Time, Date Manager, HotBar and
HuntBar, & Gator show up in the last 6 months because of this.  If this
option is checked, then these programs can install without approval of any
kind from the user.  Removing this is the first step to keep these and other
apps from randomly showing up on systems.  Of course, there is also the
option of using another browser ;)

Spencer

-----Original Message-----
From: John Canty [mailto:John.Canty () Vibro-Meter com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 10:52 AM
To: Bev Williams; security-basics () securityfocus com
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.

//John

-----Original Message-----
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
his
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
didn't
find the "malware."

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