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Old 02-27-2004, 11:30 AM   #1
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Question Spybot-Search and Destroy: IS IT VIRUS ??

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I downloaded a program called "Spybot-search and destroy" from www.download.com, which is a freeware and is supposed to remove any spy softwares in the pc. My concern is: "Spybot-search and destroy" has some files like codenamealwin.zip, gator.zip,targetnet.zip, dsoexploit.zip etc which are locked and passwrod-protected. Is this software a virus-software??

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Old 02-27-2004, 12:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Spybot-Search and Destroy: IS IT VIRUS ??

A) You downloaded it from Download.com - ALL of their stuff is safe to download.

B) I use that very program myself. No, it isn't a virus.

Your safe.
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Default Re: Spybot-Search and Destroy: IS IT VIRUS ??

It is not a virus. It is a good program but those other files are a little concerning.
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Default Re: Spybot-Search and Destroy: IS IT VIRUS ??

Those two files are password protected for your safety. If somebody hacked your computer and messed with those two files your computer would go bazzerk.
Spybot is very good at some limitations like finding easy to see adware and spyware, also already said everything from www.Download.com is safe, if not www.Download.com would be down already. So don't worry, you're safe.
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Old 02-28-2004, 05:19 PM   #5
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Hi,

Thank you all for your replies. Have a nice time !!

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A quote but no comments?
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Hmmmm.....
The only thing I recognize is Gator, (Gator Adserver Network), which basically give you pop-up ads.
However I may be wrong it may just be a name.
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i use spyware search and destroy its a very good program for blocking spyware
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