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!80 Search Assistant Alert

Posted on 2004-08-03
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Title Bar "180 Search Assistent Alert"

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   "System has detected that 180 Search Assistent has been removed... perhaps without your knowledge."

Options :
     o   Install  180Search Assistant ... requires Internet connectivity
     o   Leave uninstalled and clean up any ....
     o    Remind me later

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Is this a valid app  or some  malware?

Bob

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Question by:rvseitz
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potuncle earned 125 total points
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It's Spyware. I suggest using Spybot and/or Ad-aware to rid yourself of such things.  Spybot (free) at: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html. Ad-aware Standard edition (free): http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/. Once it's gone, I suggest not using Internet Explorer since it is what lets stuff like that get installed. Check out the Firefox browser at mozilla.org.

Jason
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by:bantau
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SPyware is really getting out of hand...These apps are 2 of the best out there but they aren't enough...You should probably go download CWShredder : http://www.softpedia.com/public/cat/10/17/10-17-150.shtml  ..
Also, go get the trial version of spysweeper at http://www.webroot.com/wb/downloads/index.php  ...I  personally use spysweeper and use the others as backup...You run all of those apps and it will clean MOST of what you have out...Good luck...
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