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nod32 blocks the alexa toolbar

Hello
On my system, xp sp2, i have Alexa Toolbar with IE 7 and my antiv-virus proggram is Nod32. When i try to connect any web site, Nod32 detect the alexa toolbar activity and it blocks  alexa tool bar and i can not use the tool bar. How can i configure Nod32 against the Alexa Tool Bar. Of course i want to use tool bar when Nod32 is running.

Thank you.
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gurbuzmete
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bulldog14Commented:
Alexa is borderline spyware, although some would disagree.  You can read here http://www.imilly.com/alexa.htm and here http://slashdot.org/articles/07/07/23/152243.shtml for more info.  I couldn't find a way to configure Nod32 to ignore it but I'm not expert in Nod32.
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gurbuzmeteAuthor Commented:
Thanks but this doesn't seem as a solution ...
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r-kCommented:
Have you tried excluding the dll used by Alexa from being scanned by Nod32?
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gurbuzmeteAuthor Commented:
Firstly, nod32 doen't allow Alexa Toolbar application file (.exe) being downloaded. If i deactive Nod32, there is no prbolem, i can download exe file, but my computer is under risk as you guess. Later i re-active Nod32, but at this time,  Nod32 block alexa tool bar.

I read some articles about this, they say that alexa tool bar is in the spayware list on Nod32, because of that reason we can not solve this problem. But i try to find the solution if i can.

If you really interest this issue, please setup both proggramme (firstl Nod32 and later Alexa Tool Bar), and watch what happens

Thank you
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r-kCommented:
That is true, but once you install Alexa (while Nod32 is disabled) you should then be able to start Nod32 and tell it to not scan the .dll (in which Alexa resides) from any more scanning. Nod32 doesn't have any special rule for Alexa, it just treats it like any other spyware, so if you exclude it, nod32 will ignore it.

Of course, you have to identify which file (dll) is used by Alexa first. A good way to find this information if you don't already know is by running Autoruns (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/Autoruns.mspx). Then you have to know how to exclude specific files from being scanned, etc.
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