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how do i get rid of desktopdating

A doctor in my office is a member of match.com. He got an email from someone stating they wanted to talk with him from desktop dating so he clicked on the tab and then everyone in his address book got emails from this service. I checked the registry and add remove programs. Would anyone know how to remove this. I think it may be spyware of something. Thanks.
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Toninmd
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sk_raja_rajaCommented:
download,install and do a complete scan using www.superantispyware.com..it is free...
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David-HowardCommented:
I haven't heard of this one yet. You might try Malwarebytes. At the least a scan won't hurt. It's free and available at www.malwarebytes.org
Download and update it, then boot into Safe Mode (F8 at startup). Then run the program.
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ToninmdAuthor Commented:
I will send this information and get back to you tomorrow. Thanks you
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phototropicCommented:
If your colleague gave his email password to this organisation, I doubt that it will show up as malware.  Is this roughly what happened:

http://oznasia.blogspot.com/2007/07/dont-fall-for-this-one.html

If so, this will be the result:

http://www.enidhi.net/2007/08/yaari-desktopdating-and-other-ill.html

This is the text of the EULA:
"By registering for **** and agreeing to the Terms of Use, you authorize **** to send an email notification to all the contacts listed in the address book of the email address you provide during registration. The email will notify your friends that you have registered for **** and will encourage them to register for the site. **** will never store your email password or login to your email account without your consent. If you do not want **** to send an email notification to your email contacts, do not register for ****. "

If your friend agreed to this, then it is unlikely that MBAM or SAS will show the associated files as malware.


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ToninmdAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much. As of this writting the doctor reports that he has received no more messages from the people in his address book reporting that they are getting email from this dating service.
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David-HowardCommented:
Great news! Just remember to keep that utility updated. :-)
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ToninmdAuthor Commented:
I'll let the office know to be sure to do that and also to stop clicking on every little button that pops up. Thanks for everything.
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