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    • Finishrich
    • By Finishrich 1st Aug 04, 4:37 PM
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    Adaware Found Alexa and DOS Exploit - Help Needed
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    • 1st Aug 04, 4:37 PM
    Adaware Found Alexa and DOS Exploit - Help Needed 1st Aug 04 at 4:37 PM
    Just got a new PC, downloaded some anti vius, adaware, spybot etc and when I run adaware and spybot they find "Alexa Related" - something to do with "What's this Link?" in microsoft IE. The second thing is "DOS Exploit" which seems to have made 5 registry entries.

    I'm not very technical on this stuff and just wondered if I should just go ahead a delete it or not? :-/

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    • Joe_Bloggs
    • By Joe_Bloggs 1st Aug 04, 4:44 PM
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    • 1st Aug 04, 4:44 PM
    Re: Adaware Found Alexa and DOS Exploit - Help Nee
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    • 1st Aug 04, 4:44 PM
    Go ahead and delete with the assistance of Adaware.
    You could choose to quarantine rather than delete if you want.
    You had better patch/update your system via internet explorer as soon as possible.
    J_B
    • Finishrich
    • By Finishrich 1st Aug 04, 5:37 PM
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    • 1st Aug 04, 5:37 PM
    Re: Adaware Found Alexa and DOS Exploit - Help Nee
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    • 1st Aug 04, 5:37 PM
    Thanks for that JB.

    What are these things anyway?
    • Robin_T_Cox
    • By Robin_T_Cox 1st Aug 04, 10:24 PM
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    • 1st Aug 04, 10:24 PM
    Re: Adaware Found Alexa and DOS Exploit - Help Nee
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    • 1st Aug 04, 10:24 PM
    Ad-aware hates Alexa for some reason. Milly's page gives you the info you need to decide whether you want to get rid of it or not. Fortunately, whatever you decide, it is a pretty mild form of spyware compared to some around.
    See:
    http://www.imilly.com/alexa.htm

    The DSO exploit thing has had people tearing their hair out in droves lately. See:
    http://www.the-scream.co.uk/forums/t10387.html

    There's a DSO exploit stopper here that you may like to try:
    http://www.nsclean.com/dsostop.html

    HTH
    • Joe_Bloggs
    • By Joe_Bloggs 1st Aug 04, 10:42 PM
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    • 1st Aug 04, 10:42 PM
    Re: Adaware Found Alexa and DOS Exploit - Help Nee
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    • 1st Aug 04, 10:42 PM
    Alexa is explained by the privacy policy.
    http://pages.alexa.com/help/privacy.html
    • Finishrich
    • By Finishrich 3rd Aug 04, 1:46 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 04, 1:46 AM
    Re: Adaware Found Alexa and DOS Exploit - Help Nee
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    • 3rd Aug 04, 1:46 AM
    Thanks again I've run the DSO stopper at
    http://www.nsclean.com/dsostop.html !That seemed to clear 1 of the entries but 4 still remain.

    Plus found some good info at:
    http://forums.net-integration.net/index.php?showtopic=15308&st=0

    After checking out the above link - I think spybot's last update didn't deal with it right and it should fix it in the next update, whenever that might be. !As long as all the Windows updates/patches are up todate then there hopefully shouldn't be a problem
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