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jetsetsam
04-27-2004, 12:08 AM
I read on another forum about running Ad-Aware in Safe Mode.

I did and found 4 miners that weren't found by Ad-Aware after Startup.

Apparently, the miners are placed in programs that only run during Startup and Ad-aware (and Spybot) look in programs that are running after startup.

Turn on your computer
Hit F8 at the right moment
Arrow up to Safe Mode and Enter
Let your computer finish starting
Run Ad-aware
"They're Here"

Make sure you use the Custom settings for Ad-Aware.

Start Ad-Aware
Customize
Get as many green dots as possible
Run Ad-Aware

Instead of looking through about 25,000 files, in Custom it looks through over 130,000 files.

And finds more miners.

jetsetsam
04-27-2004, 12:08 AM
I read on another forum about running Ad-Aware in Safe Mode.

I did and found 4 miners that weren't found by Ad-Aware after Startup.

Apparently, the miners are placed in programs that only run during Startup and Ad-aware (and Spybot) look in programs that are running after startup.

Turn on your computer
Hit F8 at the right moment
Arrow up to Safe Mode and Enter
Let your computer finish starting
Run Ad-aware
"They're Here"

Make sure you use the Custom settings for Ad-Aware.

Start Ad-Aware
Customize
Get as many green dots as possible
Run Ad-Aware

Instead of looking through about 25,000 files, in Custom it looks through over 130,000 files.

And finds more miners.

XyZspineZyX
04-27-2004, 12:19 AM
Good tip! Thanks.

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AirBot
04-27-2004, 01:05 AM
I'll do that and see what I come up with.
Thanks for the tip!

MatuDa
04-27-2004, 01:27 AM
Last I checked AdAware is not updated very frequently. I Installed and updated adaware a few weeks ago and it did find some miners etc. Then I installed spybot removal tool and found loads more of miners and dll:s etc.

I'd advise using other tools than adaware.

AirBot
04-27-2004, 05:05 AM
On the same note, I'd suggest using several spyware detection tools simultaneously.
I, for one, am currently checking both with SpyBot and AdAware.