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by slybo / January 12, 2005 7:16 PM PST

I did a Norton scan and it found Adware.Minibug. It deleted the file MiniBugTransporter.dll. Norton website says I need to delete some registry keys but I do not know how to work the registry. So I did a system restore to set the registry but it put the file back and I had to delete it again, so I deleted all the system restore points. I did not want to pick one futher back. I can take the computer to the guy I purchased it from but is it worth the trouble, I am not having any problems? How important is it to remove the registry lines HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AWS\Weather and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AWS\MINIBug. The Norton website also says to delete the value: Tray Temperature = %ProgramFiles%\AWS\WeatherBug\Install\Minibug.exe. I am not having any problems do I have to do this?

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Hi Sly
by roddy32 / January 12, 2005 8:25 PM PST
In reply to: Adware.Minibug

If you are uncomfortable going into the registry and are not having any problems you can exclude this threat the next time that you do a scan. I read the Symantec article and it appears be be a pretty low risk item. I also use NAV and I remember when this was added to the defs in November. I also DO use Weatherbug but for some reason, I do not have those registry values and Norton does not detect it for that reason. You can do damage in the registry if you are unfamiliar and if this threat is not causing you a problem, IMO, I would probably exclude it if it were me but I would put print out the page from Symantec to show your computer guy if you decide to have him help you. That is just MY opinion.

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by slybo / January 12, 2005 8:45 PM PST
In reply to: Hi Sly

I have printed out the Norton article on this. Norton also deleted the file MiniBugTransporter.dll. Doing another scan it comes up clean. I guess this is what you mean by exclude the threat? As I say if I do another scan it does not show up since this file was deleted. It was under C:Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug. My concern was leaving the registry keys there might cause a problem later on but from you response I assume you are saying that leaving them there is no big deal, is this correct? I am saying this under the assumption they are there, since I have not gone into the registry they may not be there as in your case. Thanks for you help.

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All I am saying Sly
by roddy32 / January 12, 2005 8:58 PM PST
In reply to: MiniBugTransporter.dll

is that according to the Symantec article, its is not a big threat and IF you are not comfortable editing the registry (which I don't blame you, I don't like to do that either), then I would either have your computer guy fix it or you can exclude it on the next scan IF it shows up again. It MAY regenerate itself and it may not regenerate itself. IF and WHEN it does, once Norton finds it again, you can choose to exclude it at that time.

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I understand
by slybo / January 12, 2005 9:03 PM PST
In reply to: All I am saying Sly

Thanks, now I understand what you are saying. I did not think about it coming back. I will just wait and see what happens. Thanks for all your help.

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome Sly.
by roddy32 / January 12, 2005 9:07 PM PST
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