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by lktgdt / April 3, 2005 3:38 AM PDT

When I opened my Regcleaner today there was something called ASProtect and SpecData. Does anyone know what this is and what I should do about it? Thanks!

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From CNET Downloads
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 3, 2005 4:23 AM PDT
In reply to: RegCleaner
ASProtect

Software Publisher's Description

ASProtect is the system of software protection of applications, designed for quick implementation of application protection functions, especially targeted for software developers. ASProtect is designed for such specific tasks as working with registration keys and creation of evaluation and trial application versions.

ASProtect features: compression of the application; encryption of the application; counteraction to dumping application memory with the tool like ProcDump; application integrity check; counteraction to debuggers and disassemblers; counteraction to memory patching; API for interaction between application and protection routines; creation and verification of registration keys using public keys encryption algorithms; keeping of the database and checkup of 'stolen' (illegal) registration keys; possibility to create evaluation (trial) versions, that limit application functions based on evaluation time and the number of runs left; expose nag-screens; generating of registration keys, based on the specific computer system.


Does this ring any bells with you? Anything similar on your system that you've downloaded and installed perhaps?

But eTrust Spyware Encyclopedia suggests this is a spyware tool for developing spyware, http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/pest/pest.aspx?id=59717


Google found no entries for SpecData as you typed it. It did suggest Spec Data, and list some entries, but I have no way of knowing if this is the same as you have seen.

Mark
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RegCleaner
by lktgdt / April 3, 2005 4:44 AM PDT
In reply to: From CNET Downloads

Thank you,Mark. In RegCleaner, the Author was ASProtect and the software was SpecData, to be more specific. Haven't downloaded recently that comes to mind. Maybe if it is a pest,I should delete? Thanks again!

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Yes
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 3, 2005 10:05 PM PDT
In reply to: RegCleaner

RegCleaner makes a backup of any registry entries you delete in case there are any problems with it.

But just in case, make a backup yourself first and store it on the root direcctory of the C drive temporarily. That way, if you do need to restore the registry, it is easily available.

To make a backup. Goto Start > Run and type in "regedit", (without the quotes), click OK.

When the registry editor opens, make sure that "My Computer" is highlighted, then goto File > Export, and save the file to your C drive. Make sure the option under Export Range is set to All.

Mark

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RegCleaner
by lktgdt / April 4, 2005 3:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes

Thank you, Mark!

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RegCleaner
by lktgdt / April 4, 2005 3:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes

After I do this, do I have to go back into regedit again? ( After deleting ASProtect/SpecData)

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