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DSO Exploit

by go fish / August 23, 2005 9:18 PM PDT

I just ran Spybot S&D and I have found the DSO Exploit. I know I had that a few years ago but don't remember how to get rid of it. I have an XP Home with SP2. Ram is two 512 sticks, processor is 2600, I believe. A friend of my husband's built this system last year. I would appreciate any help that you can give me. Thank you. Gofish

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Change the settings so
by glb613 / August 23, 2005 9:40 PM PDT
In reply to: DSO Exploit

Spybot ignores it. You'll need to be in the advanced mode to make the changes.

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DSO EXPLOIT
by go fish / August 28, 2005 1:18 PM PDT
In reply to: Change the settings so

The last two times I ran the check, it came back with a "Congratulations".
That always makes one happy with that report.
I removed my spybot and downloaded the new one with the 'fix' attached. Thank you for responding.

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Why set spybot to ignore it
by El Alquimista / August 28, 2005 4:51 PM PDT
In reply to: DSO EXPLOIT

unless you want to chance untrusted software running on your system? Actually, Spybot S$D can generally fix it. For information about this bug, and a manual fix (a simple registry edit), check out this site:

http://www.pchell.com/support/dsoexploit.shtml

Hope this helps

Frank

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If you patched...
by TheRealLocoman / August 28, 2005 10:54 PM PDT

If you patched the Windows DSO exploit, Spybot was still reporting this exploit as open.

Igoring this warning when you knew you already patched Windows was Spybots advice (from their website).

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Re DSO Exploit
by Daviddude / August 29, 2005 12:20 PM PDT
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SpyBot search and destroy was telling me that I had that on my computer too for about a week. But it stopped telling me that I had it on my computer. How did it go away? I have no idea, I would tell Spybot to fix that problem, and it said it was fixed but the next scan it would be back. I reset my internet explorer settings to default and I updated all my definitions for spybot.

Walla ! that problem went away.

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Data Source Object Fix Found @majorgeeks.com
by kingdomofjones / August 30, 2005 7:47 PM PDT
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The last I knew DSO stood for Data Source Object and there was a fix offered at majorgeeks.com.I was uncertain when I too had known of the find only to discover it was still around almost 10 months after the fix was in.

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