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Is Claria.CommonComponents an anti-spy?

by Rowena100 / February 1, 2006 11:00 PM PST

I ran my anti-spy and I got the following items for "review". Will somebody please tell me what they are?
1) Claria.CommonComponents
2) Limewire
3) Conducent FlexPak


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Scan with EWIDO and HOUSECALL and ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 1, 2006 11:16 PM PST

See what they report.

Claria may not be noted by Microsoft... Widely discussed so I will not write more about that one.


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by Rowena100 / February 5, 2006 10:38 AM PST

Thank you Bob for your help. It is sincerely appreciated!


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Three nasties...
by John.Wilkinson / February 2, 2006 4:50 AM PST

1.) Claria.CommonComponents is a piece of adware that verges on being labled spyware. It can hijack your browser's home page and search pages, tracks your online activities, and reports personal information about you back to the sender for advertising purposes. I would recommend removing that one immediately, as well as any other Claria/Gator/GAIN "products."

2.) Limewire is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing program that's usually bundled with adware and spyware, such as Claria. Also, over 90% of what's 'shared' on P2P networks such as the one from Limewire is copyrighted and pirated, and thus illegal to download/use in most countries. Given that, I'd recommend uninstalling it immediately as well.

3.) Conducent FlexPak is an adware program that's responsible for delivering popups and pop-unders, and also commonly comes with programs such as Limewire. Thus, it too should be deleted ASAP.

Since you have some nasties on your system, I'd suggest running a scan with a second antispware program, as well as with your antivirus app, just to make sure you're clean.

Hope this helps,

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Three nasties
by Rowena100 / February 5, 2006 10:37 AM PST
In reply to: Three nasties...

Thank you for your help on this as well!!


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