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NoAdware scan: should I remove these ones?

by sjos / May 18, 2005 6:25 AM PDT

(WINDOWS XP SP2)

I run Spybot Ad-Aware Personal (for free) regularly, but I have just tried out the unregistered version of NoAdware (i.e. scan, but no removal, unless you pay) and it has picked out a number of HKEY items which it considers 'severe' or 'dangerous'.

My question: can/should I remove these items - all of them? If so, should I do this by disabling 'system restore' and deleting manually in safe mode, I wonder?

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i see it as a marketing scheme
by dawillie / May 18, 2005 6:51 AM PDT

however you havve not indicated what the items ar so they could be legitimate.....

unless you post EXACT details of scan you will not get a positive response.

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Personally, I would NOT trust
by roddy32 / May 18, 2005 6:53 AM PDT
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Thanks everyone ...
by sjos / May 18, 2005 8:51 AM PDT

... for the advice and the useful 'rogues list' link. Out goes NoAdware, then!

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He updates that list occasionally and
by roddy32 / May 18, 2005 9:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks everyone ...

there are also a bunch of other good links on the page too. Eric has tested many of the programs.

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i wouldn't trust any
by dyspyzthespyz / May 18, 2005 12:18 PM PDT

apps that scan but don't remove, Eric Howes tells you repeatedly on his site that most are goads to get you to buy, hey, i can create a scumware program, have it scan your system and find anything i want it to find, even though it is not on your system, tell you to buy it to remove, my unlock key tells it to produce a clean scan and add something on each ''update'' to make it appear that it is working.....what do i care, as long as you pay me.....there are a plethora of scumware creators out there and thank god for Eric and his efforts. always as a rule check his site http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
and play by the rule that i play, if it made his list in the first place, even though taken off later, i still wouldn't trust it. good luck.

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(NT) (NT) Noadware: Should I remove... YES : Remove noadware!!
by tobeach / May 18, 2005 3:20 PM PDT

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