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slybo sophos scan

I decided to try the Sophos Anti-Rootkit and the scan showed two items. But it said NO on the removal of both items. Does this mean they cannot be removed and that they are good or bad. First time using this program so what does it mean if it says NO on the removal? Here are the two files it found

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\CmdMapping\{c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a}

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\MSHist012003061720030618

I have ran all my other scans and everything seems ok and I am not having any problems but would like to learn what this means. I am using windows xp and have Avast Antivirus, Defender, Ad-Aware, and Avg AntiSpyware. Thanks Slybo

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In reply to: slybo sophos scan

HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\CmdMapping\{c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a}

Description Alexa_registry_entry Registry key that creates a menu item that points to a local web page that points to an MSN search page that uses the Alexa engine.


How can I get rid of "Alexa"?



HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\Cache\Extensible Cache\MSHist012003061720030618

Extensible Cache > have a look here:



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More help

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Thanks Marianna for the quick reply. I looked at your information and it looks like I should run the Alexa auto removal tool, right? But the one about extensible cache I do not see what I should do from the sites you gave, can you help me on what the site should be telling me? Thanks slybo

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In reply to: More help

I read more about the index.dat. I have ccleaner and have this unchecked. Do I just need to run ccleaner and check this to solve my problem? slybo

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(NT) Yes - CCleaner can do it by checking the index dat.file

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Alexa Removal Instructions

In reply to: More help

Before you can delete files, you must first stop all the Alexa processes that are running in memory.
Do this by ending all processes from the Task Manager.
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to open the Windows Task Manager. If you see multiple
"tabs," click on the "Processes" tab. For each process that you would like
to kill, find the process name in the list, click it to select it, and click
the "End Process" button.

more: http://www.safer-networking.com/removeAlexa.php
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Spyhunter results

In reply to: Alexa Removal Instructions

Thanks Marianna, I had did a search on google before I posted here and found nothing on this subject so I was amazed at what you had found and so quick. The scan with Spyhunter only found Wild Tangent which I knew I had. Since it found no Alexa I am going to assume I am ok and that item that sophos found is something left over that I must have deleted a long time ago and is causing me no harm. So I am going to close the issue unless you think I should do something else. I am also going to leave the index.dat file alone since I have read that you should leave that unchecked in CCleaner as it has caused problems when you have CCleaner delete them. Running Spyhunter has made me feel better and again I say thanks. slybo

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The Spyhunter that Marianna had be download does not say how long it is good for just that it was free. Is this one that is one that expires or is it no expiration for the program. Thanks slybo

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SpyHunter?? You mean TrojanHunter??

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TrojanHunter has a trial for 30 days.

SpyHunter has a free scanner:


Sly - did you run SpybotS&D ? I "think" it finds Alexa IF it is still on your computer.

I delete the index. dat and never had any problems........ knocking on wood Wink

You're Welcome Happy

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In reply to: SpyHunter?? You mean TrojanHunter??

I was talking about Spyhunter from spywareremove.com that you gave me the link for in the first post from you. So I guess it is the free scanner. I think I will take a chance with deleting the index.dat files with CCleaner if you say you have had no problems. Thanks for your help. slybo

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I have not used SpybotS&D but Spyhunter said it would remove Alexa so that is good enough for me. Thanks slybo

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I also use CCleaner to delete index.dat files Sly, NO

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problems here doing that either.

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In reply to: I also use CCleaner to delete index.dat files Sly, NO

Thanks roddy32, its always good to hear from people who have done something first. I think I read that it was not good to do on the CCleaner forum or some other forum but as we know you can read just about anything on any subject. Best to hear from people like you that have done it. Thanks as always slybo

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(NT) You're welcome Sly :)

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