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The New AdAware 2007

by shylaugh / June 7, 2007 7:53 AM PDT

After installing the new AdAware and doing a scan it came up with Root: HKU Path S-1-5-21-160446659-598829 if I delete it and scan again it comes back. I don't even know what that is but none of my other software, AVG (ewido), Spybot found nothing. I don't know what info I should post with this as this is new to me. Did it download with AdAware as I have not downloaded anything and scan for virus or spyware before I open. Hope I have made myself clean and given you the info I need to give you and hope this is the right forum etc. Thank you in advance. I now have it in quarantine as it won't delete. Sandra

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Appears to be a false positive..
by Carol~ Moderator / June 7, 2007 12:25 PM PDT
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Thank you Carol
by shylaugh / June 7, 2007 12:55 PM PDT

The whole message was Family IK: 1082 Name - Windows Category: vulnerability TAI:3 Item ID 300024286 Value Root: HKU Path:S-1-5-21-160446659-598822. I put it in ignore. I ran every scan I could and even uninstall ed and reinstalled the old AD-Aware SE personal and ran another scan which found nothing so I knew everything should be ok. Thanks for the info. Sandra

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You're welcome, Sandra
by Carol~ Moderator / June 7, 2007 1:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank you Carol

A bell goes off in my head, when I read anything similar to what you wrote, when you said, 'I now have it in quarantine as it won't delete.' The statement led me to believe, you tried to delete it and weren't able to. I may be wrong. Might I stress, when you do detect something, such as this, that you keep it in quarantine, until such time you do some further research? You did so, by posting here. There's no harm in keeping it in quarantine. There's always the possibility, of it being a false positive. It usually doesn't take more than a day or two to find out.

Anyway.. all is well. I'm glad I was able to be of help..

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