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Howdy, folks.

I guess this should be posted in the security forum but I guess it is experiencing a traffic jam at this time as I keep getting "page you requested could not be found."

I recently ran Rootkitrevealer which only reported some false positives but one I am not sure of. It reports having found HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\webcal\ URL Protocol. From what I have been able to learn is that webcal is probably something I need. But most of what I was able to learn could have been written in Martian for all I know. Could some one please let me know for sure if I need this Reg entry?

Thanks you.


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Webcal Is Part Of AOL And Is Frequently Part of Dell Comps

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....maybe AOL Spyware Protection that's been placed on the computer. Do a search for "webcal" on the computer and see if a .dll is found. You might be able to determine the properties of the file if you find it.

If you don't use the AOL product, then it's not really needed but still, it appears to be harmless as a "data mismatch". I found this in another discussion about the same detection;

Originally Posted by leccy
I've got a Dell too... and get the same detection...

it's something to do with AOL:
rundll32.exe C:\PROGRA~1\AOL9~1.0\WEBCAL~1.DLL,WebCalHandler %1

Just curious, which operating system are you using.?

Hope this helps


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RE: Just curious........

In reply to: Webcal Is Part Of AOL And Is Frequently Part of Dell Comps

Thanks you, Grif for responding. Sorry bout that. I am using XP Home. I have backed-up and deleted the webcal key folder entry and so far so good.

While as a home/office user I consider myself more or less (probably less) a rather advance user and with all the info available on the Internet still it's sometimes difficult to determine what is or isn't important to maintain, much less which authors (even those well intentioned) can be trusted.

Using Regcleaner I find it easy for the most part but even using Regcleaner can result in serious problems. The Regcleaner I am referring too I believe was originally a MS app that as far as I can tell is no longer supported due to its propensity to cause serious problems if not used properly. But when used properly it can seemingly work small miracles where other apps, and often manual removal of reg entries can cause serious problems or would just be a big pita. While there seem to be a few look/sound alikes out there they don?t seem to be the same app.


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