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by gigit_c / May 3, 2005 1:56 PM PDT

something happened to my wildtangent (whatever that is), got corrupted or something, and I thought I removed it. But, my question is do I need it (since my "Spy and Destroy" won't work any more? Help

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by Exaltare / May 3, 2005 2:15 PM PDT
In reply to: wildtangent?

WildTangent is spyware that is packaged with AIM. Spybot - Search and Destroy recognizes and removes WildTangent, with the exception of a single startup item. I know that you can also uninstall the entire Wildtangent package using a standard add/remove. Regardless, WildTangent should never cause Spybot - Search and Destroy to cease functioning. That would be indicative of a larger problem.

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Possible confusion? You mean your.......
by tobeach / May 3, 2005 3:21 PM PDT
In reply to: wildtangent?

"Spybot Search & Destroy v#1.3" doesn't work now or are you referring to a game: Spy & Destroy? Even worse if you've gotten a rip-off clone of Spybot S&D. Real McCoys available thru links on this forums front page under "Anti-Parasite Suite"
Wild Tangent is spyware which has been bundled into some game programs (drivers?). In my case ,I would not allow it to remain on my machine even if it means losing the game program! You could lose much more keeping spyware.
If you have Spybot or Adaware SE, have them remove the wild tangent and see if the game still works. If it does great if not, I'd delete the game.
If your using a Spybot clone, Get rid of it as it could well be putting spyware on your comp. HTH! Happy

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by gigit_c / May 3, 2005 10:20 PM PDT

Spybot-Search and Destroy. No, it's no clone and it's not for any one game that the problem accures, it's when I try running the actual Search and destroy to work!

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Hi gigit_c
by roddy32 / May 3, 2005 10:30 PM PDT
In reply to: wild

As previously stated, WildTangent is classified as spyware by SOME of the spyware programs but it comes supplied on HP/Compaq computers, AIM, and a number of other things. It is a game controller that has a lousy privacy policy but it does not stop Spybot S&D from functioning. Either you have a bigger problem or your copy of Spybot S&D just corrupted somehow. Maybe if you explain in a little more detail as to exactly what happened and also give us some information as to what your operating system is and any other malware programs you are using, then somebody would be able to help you.

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