SpyBot not deleting problems

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses

    Yesterday and today, Spybot found this problem on one of my home computers and 2 computers at work. It won't delete the highlighted problem stating it may be removed after the computer is restarted. I restarted the computer at home and it went away. a while later I decided to run SpyBot again and it picked up the same problem.

    Does anyone know what this is?
    Is it something I can delete from my registry manually?

    Norton didn't find anything
    Ad-Aware didn't find anything
    SpySweeper didn't find anything
    Microsoft Anti-Spyware didn't find anything.
  2. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    It's probably a false positive. Spysweeper and several other security programs add that registry entry. If the other programs didn't detect anything, I wouldn't worry about it.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  4. I got the same thing, said to try running spybot on startup to get rid of it, found the files and then said they couldnt be removed because something had been deleted? But they always showed up, they only appeared on mine a couple days back too, away to try JMX's fix
  5. Get a mac :D
  6. Nah, i want to be able to run at least some programs you know :p
  7. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    I sympathize even though I can't offer advice. I just spent nearly a month trying to get rid of Trojan.Vundo virus. Nothing worked, so I finally got a neighbor who used to run some kind of high tech computer geek company and he helped me get rid of it.

    Spybot has never given me any trouble before, but now I'm scared I'll end up with your problem, too. I did play heck getting rid of ActiveX that Spybot found I had.

    I wish you luck and hope this problem doesn't slow down your computer and fill up memory or worse. Good luck. Let us know what you did to get rid of it.
  8. Did you try running Spybot in safemode?
  9. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Etrust EZ Antivirus seemed to wipe out Vundo with no problem on my machine.

    brad cook
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    This is a good idea. Sometimes I have to do that with Norton to gain access to a particular virus, and it works. Also, I seem to recall finding a manual procedure to remove certain spyware through Spybot. It's a little risky because you have to go into the registry and delete specific files. I can't remember how I got the info, but it seems to me I googled the name of the problem, and found the procedure. Or not.
  11. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    There's another anti-spyware program out there that tackled some of the problems Spybot didn't (or coundn't) handle, it's called ewido. Google it, you might like it.
  12. Ad-aware usually picks up a few spybot doesnt aswell
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
  14. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    I think you are probably confused here. ActiveX is from Microsoft and enables interactive content for the WWW.
  15. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    You can right-click on the results and have spybot exclude it from further searches.