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Emrys Davies

I have Win7 Home Premium 64 bit and WLM 2009

Just lately my SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition has been finding a host of the
above spyware. I quarantine it and Restart, but it shows up again,
instantly. There is nothing in my Installed Programmes or IE toolbar of a
similar name, but there is 'Fun Web Products install' in Manage Add-ons and
I have Disabled that. Still it persists. I obviously need a fresh spyware
detector, but I sense that there will be an answer here. It could be
harmless. Have tried Google. Any ideas?
 
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Emrys Davies

Alias said:
Malwarebytes.
Spent a lot of time trying to download that last night and this morning. Is
there a free version or do you have a recommended site?
 
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SC Tom

Emrys Davies said:
Spent a lot of time trying to download that last night and this morning.
Is there a free version or do you have a recommended site?
MalwareBytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

There's a Download Free Version button and a Purchase button. The free
version works just fine, just doesn't have the bells and whistles of the
paid version.
 
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Emrys Davies

SC Tom said:
MalwareBytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

There's a Download Free Version button and a Purchase button. The free
version works just fine, just doesn't have the bells and whistles of the
paid version.
There does not appear to be a free version as there are strings attached
which appear to get you quite involved. Just feeling my way.
 
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Bob Henson

Emrys said:
There does not appear to be a free version as there are strings attached
which appear to get you quite involved. Just feeling my way.
Try Spybot - that's free. It does several other useful things apart from
checking for malware.
 
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Bob Henson

Alias said:
Spybot isn't what it used to be. Malwarebytes and Superantispyware are
much better applications.
Why is that? They both lack a lot of Spybot's features (unless you pay for
them) and it would appear from the Op's message that Superantispyware is
more than a tad flawed and/or ineffective.
 
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Nil

There does not appear to be a free version as there are strings
attached which appear to get you quite involved. Just feeling my
way.
You are absolutely WRONG. There is a large button on that page with the
words "DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION" on it. I have and use the product - there
are no "strings". What are you talking about?
 
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Emrys Davies

Alias said:
Just click on the FREE VERSION button which will take you to a page to
download it. Download it. Install it. Update it. Run a deep scan. There
are no strings attached. Where did you get that idea?
Got it now and it found all those baddies I spoke of and more and they
remain 'killed' and what is more SUPERAntiSpyware also failed to find them
whereas before it continued to find them after it had said that it had
'killed' them. I really like this new tool. Do you think it best that I
uninstall SUPERAntiSpyware as it is not very effective and I don't need too
many cooks. May thanks Alias and everyone else.
 
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Emrys Davies

Nil said:
You are absolutely WRONG. There is a large button on that page with the
words "DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION" on it. I have and use the product - there
are no "strings". What are you talking about?
Sill me, I missed the 'click here' when the download did not start. All is
well now. Thanks.
 
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Bob Henson

Alias said:
Spybot updates once a week. The other two have updates every day and
find much more than Spybot does.
I've just been looking them up on the web. Superantispyware has a lot of
bad reviews, so I won't touch that one. I decided to try Malwarebytes on
here (Windows 7 64bit) to see how it ran - the installer ran, updated
itself, then the program itself refused to run saying "The current database
is not supported by this version of the program. Please download the latest
version". As I just downloaded the latest version, this doesn't fill me
with confidence. I removed it quicker than I installed it, and got rid of
it's droppings with Ccleaner.

I'll stick with Spybot - it works. Neither of the others do, apparently.
 
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Nil

I'll stick with Spybot - it works. Neither of the others do,
apparently.
You're wrong about that. I have and use all three. All three work just
fine. Malwarebytes seems to be the most effective. Spybot is, by far,
the least effective.
 
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Peter Foldes

Emrys Davies said:
I have Win7 Home Premium 64 bit and WLM 2009

Just lately my SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition has been finding a host of the above
spyware. I quarantine it and Restart, but it shows up again, instantly. There
is nothing in my Installed Programmes or IE toolbar of a similar name, but there
is 'Fun Web Products install' in Manage Add-ons and I have Disabled that. Still
it persists. I obviously need a fresh spyware detector, but I sense that there
will be an answer here. It could be harmless. Have tried Google. Any ideas?

Emrys Davies

'Fun Web Products cannot be disabled from the Add Ons. It has to be uninstalled
COMPLETELY otherwise you will be getting these warning from SAS and also from
Malwarebytes. You delete or quarantine it and it will always pop back up
Bad news is what you call 'Fun Web Products

You CANNOT disable or switch this Fun Web off. It put it's hook deep into the
Registry
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Peter
Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
http://www.microsoft.com/protect
 
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Jack

Emrys Davies said:
I have Win7 Home Premium 64 bit and WLM 2009

Just lately my SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
sometimes, you get what you pay for.
 
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Bob Henson

Alias said:
It's your computer.
My computer is fine - but, as I described above, Malwarebytes won't run on
it. I don't know why - but since nothing else fails to run on it, it has to
be a problem with Malwarebytes - plain logic.
You're wrong but I am sure you will continue to
think you're right.
If anyone can show me how to make Malwarebytes work on here, I'm happy to
try it. I'm not wrong when I say it won't run on here - I just tried it,
and it will not. I described what happened above. Do you dispute that?

It's not a question of being right or wrong - it just won't run - end of
story. There is something wrong with the program - if you can tell me what
is wrong, that's fine - but just saying "you're wrong" when I know I'm not
doesn't help either of us. That way, you'll just annoy people.
The most Spybot ever finds are tracking cookies.
It's almost as lame as Adaware.
That's your opinion. I'm quite prepared to be convinced that you're correct
and another program is better, but I need evidence/reviews/whatever - not
just your offhand condemnation of Spybot.

As far as Superantispyware is concerned, there is sufficient evidence about
for me not to even try it, judging by problems others have found and
reported on line - have a good Google around if you don't believe that
either.
 
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Char Jackson

You're wrong about that. I have and use all three. All three work just
fine. Malwarebytes seems to be the most effective. Spybot is, by far,
the least effective.
I fully agree. Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware are excellent, while
Spybot hit its peak several years ago and now pales in comparison.
 
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Bob Henson

Alias said:
Defender from MS is better than Spybot for real time anti malware
prevention. Either that or MS Security Essentials. On my Windows 7
machines, I run Avast and Defender. I have Malwarebytes and Super
installed to scan occasionally. None of them have come up with anything
so far.
I have Avast! and Defender running here. As Defender was included with the
operating system when I got the computer, and it doesn't seem to upset
anything else, I left it running. It has never found anything so I don't
know if it works or not. Avast! seems to be the best anti-virus all round,
and it's free - so you can't ask for more than that. I don't have Spybot
running real time either - I have enough overheads already - I just run it
occasionally.
 
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Nil

My computer is fine - but, as I described above, Malwarebytes
won't run on it. I don't know why - but since nothing else fails
to run on it, it has to be a problem with Malwarebytes - plain
logic.
Millions of people speak Chinese. You don't, but your logic says that
it's a problem with the language, not with you.

Malwarbytes runs just fine for almost everybody else. Logic says
there's something screwy about your computer, rather than with
everybody else's.
If anyone can show me how to make Malwarebytes work on here, I'm
happy to try it.
We're not here to hold your hand. If you were really interested, I'd
suggest you check their support forum. But it's obvious that you are
being disingenuous.
 
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TheGunslinger

I have Win7 Home Premium 64 bit and WLM 2009

Just lately my SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition has been finding a host of the
above spyware. I quarantine it and Restart, but it shows up again,
instantly. There is nothing in my Installed Programmes or IE toolbar of a
similar name, but there is 'Fun Web Products install' in Manage Add-ons and
I have Disabled that. Still it persists. I obviously need a fresh spyware
detector, but I sense that there will be an answer here. It could be
harmless. Have tried Google. Any ideas?

It would help IF you told us the messages, and names of the spyware?

I have my program set to notify regarding cookies from sites.

I, also, have my web browsers set to delete all cookies on closing. No
memory of sites!!!

IMHO,

MJR
 
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Emrys Davies

Peter Foldes said:
Emrys Davies

'Fun Web Products cannot be disabled from the Add Ons. It has to be
uninstalled COMPLETELY otherwise you will be getting these warning from
SAS and also from Malwarebytes. You delete or quarantine it and it will
always pop back up
Bad news is what you call 'Fun Web Products

You CANNOT disable or switch this Fun Web off. It put it's hook deep into
the Registry
I think I have successfully deleted the latter in regedit.exe. It has
certainly gone from 'Manage Add-ons' where I had it disabled and it is not
reappearing in Malwarebytes'.
 

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