spyware.bearshare found by "Spyware Detector"

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by PeterOut, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. PeterOut

    PeterOut Guest

    I ran a free scan of "Spyware Detector" from Max Secure. It listed a
    lot of low threat cookies but also a critical threat called
    spyware.bearshare. None ot the other spyware detectors I ran found
    this spyware and, when I searched on the web, I only found it
    mentioned on www.spywaredetector.net. It is possible that the format
    of the name may not be standard. It may just be called Bearshare.

    Is this just a way of scaring people into buying the product or have
    they found a real threat that the other programs failed to find?

    Many thanks in advance,
    PeterOut, Oct 27, 2007
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    Bert Hyman Guest

    Bert Hyman, Oct 27, 2007
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    Mike Easter Guest

    PeterOut wrote:
    Newsgroups: alt.privacy.spyware, 24hoursupport.helpdesk,
    User-Agent: G2/1.0

    You are a crossposting googlegrouper. Groups trimmed to where I read
    the message. Do not crosspost to groups you don't read.
    Spyware detector's false positives and listing/delisting in rogue
    spyware discussed here
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm Rogue/Suspect
    Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites

    Presenting antispyware scan results discussed here
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/asw-notes/asw-results.htm The Challenge
    to Anti-Spyware Vendors

    Bearshare's status as adware infested discussed here
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/soft23a.htm Spyware-Infested
    P2P/Filesharing Apps

    It would be better to read and post to usenet groups with a newsreader
    to a newsserver instead of GG. Use GG for its archival function only.

    http://news.aioe.org/ nntp.aioe.org 119, 80
    http://news.aioe.org/spip.php?rubrique9 How to configure the most
    common newsreaders - Win: Tbird Moz Opera Gravity XNews

    aioe isn't an ideal choice -- but it is a much better choice than GG and
    once you are using a newsreader and a newsserver you can find some other
    choices of newsservers.
    Mike Easter, Oct 27, 2007
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    Tony Guest

    I believe it's bearshit not bearshare.
    Tony, Oct 27, 2007
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    PeterOut Guest

    PeterOut, Oct 28, 2007
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    PeterOut Guest

    I had never heard of it before Spyware Detector told me that it found
    it on my system and was critical level spyware.
    PeterOut, Oct 28, 2007
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    Jim Watt Guest

    If you haven't installed it it certainly should not be there !

    Its crapware. remove it.
    Jim Watt, Oct 28, 2007
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    rjdriver Guest

    Bearshare is one of dozens of file sharing apps out there that contains
    adware and spyware. If it's not a false reading and actually on your
    system, depending on which version you have, it could be the 180 Solutions
    spyware, When U, New Dot Net, or Quick Search Bar.

    Uninstall Bearshare, but let who ever in your family is using it know
    first in case they may need to save some files that might be in the
    bearshare directory. Then you will probably need some anti-spyware
    programs to get rid of what's left.
    You can start with the free ones, Spybot Search and Destroy and AdAware, but
    you may need manual surgery to get rid of the crap that 180 Solutions and
    When U dole out.

    rjdriver, Oct 28, 2007
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    Dustin Cook Guest

    Dustin Cook, Oct 28, 2007
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    Dustin Cook Guest

    They are seperate installers included with BearShare. BearShare itself
    isn't spyware/adware. It's an important distinction.
    Remove the offensive programs and replace them with dummy executables and
    bearshare runs fine, if thats your p2p choice... There are better options
    in p2p.

    As well as what Spyware Detector may have included. It's worse than

    Dustin Cook, Author of BugHunter - MalWare Removal Tool - v2.2d
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    Dustin Cook, Oct 28, 2007
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    PeterOut Guest

    I did not find 180solutions using Search. I did find it in the
    registry, along with a lot of really nasty looking stuff, in
    Settings:p3P:History . Most of the stuff I didn't recognize. I am
    not sure if I should delete entries from there since it may be sites
    that are supposed to be blocked.

    PeterOut, Oct 29, 2007
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    PeterOut Guest

    That's good to know. Spybot Search and Destroy flagged Spyware
    Detector, along with Spyware Hunter and No Adware which I had
    installed to look for spyware. I let it remove them which is
    apparently what I should have done.

    Thanks very much,
    PeterOut, Oct 29, 2007
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    Plato Guest

    Perhaps that's the reason I dont have it listed on my 25,000
    visitors/day page.
    Plato, Oct 29, 2007
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    Pennywise Guest

    I saw your website www.bootdisk.com mentioned on the front page of
    DIgg.com, I know you were hit really hard that day :)

    I was impressed that you survived, all but the high bandwidth sites
    can be taken down by a Digg.com (or Slashdot.org) article.
    Pennywise, Oct 29, 2007
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    Plato Guest

    Grin, my son visits digg every day, and he told me about it the same day
    I was on their first page. By the time I actually saw my site there I
    was already on the second page of digg. I'm not one for planning in
    advance, but luckily, with my new web hoster, I arranged for potential
    new traffic in advance way before I was on digg, so digg did NOT take me
    down. I even survived a slashdot article as well.

    Again, I did plan for this and have been paying for it for years. In
    fact, I just sent a check for $200 to my webhoster.

    Basically because, personally, I want to always be able to get to my
    "own" site LOL.
    I dont actually have a high bandwidth site, but yes, I need the server
    set up to handle way more multiple connections than the average tech
    site. I take my hobby very seriously.

    For the future, I am planning on a Vista Only site, ie

    It's in limbo now, hosted for free in exchange for the hosters google
    ads. As you know, it takes years to develop a good website. Should I
    bother with a Vista Only site or not???
    Plato, Oct 30, 2007
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    paul Guest

    1. Download and run firefox to protect your from future spyware
    attacks and pop ups which are coming in through internet explorer
    (Trojan downloaders, win32 ) .Then update your windows through firefox

    Also install internet explorer 7 which is now free for everyone
    This should stop 50% of the spyware and popups attacking your

    2. Run the vundo and combo fix

    3. Run the anti spyware remove programs spybot

    and superantispyware
    to get rid of the nasties

    4. Run a free online virus scan to be sure you computer is virus and
    spyware free.
    paul, Nov 12, 2007
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    Sebastian G. Guest

    5. Now your system still is compromised. Why did you listen to such an idiot?
    Sebastian G., Nov 12, 2007
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    Dustin Cook Guest

    I'm not finding much in support of your comments sir. You still can't be
    bothered to answer my questions regarding my program. I suspect you are a
    total waste of various individuals time and effort.

    Dustin Cook, Author of BugHunter - MalWare Removal Tool - v2.2d
    Web...: http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk
    Pad...: http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk/pad.xml
    PGP...: http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk/bughunter.dustin.txt
    Dustin Cook, Nov 12, 2007
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    Sebastian G. Guest

    Dustin Cook wrote:

    Of course not, since I won't suggest any solution to a not even particularly
    solvable problem (bringing a complex system of unknown state back to a
    well-defined state without having any backups).

    Since there's anything to say that I haven't already said. I tested the
    mentioned program and found various false positives. Period.
    Sebastian G., Nov 13, 2007
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    Dustin Cook Guest

    Aha. Would you mind posting the BUGHUNT.LOG file in this case? I'd like
    to clear up any false positive issues regarding it.

    Dustin Cook, Author of BugHunter - MalWare Removal Tool - v2.2d
    Web...: http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk
    Pad...: http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk/pad.xml
    PGP...: http://bughunter.it-mate.co.uk/bughunter.dustin.txt
    Dustin Cook, Nov 13, 2007
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