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GuitarBob


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If you get a detection shortly after you update an AV, and the file was okay before the update, I suspect a false positive, but to be sure, you would have to upload the detected file to Jotti or Virus Total and see what multiple AVs say about it. I like to see at least 2 of these AVs detect something before I believe it: Avira Antivir, Bitdefender, NOD32, Kaspersky, and Sophos. If the file is not a Windows PE file (not .exe, .dll), I would go with only 1 of these AVs because many AVs do not do as well at detecting malware in non-PE file until the malware has been around for a while.

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Lipper


Joined: 31 Oct 2010
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Hi Pulteny,

I have used the ClamWin/Spybot combination on Win98 without issue, but I did not have Spybot's real time protection enabled. I would disable SD Helper and TeaTimer, then try upgrading ClamWin again. To do so:

In Spybot, select Advanced mode from the Mode menu at the top left, click Yes at the warning. On the left, select Tools > Resident. Remove the check marks from SD Helper and TeaTimer. Exit Spybot.

Let us know how you proceed.

Lipper
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pulteny


Joined: 17 Feb 2011
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Hi Lipper.

Followed your advice on mods to spybot set up,but when I clicked on "resident" an error message tex exceeds memo capacity comes up.

However if I right click on the tea timer icon in task tray there is an option to 'exit spybot-S&D Resident'. Is this the same operation?

I have joined the msfn forum it has a section for Win/95/98/2000.There I have been advised to send file to vitustotal and jotti, this is a new path for me.

Have used go-back to see file "w9xpopen.exe".I have five versions of it two on the date this problem occurred. A properties check tells me that it is used by python's OS to work around a limitation in Win/95/98.

If I have any success at the virus check sites things might move on,I suspect this is a genuine file and will have to set up spybot to ignore it some how!

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Lipper


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Hi pulteny,

However if I right click on the tea timer icon in task tray there is an option to 'exit spybot-S&D Resident'. Is this the same operation?

Sort of, but only temporarily until the next system boot. You have Ccleaner and can use it to disable TeaTimer permanently. Ccleaner > Tools > Startup. Locate and highlight the TeaTimer entry, click Disable, reboot.

Lipper
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clamwin/spybot
pulteny


Joined: 17 Feb 2011
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Hi lipper you get around.

As advised went to virustotal and jotti no problems found, so file is genuine clamwin one. I have joined the spybot forum and will peruse the problem there.
Than you all who showed an interest in my hour of need.

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Lipper


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You're welcome, pulteny. Good luck!

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GuitarBob


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I have my doubts about Spybot S&D. You might look into Spyware Blaster. It doesn't do any scanning (real-time or otherwise), so it can be used on any Windows computer without interfering. It blocks some "bad" web sites, sets the kill bit for exploits, does a system snapshot, backs up the hosts file, and lets you block Flash. Updates are about twice a month, and you can do them manually.

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spybot/clamwin conflict
pulteny


Joined: 17 Feb 2011
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Hi all,
Sorry for delay in answering but needed to gird my loins for clamwin update.
Today I removed V 0.97.4 and installed V 0.97.6. This went well and no conflict with Spybot Search & Destroy!!!.

Thank you all who replied to my post.

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Lipper


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That's great news, pulteny. Glad to hear it! Very Happy

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