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Infected By Gator

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Please help me.

I cannot seem to get rid of gator. every time i run spybot, it seems to find gator entries in the registry. I am very careful about what gets put on the 'puter. Why does it keep comming back is there a hidden place where it lurks ready to bite my 'puter in the :filtered:? i run spybot and adaware daily(thanks for the info about the update). why does this keep happening? any ideas would be greatly appreciated

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this is what it finds:

Gator:dll use (1 apps)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\Shareddlls\c:\windows\downloaded pro

Gator: Global settings

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Gator.com

Gator: hidden identity

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT_CLSID\{21ffb6co-oda1-11da1-a9d5-00500413153c}

Gator: module usage setting

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\currentversion\moduleusage\c:/wwindows/downloaded

Gaotr: plug in log

c:\windows\Gatorplugin.log

thanks...

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Guest kodiak_lmtd

I am a brand new member here & was just reading forum.......I was having the same problem with Gator......I had found many icons from Gator & have tried to delete them.....failed lol. Today i was serfing the net & found this site....and did the pc test & it found Gator of course, it told me to get rid of it & it took me to a site to download Win Patrol. Then I went back & deleted Gator & for some reason I was able to delete it this time. I don't know if this will help but its worth a try for you...it worked for me. :cheers: good luck & be safe

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I looked in the add remove and there is no gator or anything conected to gator. but everytime i run spy bot it finds those entries? I can't stand having that on my 'puter and not knowing where it came from. thanks for the help

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did you install the Spybuddy? if not, it shouldn't be there :nospys:

 

do you have system restore turned on?

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yes i hate to say it i did but i thought that it was a way to monitor how the kids used the internet. each one of them sayss that they are not the ones going t all the innappropriate sites and i need t ofind out which one is doing it. (i have 5 kids)

as for system restore it doesn't work anymore i cannot get it turned on . i have tried most of the fixes and it does not seem to work.

nothing connected to gator ever shows up in the add remove

Edited by babywontsleep

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All those enties are showing up prechecked and in red?? and you are telling spybot to "fix selected problems"??

 

And then scan again and they still show up??

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Yes they are showing up in red, prechecked. If i then rerun spybot they do not show up until i either reboot the machine or play some more on the net. thanks for replying so fast.

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Well it sure sounds like its missing something,,I don't reckon you have the old version of ad-aware installed on that machine??

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Guest wbs

I have managed to do it!

I needed to run msconfig (from Start>Run...) and deselect "Precision Time" from the list of automatic execution programs, or delete the "Precision Time" folder.

Gator.com is not there anymore!

Hope it helps.

W.B.S.

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I recently had a similar problem with IGetNet. I would run Ad-Aware and remove it, and the next time I rebooted it would be back. Ad-Aware 5.83 was not removing some components because they were newer that the last reference file for it.

 

There was a file in my Windows\System folder that was running on each reboot. I killed that, and thought it was fine afterwards. But when I ran the Ad-Aware 6 the first time, sure enough it found more entries. I think it's finally gone now...

 

If you don't have the Plus version, and get an update, Ad-Aware's free version will be available this weekend I think.

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Guest Donna

Wouldn't using reg clean or easy cleaner get rid of the entries?

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Thats what spybot and adaware are supposed to do,,but with some of the spyware if something is being used you must stop the thing from running first.

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