Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:17 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:08 AM
The Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (ADA) is an add-in that protects you from phishing sites (sites that want to steal your identity) and malware sites (sites that install software onto your computer for illegal purposes).
I did a search for "Anti-Phishing Domain Advisor" and all the reviews in CNET say it is malware and should be uninstalled. Is that true? If it is, can Add/Remove unistall it successfully?
The Blekko Search Bar is an Internet web browser developed by Apple Inc. According to tests held, it performed as the fastest browser to load HTML and Java. This is probably why Java installed it.
With the Blekko Search Bar I was asked if I wanted to switch to that or continue using Live Search. It said I was now using Live Search, so I so I checked that choice. Was that ok? I didn't download anything malicious did I?
I have no idea what "I Want That" is but it sounds like some form of adware and would personally uninstall it but as far as I'm aware it is not malware.
No need to disable your firewall.
By the way, when I installed Java, should I have disabled my anti-virus, firewall, etc.?
In conclusion, run Malwarebytes and if any of the three are adware/spyware Malwarebytes will pick them up. If not, they are all fine.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:47 PM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:49 PM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:14 AM
No. It is not malware and if you look at what CNET says here, it doesn’t say that either.
You explained that Anti-Phishing Domain Advisor is to cut down on phishing attempts, but all the reviews I read about it on CNET say it is a bogus Anti-Phishing tool and is actually malware and should be uninstalled. Is that true?
“I Want This” is part of GamePlayLab which is a program that collects browsing information in order to send relevant adverts to the user who has it installed.
The 2nd line from the bottom mentions the "I Want This" thing that now shows up in Add/Remove.
Remove it from Add/remove programs
Should I do another scan and delete all the checked items?
- run Malwarebytes again
- make sure that everything found is checked, and click Remove Selected.
- when disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart to complete the disinfection process
- the log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the “Logs” tab in MBAM.
- copy & paste the report in your next reply.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:53 AM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:03 PM
Remove it from Add/remove programs.
Is it ok to remove "Blekko Search bar" from Add/Remove? Can the Blekko Search bar cause any problems if it's not removed?
There is no need for you to uninstall previous versions. You will be informed during installation that there is another older AVG and it will be uninstalled automatically during AVG 2012 installation.
I'm using AVG 8.5. The AVG website has a version 2012 available. Is that the latest version or something different? If the latest version and I want to download that, should I remove the 8.5 version first?
It appears that all is well.
I'll keep my fingers crossed that things are finally ok.
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