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RE: Adware in messenger Plus.
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The sponsor is adware. Anything that reveals itself with no permission constantly like that and doesn't allow you to close it properly is adware.
Yes, but it's optional... and the adware that comes with Plus! is in the form of a search bar and a few icons on the desktop... not pop ups like you are saying... I'm going to have to agree with Nagini.
Have you ever installed it and seen for yourself?
I have, it wasnt too hard to remove at all, or atleast it shouldnt be.
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05-16-2006 11:58 PM
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RE: Adware in messenger Plus.
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Have you ever installed it and seen for yourself?
Yes... the old one... it's a search bar and a few desktop icons... I think the new one is slightly different... but I don't think Patchou would allow anything that bad.
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RE: Adware in messenger Plus.
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Have you ever installed it and seen for yourself?

Yes, I have.
The new Msg Plus! 3.63 has another sponsor program, which is new.
What version of Plus do you have?

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I have, it wasnt too hard to remove at all, or atleast it shouldnt be.
It will be hard to remove if you try to remove it by yourself or with adware removal programs, as you will corrupt installer.
Please mention If you have tried that.

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Yes... the old one... it's a search bar and a few desktop icons... I think the new one is slightly different... but I don't think Patchou would allow anything that bad.
Yes, this will show occasional popups... Really simple and less intrusive, I have been using it for a while, no bar, no desktop icons.Neat.

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05-17-2006 12:04 AM
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O.P. RE: Adware in messenger Plus.
Well whatever it is, its really bad. Can you imagine having pop-ups every 20-30 seconds when you're trying to write an e-mail? This even happens when I'm not connected to the net too. I need some practical solutions please.
05-17-2006 12:05 AM
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O.P. RE: Adware in messenger Plus.
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Originally posted by Nagini
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Have you ever installed it and seen for yourself?

Yes, I have.
The new Msg Plus! 3.63 has another sponsor program, which is new.
What version of Plus do you have?

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I have, it wasnt too hard to remove at all, or atleast it shouldnt be.
It will be hard to remove if you try to remove it by yourself or with adware removal programs, as you will corrupt installer.
Please mention If you have tried that.

I Completely uninstalled it and the sponsor program using the proper uninstallation wizard.
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RE: Adware in messenger Plus.
ok, Please download and run Spybot and Adaware as mentioned before, That adware is NOT part of MsgPlus!
Tell us the results..
Also, a bit offtopic, do not double post, use the edit button on the lower left part of your post. Read the rules Please. http://shoutbox.menthix.net/rules.html
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05-17-2006 12:09 AM
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O.P. RE: Adware in messenger Plus.
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ok, Please download and run Spybot and Adaware as mentioned before, That adware is NOT part of MsgPlus!
Tell us the results..
Also, a bit offtopic, do not double post, use the edit button on the lower left part of your post. Read the rules Please. http://shoutbox.menthix.net/rules.html

I have both spybot and adaware. Then I have hijackthis! and AVG etc etc.

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Ok, could you post your Hijackthis! log?
Run spybot and adaware and tell us how it went
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RE: Adware in messenger Plus.
So please run a scan and tell us the results... having the program isn't good if you don't scan your computer on occasion.
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I scan on daily basis. But I will post logs yes.

HijackThis! log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 01:21:55, on 17/05/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2006\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\windows\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\windows\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Fraser\My Documents\Programs\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.google.com/ie
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.google.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&pver=6&ar=msnhome
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.msn.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.google.com/ie
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.google.com/keyword/%s
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