View Full Version : Spybot/HiJack This question

03-05-2003, 12:27 PM
After I run Spybot, there is a laundry list of files/directories/registry entries that it has found. Some are in red, others aren't. Can I trust Spybot to determine what I should remove? Are there any obvious files that I should remove (wurldmedia among others) and any others that I shouldn't? Other than trial and error, is there any reference I can use to help determine what I should leave alone? The one particular entry that I don't know about is the "aconti dialer". It is in red, but I don't know if I should remove the five entries that are displayed. Same basic question for HiJack This. Other than posting the log and letting guys like MJC decipher it for me, any place I can go to try and learn this myself?

03-05-2003, 12:53 PM
Get rid of Aconti Dialer you may also want to check thru your registry for anything partaining to this..also check your win.ini and system.ini files and in msconfig.Are you running a Firewall??? and Do you have file-sharing enabled?

look for anything that looks like C:\Windows\aconti.exe this is usually associated with "adult entertainment"sites..

Usually if spybot has it in Red it's Usually safe to delete But always double check to make sure...

03-05-2003, 01:00 PM
I'm running Norton firewall and AV, plus I do online scans once a week using housecall and bitdefender. I am in the process of uninstalling Morpheus (my son uses it). Thanks for the feedback.

03-05-2003, 02:18 PM
Some sites that can help chase down what things are:

http://www.doxdesk.com/ (This one deals mainly with parasites and other nasties.)

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm (This one deals with listing most things that run at Windows start up.)