SpyBoy keeps removing a DSO Exploit....and it keeps coming back!What can I do?

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Babel17delany, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. SpyBoy keeps removing a DSO Exploit....and it keeps coming back! What
    can I do?

    For the past few days SpyBot has been finding the following:
    Data Source Object Exploit
    HKEY_USERS\DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Internet

    If, after I have SpyBot remove this DSO Exploit, I reboot and rerun
    SpyBot it finds the same DSO Exploit.

    This occurs even if I run both scans in Safe Mode.

    Does anyone know how I can get rid of this problem?
    Babel17delany, Aug 23, 2005
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  2. Babel17delany

    Guest Guest

    As widely mentioned, it is a false positive.
    Guest, Aug 24, 2005
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  3. Thanks!
    I remember this happened once in the past where SpyBot kept finding a
    particular malware until the next update.
    Babel17delany, Aug 24, 2005
  4. Babel17delany

    Daniél Palm Guest


    I had the same problem. Updated to Spybot Ver. 1.4 last night and
    problem seems to be solved.

    Daniél Palm
    Disability is not inability
    Daniél Palm, Aug 24, 2005
  5. I believe I have 1.4. Interestingly, I have the problem on Spybot on
    one machine but not on the other.
    Babel17delany, Aug 24, 2005
  6. Babel17delany

    Eugene F. Guest


    According to the reports here, the false positive DSO Exploit was
    encountered on some systems with SpyBot S&D 1.4 as well.
    Eugene F., Aug 24, 2005
  7. Babel17delany

    Daniél Palm Guest

    Could be.

    I was following the thread 'cause I had the same problem, saw the post
    about new version of Spybot (I had 1.3) and decided to update.

    Ver. 1.4 reported DSO Exploit, fixed it and I immediately shut down
    and started up to see if it really was gone, which it was. I was born
    suspicious! Next morning I immediately ran Spybot again and still
    nothing about DSO Exploit so I thought I'd put in my penny's worth.

    Perhaps it has something to do with individual setups, I really
    wouldn't know as I'm still new to XP, only upgraded recently. I still
    had an ancient PC (500 mhz processor and 120mb ram - felt like
    cranking it up with a handle sometimes!!) from way back till a few
    weeks ago.

    Daniél Palm
    Disability is not inability
    Daniél Palm, Aug 25, 2005
  8. Just checked - I do have 1.3, but there's a new update. I'll see if it
    gets rid of this problem.
    Babel17delany, Aug 26, 2005
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    Malke Guest

    You should definitely be using Spybot 1.4. The DSO Exploit finding is a
    bug and you can simply ignore it.

    Malke, Aug 27, 2005
  10. I have used S&D 1.3 and 1.4 on various computers and on most it has
    consistently found 5 DSOs. If, as I suspect, this is a bug isn't it about
    time it was fixed. If it isn't a bug why does it keep on finding them after
    they have been dealt with? Something isn't right here!!


    Bill Ridgeway
    Computer Solutions
    Bill Ridgeway, Aug 27, 2005
  11. Babel17delany

    YoKenny Guest

    It's bin fixed with the latest updates!

    Maybe you should take up a new business like knitting scarves for older
    YoKenny, Aug 27, 2005
  12. The DSO exploit seems to have dissappeared with the update to Spybot
    Babel17delany, Aug 27, 2005
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