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From: uberguidoz at (GuidoZ)
Subject: Spyware installs with no interaction in IE on fully patched XP SP2 box

What's the website address? Most likely looking at the html/scripting
would be the easiest way to find the answer.

Peace. ~G

On Sun, 03 Oct 2004 14:16:40 -0400, Geraldo Rivera
<> wrote:
> Last night I went to a site that I have been to on and off for years. The
> page loaded and then in IE's status bar I saw something suspicious:
> "installing". I could not close out of IE, and I
> could not kill the iexplorer.exe process. It totally locked up and I had to
> reboot my machine. When my machine came back up, I had at least 6 different
> pieces of spyware/adware on my machine. IT took me almost 2 hrs to clean up.
> I manually deleted a bunch of crap (stuff I had found through the run key in
> the registry, suspicious processes running, suspicious files in the usual
> dir's, and by searching for all files modified at the time this happened).
> Even after all that, Ad-Aware found 143 entries (none were cookies, mostly
> registry entries and a few dll's) and then Spybot found an additional 2
> registry entries.
> This machine is a fully patched XP SP2 box, with the default security
> settings for IE's Internet Zone. Does anybody know what method this crap
> could be using to install without any user interaction?
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