Spy Sweeper- OpenSite spyware???

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    Spy Sweeper- OpenSite spyware???

    I use Spy Sweeper ( <http://www.webroot.com> ) and it keeps detecting an adware called OpenSite. Does anyone know if it is really spyware?? and if it is, what does it do??
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    al1a....

    You might want to go to this link which explains what your Open Site stuff is......seems you downloaded it.

    http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner...te/index.phtml

    From the developer: "Open Site & Page Access Software If you elect to download and install Open Site and/or Page Access software your homepage may be changed to the Zuvio service. The Open Site software will serve you targeted advertising based on websites you may be viewing. In addition you will be redirected to our servers in the event that you try to go to an unresolvable url."



    cheers

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    A 10 second google search turned this up: http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner...te/index.phtml
    And thanks to a thread by MsMittens:

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    i never downloaded anything to do w/ OpenSite. Wonder what software it came w/.
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    al1aprize, It could have come bundled with a lot of possible programs. Some times, themes and screensavers (the free ones) come bundled with spyware that you aggree to have on your system, when You download them. You have to read the fine print in the ULAL's that you agree to. I have even heard of some spyware removal software that bundles these kind of things into their downloads.
    I am not familier with Spy Sweeper, as I use both Spybot S&D and AdAware myself. Both of these programs are free and will remove most spyware and malware from your system, as well as telling you that it is there.
    One of the worst malware programs to come out lately, is the Coolweb Search. CWShredder was made to take care of this one and its varients, so it is a good one to have avalible. It is also a free program.
    A Google search for any of these programs will lead you right to them, or wait about 45 minutes and some member will supply the links to them....multiple times.
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    # The answer to your question can be found with one search on Google #
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    Wow i really like this lol...ill keep this for future use if you dont mind...you know noobs

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    i know, but i haven't installed/downloaded anything lately.
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    where'd everyone go?
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    hey al1aprize , OpenSite is more of a nuicence than a threat so don't panic. its a uninstallable program why don't you try uninstalling it from Add/Remove Program option in the Control Panel
    from more information you can read the link given by Relyt
    http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanne...ite/index.phtml

    or try CWShredder http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

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    Its funny how the three of you posted the same link...LOL, shows how much you read each other's posts. Anyways, Al1, you dont have to download somethign to get spyware. Just visiting certain sites, will infect you or if you get too many popups from a website, they might install something in you PC. Warez sites, porn sites, anything illegal sites are infested with these. Not saying that you go to those sites, but even the innocent looking websites can carry spyware.

    Hope this sheds some light onto your problem. And, yeah....follow the advice given to you on how to remove it.

    Cheers,

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