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I noticed something in the first step when asking for assistance with a HJT log "This Add or Remove Programs entry corresponds to a program that is either malware, installs malware, or is bundled with malware.

To my surprise Search and Destroy was listed, my question is simply this and forgive me if I sound naive.

Does that mean to uninstall SpyBot S&D?

Your assistance is much noticed and appreciated.
 

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Re: Remove Search and Destroy?

hmm. I don't see any search and destroy program listed there..

And if it is indeed listed, it's definitely not spybot.
 

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Re: Remove Search and Destroy?

I noticed something in the first step when asking for assistance with a HJT log "This Add or Remove Programs entry corresponds to a program that is either malware, installs malware, or is bundled with malware.

To my surprise Search and Destroy was listed, my question is simply this and forgive me if I sound naive.

Does that mean to uninstall SpyBot S&D?

Your assistance is much noticed and appreciated.
O.K. here is the link where I saw search and destroy listed as a program that should be removed. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/uninstall/allentries.html

And I do realize that this link is not a part of techsupportforum but the link I clicked on to end up there was in this forum and this is where it can be found here http://www.techsupportforum.com/sec...read-before-posting-malware-removal-help.html

Look where it says "For a more complete list, please use this resource."

Thanks again in advance.
 

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Re: Remove Search and Destroy?

Thanks for the quick response, Sorry if it seemed I lacked any relevant information or did not provide the complete program name.

The only information I had to go on within the column of "Search and Destroy" was the following.


Name Status Description
Search And Destroy Unwanted Add or Remove Programs entry for Search And Destroy.

Thanks again my question was answered!
 

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Re: Remove Search and Destroy?

No problem.

The ampersand - "&" - is always part of the legit Spybot Search & Destroy name.

Searching for Search and Destroy at the BC resource shows one as unwanted, and the other as legit.

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Search And Destroy  Unwanted  Add or Remove Programs entry for Search And Destroy.  
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4  Legitimate  Add or Remove Programs entry for Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4. Spybot Search and Destroy removes spyware from your computer. ... Read More

Following the links to each shows more detail, as I've given in my last post.

Alternatively, if you'd searched for "Spybot", you'd have come up with these results:

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Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4  Legitimate  Add or Remove Programs entry for Spybot - Search & Destroy. Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not ... Read More  
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4  Legitimate  Add or Remove Programs entry for Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4. Spybot Search and Destroy removes spyware from your computer. ... Read More  
SpyWatchE  Unwanted  Add or Remove Programs entry for SpyWatchE. TheSpyBot is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays misleading and exaggerated results. ... Read More  
TheSpyBot  Unwanted  Add or Remove Programs entry for TheSpyBot. TheSpyBot is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays misleading and exaggerated results. ... Read More  
XoftSpy  Unwanted  Add/Remove Programs entry for the XoftSpy anti-spyware program. This program was originally listed on the rogue anti-spyware list but has been remove ... Read More
 

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Re: Remove Search and Destroy?

O.K. tetonbob thx.

Highly appreciated Now I can start my journey in the assistance with a HJT log.

I don't think I am infected my PC runs great I just want someone who has a more in depth perception of that of my own to review some logs for me cause "ya never know"

Again thx.
 
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