Gator

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kirrie2001, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. Kirrie2001

    Kirrie2001 Guest

    Please, can anyone tell me what Gator is.
    I somehow have managed to get it on my puter, and I tried to delete it but cannot do so.
    When I start up, after xp has loaded, I get a small screen telling me that resource dll is missing and that I need to make sure that Gator is loaded properly.

    I am lost oh worthy ones. Thanks for any help.

    Kirrie2001
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Get Adaware--> here

    Also, have a read ---> here
     
  3. allan

    allan Guest

    It's spyware. Go to www.lavasoftusa.com and download a copy of ad-aware and run it. It will identify all spyware on your system and allow you to delete it. Be sure to download the reference update module too so you can keep ad-aware up to date with the latest definitions.
     
  4. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    Company: The Gator Corporation
    Product: Gator/Offer Companion/Trickler/GAIN
    Threat: Annyoing Spyware

    Company URL: http://www.gator.com/
    Company product URL: http://www.gatoradvertisinginformationnetwork.com/help/gainfaq.html
    Company privacy URL: http://www.offercompanion.com/help/privacy_statement.html

    Functionality
    Fills in passwords for you and shows you a lot of ads.

    Description
    Upon visit of some Gator related pages, it tries to download and install. According to Tribune Media Services (via http://www.securitynewsportal.com/ via http://www.cexx.org/gator.htm): "Gator tracks the sites that users visit and forwards that data back to the company's servers. Gator sells the use of this information to advertisers who can purchase the opportunity to make ads pop up at certain moments, such as when specific words appear on a screen. It also lets companies launch a pop-up ad when users visit a competitor's Web site."
    And Gator saves your identity in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID section of the registry - good place to hide, if you've got something to hide.

    Privacy Statement
    Some information we may collect, use, and associate with your Anonymous ID includes:
    Which web pages your computer views and how much time is spent at those sites
    Your response to the ads we display
    Standard web log information and system settings
    What software is on your computer
    Your first name, country, and five digit ZIP code
    Your GAINware usage characteristics and preferences
    Information associated with your Anonymous ID is used in any of three ways: a) to offer assistance (e.g. knowing when to offer help filling in a form or adjust your computer's clock), b) to select and deliver installation files for optional new GAINware and/or third party software applications, and c) to deliver advertisements and information to you on behalf of our advertisers who are often competitors of the web sites you are viewing.

    to remove it goto:

    AD-Aware

    or

    Spy-Bot
     
  5. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Wow 3 people posting the same thing :rolleyes: :p
     
  6. w0lv3rin3

    w0lv3rin3 The Source Political User

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    actaully i posted more info

    see they just told him howto remove it i told him what it does and hotto remove it
     
  7. Kirrie2001

    Kirrie2001 Guest

    Thanks to all who have helped on this subject. I feel much better now.
    Thanks again folks.

    Kirrie.