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Anonymous
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January 2, 2005 4:01:04 PM

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SpyBot keeps finding the same 5 entries of DSO Exploit, even after
"destroying" and immunizing against them.
Comments from anyone?

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
January 2, 2005 5:45:49 PM

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Ignore them.

Configure SpyBot S & D Not to Flag DSO Exploit
http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=8435

Courtesy of Randy Knobloch aka siljaline
MS - MVP Windows (IE/OE) 2003/04 AH-VSOP

Why does DSO Exploit return?
[[DSO-Exploit is a security gap in Internet Explorer, Outlook and Outlook
Express. Microsoft did already close this gap with security updates, so with
current Windows updates and patches installed, it will no longer be a threat
to your system.
Spybot-S&D will still detect the DSO-Exploit, but instead of fixing it for
good, it will unfortunately again set an invalid value. Therefore it will
again be found with every scan.
This little bug in Spybot-S&D has already been repaired and the respective
fix will soon be available as a program update.]]
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/faq/36.html

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:26DC8009-1E4C-44E3-AB53-FC01EF4C3512@microsoft.com,
nailer <nailer@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> SpyBot keeps finding the same 5 entries of DSO Exploit, even after
> "destroying" and immunizing against them.
> Comments from anyone?
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
January 2, 2005 5:58:16 PM

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nailer wrote:
> SpyBot keeps finding the same 5 entries of DSO Exploit, even after
> "destroying" and immunizing against them.
> Comments from anyone?


The DSO exploit was patched long ago by IE Cumulative Update
MS02-015, in March of 2002. If you've installed this specific patch,
or any subsequent IE Cumulative Updates, IE Service Pack 1, or WinXP
SP2, you're safe. It would appear that the latest version of SpyBot
S&D is only checking for Internet zone settings in the registry that
could be used as work-around protection, and not for the presence of
any corrective patches. Hopefully, the makers of SpyBot will soon fix
this bug.

MS02-015 March 28, 2002 Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;319182

If you like, you can test your system for this particular
vulnerability at this web site:
http://www.grey.com/security/advisories/gm001-ie/

The makers of SpyBot S&D have acknowledged the problem and will
fix it on their next update:
http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=paragrap...

In the meantime, in SpyBot S&D, click Mode > Advanced > Settings >
Ignore Products > Security > DSO Exploit, to turn off the false alarm.

Some people have reported that the SpyBot Detection rules dated 30
Aug 04, or newer, when used with SpyBot S&D 1.3.1TX, will fix this
problem. However, I've had inconsistent results with that particular
detection update; sometimes it reads clean, then later it will once
again find the DSO problem, and then it will read clean again, all on
the same machine, with no other changes made.


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