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Anonymous
July 21, 2005 12:21:17 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

I just bought a new Dimension 3000 for my kids and was unhappy to see that
it comes with the MyWay Search Assistant pre-installed without a method to
uninstall it.

MyWay Search Assistant is known spyware:

http://www.spywareinfo.com/newsletter/archives/april-20...

Has anybody had success removing it?
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 3:42:22 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

You may be sure that Dell did not pre-install the MyWay spyware on your
computer.

As with all major (and not so major) outbreaks of spyware, the web is filled
with information to help you:
http://www.google.com/search?q=MyWay+Search+Assistant+r....

Now is the time to clean your system of all spyware and install a spyware
detector/remover. Spyware is particularly difficult to remove, and no
program can detect or remove them all. You may need to try several.

Start learning about spyware, and how it gets on your computer, at Spyware
Info:
http://spywareinfo.com/

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Tax Man" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
news:arevd1p1ulvjiprsv6b4t6gbnjmqs6s8j1@4ax.com...
> I just bought a new Dimension 3000 for my kids and was unhappy to see that
> it comes with the MyWay Search Assistant pre-installed without a method to
> uninstall it.
>
> MyWay Search Assistant is known spyware:
>
> http://www.spywareinfo.com/newsletter/archives/april-20...
>
> Has anybody had success removing it?
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 4:35:13 PM

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"Tax Man" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
news:arevd1p1ulvjiprsv6b4t6gbnjmqs6s8j1@4ax.com...
>I just bought a new Dimension 3000 for my kids and was unhappy to see that
> it comes with the MyWay Search Assistant pre-installed without a method to
> uninstall it.
>
> MyWay Search Assistant is known spyware:
>
> http://www.spywareinfo.com/newsletter/archives/april-20...
>
> Has anybody had success removing it?


If I'm not mistaken, the parasite is visible in start/control
panel/add-remove programs. Either get rid of it that way, or use a
reputable spyware/adware scanner to locate and remove it ( AdAware, SpyBot,
or MS anti-spyware.....)


Stew
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Anonymous
July 21, 2005 9:57:48 PM

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Oh, you can be sure they did.

http://dell.myway.com/welcome/index.html

"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
news:JmPDe.192$FS.3846219@news.sisna.com...
> You may be sure that Dell did not pre-install the MyWay spyware on your
> computer.
>
> As with all major (and not so major) outbreaks of spyware, the web is
> filled
> with information to help you:
> http://www.google.com/search?q=MyWay+Search+Assistant+r....
>
> Now is the time to clean your system of all spyware and install a spyware
> detector/remover. Spyware is particularly difficult to remove, and no
> program can detect or remove them all. You may need to try several.
>
> Start learning about spyware, and how it gets on your computer, at Spyware
> Info:
> http://spywareinfo.com/
>
> --
> Ted Zieglar
> "You can do it if you try."
>
> "Tax Man" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
> news:arevd1p1ulvjiprsv6b4t6gbnjmqs6s8j1@4ax.com...
>> I just bought a new Dimension 3000 for my kids and was unhappy to see
>> that
>> it comes with the MyWay Search Assistant pre-installed without a method
>> to
>> uninstall it.
>>
>> MyWay Search Assistant is known spyware:
>>
>> http://www.spywareinfo.com/newsletter/archives/april-20...
>>
>> Has anybody had success removing it?
>
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 9:57:49 PM

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"Tweek" <shawnwingetNO@SPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
news:wmRDe.14794$N91.5017@trnddc08...
> Oh, you can be sure they did.
>
> http://dell.myway.com/welcome/index.html
>


Yeah. It's actually the default homepage in IE on the original factory
image, I believe.


Stew
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 9:57:50 PM

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And that is affiliated with the legitimate MyWay. One of my secondary email
accounts is with them. A great service, free, and no spyware.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote in message
news:v3SDe.14860$TU.12919@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
>
> "Tweek" <shawnwingetNO@SPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:wmRDe.14794$N91.5017@trnddc08...
> > Oh, you can be sure they did.
> >
> > http://dell.myway.com/welcome/index.html
> >
>
>
> Yeah. It's actually the default homepage in IE on the original factory
> image, I believe.
>
>
> Stew
>
>
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 9:57:51 PM

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"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
news:TgSDe.228$zX2.4105265@news.sisna.com...
> And that is affiliated with the legitimate MyWay. One of my secondary
> email
> accounts is with them. A great service, free, and no spyware.
>
> --
> Ted Zieglar
> "You can do it if you try."
>


http://www.theregister.com/2005/07/15/dell_my_way_contr...

Ted, my deal was that it's more bloatware than spyware. If others use it and
like it, then cool beans.


Stew
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 9:57:52 PM

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"Cool beans"? There is no end to what I learn from your posts. {;->

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote in message
news:W0TDe.10883$do5.7020@bignews5.bellsouth.net...
>
> "Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
> news:TgSDe.228$zX2.4105265@news.sisna.com...
> > And that is affiliated with the legitimate MyWay. One of my secondary
> > email
> > accounts is with them. A great service, free, and no spyware.
> >
> > --
> > Ted Zieglar
> > "You can do it if you try."
> >
>
>
> http://www.theregister.com/2005/07/15/dell_my_way_contr...
>
> Ted, my deal was that it's more bloatware than spyware. If others use it
and
> like it, then cool beans.
>
>
> Stew
>
>
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 12:59:22 PM

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On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 12:35:13 -0500, "S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote:

>>I just bought a new Dimension 3000 for my kids and was unhappy to see that
>> it comes with the MyWay Search Assistant pre-installed without a method to
>> uninstall it.
>>
>> MyWay Search Assistant is known spyware:
>>
>> http://www.spywareinfo.com/newsletter/archives/april-20...
>>
>> Has anybody had success removing it?
>
>
>If I'm not mistaken, the parasite is visible in start/control
>panel/add-remove programs. Either get rid of it that way, or use a
>reputable spyware/adware scanner to locate and remove it ( AdAware, SpyBot,
>or MS anti-spyware.....)
>

I tried that. But after "removing" it in control panel, it comes back like
a bad penny.

None of the three products you mention seem to detect it. Very nasty
stuff.
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 11:42:08 PM

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"Tax Man" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
news:8je7e11eh3sbfq1ms9c3nbse0a9k8q4jvo@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 12:35:13 -0500, "S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote:
>
>>>I just bought a new Dimension 3000 for my kids and was unhappy to see
>>>that
>>> it comes with the MyWay Search Assistant pre-installed without a method
>>> to
>>> uninstall it.
>>>
>>> MyWay Search Assistant is known spyware:
>>>
>>> http://www.spywareinfo.com/newsletter/archives/april-20...
>>>
>>> Has anybody had success removing it?
>>
>>
>>If I'm not mistaken, the parasite is visible in start/control
>>panel/add-remove programs. Either get rid of it that way, or use a
>>reputable spyware/adware scanner to locate and remove it ( AdAware,
>>SpyBot,
>>or MS anti-spyware.....)
>>
>
> I tried that. But after "removing" it in control panel, it comes back
> like
> a bad penny.
>
> None of the three products you mention seem to detect it. Very nasty
> stuff.


Hmm. Then I'd personally locate it in the registry and destroy it.
Carefully.

Stew
July 25, 2005 8:19:13 AM

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In article <hyWEe.25721$dz.874@bignews4.bellsouth.net>, stew1960
@mail.com says...
>
> "Tax Man" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
> news:8je7e11eh3sbfq1ms9c3nbse0a9k8q4jvo@4ax.com...
> > On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 12:35:13 -0500, "S.Lewis" <stew1960@mail.com> wrote:
> >
> >>>I just bought a new Dimension 3000 for my kids and was unhappy to see
> >>>that
> >>> it comes with the MyWay Search Assistant pre-installed without a method
> >>> to
> >>> uninstall it.
> >>>
> >>> MyWay Search Assistant is known spyware:
> >>>
> >>> http://www.spywareinfo.com/newsletter/archives/april-20...
> >>>
> >>> Has anybody had success removing it?
> >>
> >>
> >>If I'm not mistaken, the parasite is visible in start/control
> >>panel/add-remove programs. Either get rid of it that way, or use a
> >>reputable spyware/adware scanner to locate and remove it ( AdAware,
> >>SpyBot,
> >>or MS anti-spyware.....)
> >>
> >
> > I tried that. But after "removing" it in control panel, it comes back
> > like
> > a bad penny.
> >
> > None of the three products you mention seem to detect it. Very nasty
> > stuff.
>
>
> Hmm. Then I'd personally locate it in the registry and destroy it.
> Carefully.
>
> Stew
>
>
>
Maybe these might offer some help:

http://www.free-web-browsers.com/support/remove-mysearc...
http://www.pchell.com/support/mywebsearch.shtml
--

Cheers!

Jan
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