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Thread: A question about Ares and spyware

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    Rip The Jacker's Avatar Retired
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    Q.Does Ares have spyware?

    Ares is 100% free but comes bundled with optional NavHelper software by NavExcel
    NavHelper is a browser object which allows to enter search keywords directly in the address bar of Internet Explorer. If you don't want to install it, just opt-out while you install Ares. If you have installed the browser object but you don't want it anymore, just go to control panel->add/remove programs, remove NavHelper and restart your computer.
    I just installed Ares Lite Edition, and at no point during the installation was I asked to install/not install NavHelper. Just if I wanted a desktop shortcut, nothing about NavHelper.

    I don't notice anything funny with Internet Explorer, there is nothing in add/remove programs, and my HiJackThis log doesn't have anything called NavHelper or anything unknown that could be NavHelper.

    Should I be worried? :paranoid:
    Last edited by Rip The Jacker; 03-15-2005 at 08:19 AM.

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    nar you downloaded the lite-version and i think the regular version has the navhelper... no need to worry

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    what the ufck is , navhelper a spyware ? i think i installed ares but not sure if i installed nav helper with it././.

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    fuck, ares is gay then. I downloaded a song on there at 72KBs , anyone have an idea to remove this navhelper spyware fully ? Just incase i find it on my pc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formula1
    fuck, ares is gay then. I downloaded a song on there at 72KBs , anyone have an idea to remove this navhelper spyware fully ? Just incase i find it on my pc..
    antispyware program and hijackthis.
    same way you remove other spyware.

    unless there's a thingy in add/remove programs for it.

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    both links i gave provide removal instructions

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    hmmm I've been using Ares forever (Lite Edition), and none of my spyware apps ever find anything about NavHelper.
    :shrug:

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    This is the main reason you should always do a Custom install rather than a Typical install with Ares.

    Then you get to choose installation of NavHelper... or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uNz[i]
    This is the main reason you should always do a Custom install rather than a Typical install with Ares.

    Then you get to choose installation of NavHelper... or not.
    I wasn't asked to pick between a Typical or Custom install either. I guess its because I'm using the Lite Edition?

    Oh well, all scans show no signs of NavHelper.

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