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SP3 for W2K Server and Professionnal

By ChrisSaw ·
Hi every body,

I just installed SP3 for W2K Pro on my laptop. It goes through all steps and take me to the last screen asking me to restart my Windows. It's fine.

The only thing, is that I have Ad-Watch from Ad-Aware installed and running. Before I click OK button to restart, I saw a message in Ad-Watch as follow:

10:14:43 Warning! ALEXA Key detected: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\extensions\{c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a}

Is this a knowned issue ornot? Is this happened to someone else?

I ran Ad-Aware and delete this key. Is there a bug in SP3?

Christian Sawyer
IT Integrator

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by ChrisSaw In reply to SP3 for W2K Server and Pr ...

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by Joseph Moore In reply to SP3 for W2K Server and Pr ...

I did the same thing. I ran Ad-Aware last week and cleared everything out (including the Alexa registry key).
Last night, I ran SP3.
I just ran Ad-Aware again after reading your posts, and I have the key back in.
Now, SP3 does upgrade IE with some fixes. One of the changes is adding this Registry key back in.
I looked at the Registry entry. It points to %windir%\web\related.htm which is a script file.
I don't know why Ad-Aware calls this file spyware. It looks like something that is installed with IE to be used when you first launch IE, and it has to set up your preferences, home page, and such. It is a script file that does stuff (I don't do HTML scripting, so I can't exactly tell you what it does).
So, I think that this "spyware" detected by Ad-Aware isn't really spyware. It is more something that IE has that is not needed for anything. Part of the bloatedness of IE, I guess.

Hopefully, SP3 does not have any real problems. I will be testing it for 2 weeks before I roll it out to other machines.

hope this helps

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by ChrisSaw In reply to SP3 for W2K Server and Pr ...

Hi Joseph,
OK, I found on Lavasoft board the answer. Here it is:

This particular key is included as part of an enhancement to IE 5 and above in which Alexa searches for related web pages to the ones you area currently on, by default the Related button does not show in IE except on some versions provided by some ISP's. Additionally Alexa is included in the options for the search button in IE.
If this is a feature you wish to use, please add that key to your ignore list. Removing it will nothamper your Internet Explorer, but will remove the related sites button. It can be restored through either your AA backup or from using the IE repair tool.

Thank's
Christian Sawyer

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by ChrisSaw In reply to SP3 for W2K Server and Pr ...

OK, Thank's Joseph.

I did a search on alexa on web and find it is a toolbar as Google toolbar or Yahoo. I installed it and Ad-Watch has detected it as a spyware as with SP3 installation. I will contact Ad-Aware to know why the program detect it as a spyware.

Thank's for your help.
I will rate this answer for you as soon as I have and answer from Ad-Aware.
Christian

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