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  1. I've used an old version of Spybot for years as a low level additional protection as it has a very small profile/low resource use and doesn't interfere with anything very much. I've run scans with AdwCleaner in the past and its has never had a problem but at some point, I think fairly recently, it has been reporting the following on my PC:- PUP.Optional.Legacy HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\zonemap\domains\dospop.com PUP.Optional.Legacy HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\zonemap\domains\incredibar.com PUP.Optional.Legacy HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\zonemap\domains\dospop.com PUP.Optional.Legacy HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\zonemap\domains\incredibar.com PUP.Optional.Legacy HKU\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\zonemap\domains\dospop.com PUP.Optional.Legacy HKU\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\zonemap\domains\incredibar.com First time it happened, like a good boy, I allowed AdwCleaner to clean and restart. All gone, all good............but a couple of weeks later I ran the scan again and they're all back. This kept on happening and then I eventually noticed something - every time after I'd used AdwCleaner and then later updated Spybot definitions and applied what it calls browser immunisation it showed 6 items as unprotected. It took some time to click even then but when it did and I did a bit of research I found "Zonemap" is used by browsers IE in particular as the designated registry location for restricted and trusted web sites. Spybot adds its own definitions to this list and those six items AdwCleaner is deleting as PUPs are apparently from Zonemap's list of restricted domains. Identifying what is trusted and what is restricted from the Zonemap lists is not clear (anyone here know?) but the registry entries for the IE trusted sites are slightly different from the bulk of the others I've looked at. I am pretty sure those six are restricted domains. It would appear AdwCleaner is actually removing protection from my system by deleting these entries. Obviously I can add them to an exclusion list from now on but I thought it worth mentioning this matter here now I've discovered what they are and why they keep reappearing. The restricted domains shown in Zonemap are very numerous, there are hundreds of them covering everything dodgy from gambling web sites to HC porn so the question that also has to asked is why are only those six considered PUPs?
  2. Please white-list the immunizations from SpyBot Search & Destroy. AdwCleaner[S0].txt AdwCleaner[C0].txt
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