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Claria, Gain, Gator
- Executable Files: cmessys.exe; fsg.exe; fsg-ag.exe; fsg*.exe; gain_trickler_*.exe.
Dynamic Link Libraries:
- Directory/Search Page:
- Uninstall page URL: http://dist.belnk.com/gain/about-gain-01.html; http://www.gainpublishing.com/help/uninstall.html.
- Related Articles: Important Removal Tool Note. Fighting Malware with Standard Windows Tools (February 25, 2007). You may have more in your bag of tricks than you realize.
- Notes: This infection generally downloads bundled with other software which the user has voluntarilty accepted. It utilizes a "trickler" technology designed to limit its use of processor time. It claims to be entirely removable via the Windows "Add/Remove Programs" utility. It provides uninstall instructions at the above URLs. This infection can be removed by both Lavasoft's Ad-Aware freeware and by SpyBot S&D freeware.
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