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Old 7th March 2002, 20:12   #1  |  Link
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DivX5 Adware summary & DivX5 Pro Cracked

We all don't like adware so here's the definitive summary how to get rid of it.
This also means we will not tolerate any more discussion about adware on this board as
it is intended for video encoding related discussion and not corporate policy and
spyware.

Furthermore, everybody should use the official gain installer and not a cracked version
First of all the crack is reported to cause severe problems resulting in completely
screwed up video and 2nd it is warez and warez talk is not permitted on this board anyways.

Now here we go:

1) Installation:

Make sure you're running a personal firewall or are not connected to the
Internet when you install.

Good free personal firewalls are available at http://www.zonealarm.com (ZoneAlarm) and
http://www.tinysoftware.com (Tiny Personal Firewall).

If you're using a firewall you'll see a new program trying to connect to the Internet after
the installation. Block it and create a rule that will forever block it.

2) Post installation:

After the installation run msconfig, go to the startup options and deactivate
gain_trickler_xxxx or CMEsys, then reboot. If you have no msconfig on your machine then
run regedit and remove the following keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\gator.com\
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\stashedgef
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\stashedgmg
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\trickler

Then reboot. Now you can also delete c:\program files\DivX\DivX Pro Codec\gain_trickler_3102.exe

That concludes the removal.

The following registry key must exist or you can no longer use the codec:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{21ffb6c0-0da1-11d5-a9d5-00500413153c}\

Alternatively you can use AdAware (http://www.lavasoft.de) which will locate
the new registry keys and programs and offer to remove them. Make sure you don't remove
the Gator key:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{21ffb6c0-0da1-11d5-a9d5-00500413153c}\
or the codec will no longer work.


That's it folks. One lousy registry keys is all there is to it. If you use tools
to protect your privacy in the first place you have nothing to fear and will never
get to see a single banner or have a single byte of information about you transmitted
anywhere.
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