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    Default bear share now spyware???

    just wondering why bearshare is now considered spyware by the detection process when it never used to be?

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    Hello

    Bearshare is detected as PUPS.

    Potentially unwanted program, which it is indeed:

    http://p2p.malwareremoval.com/

    Also see:
    File Sharing, otherwise known as Peer To Peer. (P2P)
    Particularly:
    http://forums.spybot.info/showpost.p...60&postcount=5

    If you wish to exclude bearshare from detection during scanning,open Spybot-S&D> Mode>Advanced>Tools>Ignore Products and check bearshare so that Spybot-S&D no longer scans for it.

    For assistance in removing infections:
    Follow the instructions in this sticky topic:
    BEFORE you post and who will advise you. Preliminary Steps

    Start your own topic here:
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    Bearshare itself is not spyware, but Zango is, and Bearshare requires a Zangoinstallation to work, so you should consider this when using Bearshare, or more precisely when using the Gnutella-P2P-Network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodama
    Bearshare itself is not spyware, but Zango is, and Bearshare requires a Zangoinstallation to work, so you should consider this when using Bearshare, or more precisely when using the Gnutella-P2P-Network.

    Can you tell me how to get rid of Bearshare??? Spybot is detecting it, but says it can't repair it.

    Janet in NJ

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    Hi there.

    It might be best to start a topic in malware removal especially if you have been file sharing.

    Please follow the instructions in this sticky topic:

    Then start your own topic:
    Malware Removal Forum

    A helper will advise you as soon as available.

    Cheers.

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    jlsd2005 started a topic in the malware removal forum.

    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread...5064#post35064
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    i got pissed off with zango so first stopped the application running via task manager, then opened the .exe in notepad, and deleted the entire code. it tries to run it, but fails, so i don't have to put up with spyware....

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