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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:
    Malware Forum

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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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