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    Hi guys, I have same problem as
    Rosefriend:
    support.proboards.com/thread/469916

    Spybot has detected spyware Anchor.HSS every time I used it. It belongs to: PUPSC - it stands for potentionally unwanted program.
    I use other programs to detect malware/virus/spyware/adaware as well. Programs are Spybot SD2, Malwarebytes, Advanced SystemCare 6, IOBit MalwareFighter, AVG, Super AntiSpyware. Only Spybot SD (1 - the old one) has detected the same problem again and again.
    Every time I decide to scan my computer, I go to safe mod, since it is able to catch more unwanted stuff in my PC. Only spyware I have ever had problem removing was this one.

    I looked at malware removal guide - Anchor.Hss thread, but none of what was mentioned there I found anywhere on my PC. I checked regedit, I checked appdata,etc.
    Not sure where can I located sysdir though, is it basically system32 folder? I checked that one, nothing there either.
    Spyware still keeps coming back :/.
    Any suggestions please?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by salenai; 2013-06-23 at 14:34.

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    Do you have hotspot shield installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenobia View Post
    Do you have hotspot shield installed?
    No dude, I do not . Problem must be somewhere else, perhaps in adobe? I wrote about the problem here as well:
    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1239873?tstart=0
    Not sure though :D.

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    Yes,I saw that post last night,and figured it might be yours.
    Could you open Spybot,click Mode,Advanced Mode,View Report,View Previous Report,locate the checks or fixes logfile where anchor.hss was detected,doubleclick it,rightclick somewhere in the Spybot window,select Select All,then rightclick again and select Copy,then paste it in a reply here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenobia View Post
    Yes,I saw that post last night,and figured it might be yours.
    Could you open Spybot,click Mode,Advanced Mode,View Report,View Previous Report,locate the checks or fixes logfile where anchor.hss was detected,doubleclick it,rightclick somewhere in the Spybot window,select Select All,then rightclick again and select Copy,then paste it in a reply here?
    Sure mate . Thanks for help .
    Unfortunately, the report is same as in adobe forums :/.


    --- Report generated: 2013-06-24 22:44 ---

    Anchor.Hss: [SBI $5B773E15] Používateľské nastavenia (Kľúč v registri, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3878205609-505246965-1532686573-1001\Software\Conduit


    --- Spybot - Search & Destroy version: 1.6.2 (build: 20090126) ---

    2009-01-26 blindman.exe (1.0.0.8)
    2009-01-26 SDFiles.exe (1.6.1.7)
    2009-01-26 SDMain.exe (1.0.0.6)
    2009-01-26 SDShred.exe (1.0.2.5)
    2009-01-26 SDUpdate.exe (1.6.0.12)
    2009-01-26 SDWinSec.exe (1.0.0.12)
    2009-01-26 SpybotSD.exe (1.6.2.46)
    2009-03-05 TeaTimer.exe (1.6.6.32)
    2013-01-12 unins000.exe (51.49.0.0)
    2009-01-26 Update.exe (1.6.0.7)
    2009-11-04 advcheck.dll (1.6.5.20)
    2007-04-02 aports.dll (2.1.0.0)
    2008-06-14 DelZip179.dll (1.79.11.1)
    2009-01-26 SDHelper.dll (1.6.2.14)
    2008-06-19 sqlite3.dll
    2009-01-26 Tools.dll (2.1.6.10)
    2009-01-16 UninsSrv.dll (1.0.0.0)
    2013-04-11 Includes\Adware.sbi (*)
    2013-06-19 Includes\AdwareC.sbi (*)
    2010-08-13 Includes\Cookies.sbi (*)
    2012-11-14 Includes\Dialer.sbi (*)
    2013-04-11 Includes\DialerC.sbi (*)
    2013-04-11 Includes\HeavyDuty.sbi (*)
    2012-11-14 Includes\Hijackers.sbi (*)
    2013-04-11 Includes\HijackersC.sbi (*)
    2012-11-14 Includes\iPhone.sbi (*)
    2012-11-14 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi (*)
    2013-04-11 Includes\KeyloggersC.sbi (*)
    2004-11-29 Includes\LSP.sbi (*)
    2013-05-29 Includes\Malware.sbi (*)
    2013-06-19 Includes\MalwareC.sbi (*)
    2012-11-14 Includes\PUPS.sbi (*)
    2013-06-19 Includes\PUPSC.sbi (*)
    2010-01-25 Includes\Revision.sbi (*)
    2012-11-14 Includes\Security.sbi (*)
    2013-04-11 Includes\SecurityC.sbi (*)
    2008-06-03 Includes\Spybots.sbi (*)
    2008-06-03 Includes\SpybotsC.sbi (*)
    2013-05-22 Includes\Spyware.sbi (*)
    2013-06-19 Includes\SpywareC.sbi (*)
    2012-11-19 Includes\Tracks.uti
    2013-01-16 Includes\Trojans.sbi (*)
    2013-05-13 Includes\TrojansC-02.sbi (*)
    2013-06-19 Includes\TrojansC-03.sbi (*)
    2013-05-16 Includes\TrojansC-04.sbi (*)
    2013-06-13 Includes\TrojansC-05.sbi (*)
    2013-04-19 Includes\TrojansC.sbi (*)
    2008-03-04 Plugins\Chai.dll
    2008-03-05 Plugins\Fennel.dll
    2008-02-26 Plugins\Mate.dll
    2007-12-24 Plugins\TCPIPAddress.dll

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    You're welcome.

    The .hss file extension is listed as associated with adobe...or Dreamweaver Snippet here:
    http://filext.com/file-extension/HSS
    Or photoshop here:
    http://www.ehow.com/info_12121548_hs...extension.html

    However,there is the anchorfree hss adapter driver,among other things:
    https://www.google.ca/search?source=...w=1366&bih=657
    I would guess that is related to why this detection is named Anchor.HSS,and the adobe file extension .hss is most probably an unrelated coincidence.

    Is your operating system Windows 7,and have you been running as admin when you're scanning?If you haven't,try rightclicking Spybot 1.6.2 on your desktop,and select run as administrator before your next scan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenobia View Post
    You're welcome.

    The .hss file extension is listed as associated with adobe...or Dreamweaver Snippet here:
    http://filext.com/file-extension/HSS
    Or photoshop here:
    http://www.ehow.com/info_12121548_hs...extension.html

    However,there is the anchorfree hss adapter driver,among other things:
    https://www.google.ca/search?source=...w=1366&bih=657
    I would guess that is related to why this detection is named Anchor.HSS,and the adobe file extension .hss is most probably an unrelated coincidence.

    Is your operating system Windows 7,and have you been running as admin when you're scanning?If you haven't,try rightclicking Spybot 1.6.2 on your desktop,and select run as administrator before your next scan.

    Oh, that is a pity :/. Yeah, I was not before, but after reading somewhere that this could help with the problem, I did it . Not a change unfortunately:/.

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    Sorry,I missed your question about sysdir before:
    www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/57364/sysdir

    After the scan is done,has Spybot been offering to run on startup?If it has,have you been selecting yes?

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    Hi, I am having the same problem with Anchor.HSS. I do have Hotspot Shield and it is the source according to the Spybot scans. I have tried logging in as administrator, it detects but it will not get rid of the Spyware. It also prompts me to allow Spybot to run on my next startup and I have done this twice. Each time it says that it detects 2 problems, but the only action it will let me take is to do another scan and that only starts the process over again.

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    Which version of Spybot do you have,would it be Spybot 2 or 2.1?

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