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Offline siopawman

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spigot - searchsetting.exe
« on: March 16, 2011, 03:21:09 PM »
how do i delete this? i found the log in my file system shield and it can't delete it.
what does it do?

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Re: spigot - searchsetting.exe
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 03:35:14 PM »
Google is your friend.....  ;)

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This file belongs to product Widgi Toolbar and was developed by company Spigot, Inc..
http://systemexplorer.net/filereviews.php?fid=365078

http://www.google.no/search?hl=no&q=spigot+-+searchsetting.exe&meta=&aq=f&oq=&rlz=1I7SUNC_no

Offline siopawman

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Re: spigot - searchsetting.exe
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011, 03:47:14 PM »
why didnt avast automatically deleted it?

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Re: spigot - searchsetting.exe
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 04:11:10 PM »
Hello,
because it is detected as [PUP], isn't it? And it is better to move to chest (than delete) in case of false positive detection.

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Re: spigot - searchsetting.exe
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 06:31:25 PM »
siopawman, did you change avast scanning settings? PUPs aren't included by default.
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Re: spigot - searchsetting.exe
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011, 09:36:33 PM »
Hello,
because it is detected as [PUP], isn't it? And it is better to move to chest (than delete) in case of false positive detection.

Milos

this is true, however, just realizing this now, i checked the expert settings for file system shield and PUP as "move to chest" action. but the log indicated it as "delete". but it can't, says "Error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process(32)"

is my pc being sabotaged? can i delete that file?

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Re: spigot - searchsetting.exe
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2011, 01:48:38 AM »
The better will be sending it to www.virustotal.com and posting back the link of the results.
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Re: spigot - searchsetting.exe
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2011, 02:31:58 AM »
See here

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=63642.0


and here

http://forums.techarena.in/technology-internet/1288657.htm

There are a number of files/processes that can not be deleted when active.

Often if you try to delete something and Windows says you can't because it is in use the file will get removed on a reboot.

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