Do you know what this is as deleting dll programs does not give me a warm feeling?

Question

I downloaded Kazaa and then ran Ad-Aware which uncovered a spyware program (Along with others) under the name "tps108.dll" which I subsequently deleted.

Do you know what this is as deleting dll programs does not give me a warm feeling

Sincerely

Len Brown

Answer

This question was answered on February 11, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

In versions of Windows prior to Windows 2000, installing software in addition to the operating system might overwrite shared system files such as dynamic-link libraries (.dll files) and executable files (.exe files) When system files are overwritten, system performance becomes unpredictable, programs behave erratically, and the operating system fails.

Your type of .dll is TPS108 which is an IE Browser Helper Object It monitors web pages requested and data entered into forms, sends this information to its home server, and opens pop-up advertisement windows It also has the capability to update itself and install other software TPS108 appears to be yet another revision of Transponder/VX2.

By people who troubleshoot .dll problems your .dll seems to be bundled with subscriptions to porn sites run by Webdream/Digital Rooster On installation it misleadingly describes itself as a viewer for adult video content

TPS108.dll installs itself into your Windows directory Before you can delete this file you will need to deregister it Enter the following command from the command line for Windows 95/98/Me:

"%WiDir%\SSTEM\regsvr32.exe" /u "%WiDir%\TS108.dll"

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Posted by Felix of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 11, 2003