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Is the ans2000.ini spyware file?


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antonella

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Hi everyone,
I'm new to this forum; in my online community we are discussing ans2000.ini;
Someone tells, that this is a spyware file and needs to be removed, however
My search on Google does not really confirm this
So my big Q is should I delete it?
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Steve108

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I got this info from an ad for Stopzilla (a pop-up stopper which I don't believe can solve the problem):

"Ans2000.ini is malicious file part of dangerous rootki program that may install other compressed malware files and opens backdoors to outside attackers. Usually Ans2000.ini spread through unwanted spam email, malicious chat programs, filesharing networks or pornographic web pages. malware Ans2000 injects itself in low level system processes to hide from securiy programs and activates mischievous install.ini, konfig.ini, anja.ini, mirc2.ini, hrdir.ini files on the infected computer. Ans2000.ini is a critical privacy and security risk."

I searched for more info elsewhere, but the only option I could find that made any sense was what I knew in the first place that I could do - which was to type in the MSCONFIG command, click on the WIN.INI tab and then to uncheck the Ans2000 option.

Of course this does not remove the malicious file(s) the infection placed on my computer, but what I did resulted in no undesirable effects at all.

What surprises me is that it seems this Ans2000 thing has been happening to people for a long while. After all, I'm responding to a post that's almost 7 years old. ... I have not been able to find any solution toward removing this ans2000 thing and all the other files it may have spawned when it infected my computer - but at least it seems what I did has disabled it.

If anyone can let me know an even better solution to this, I'd appreciate it.
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Steve108

1. Welcome to GeekstoGo

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After all, I'm responding to a post that's almost 7 years old. .


Indeed and it was only by chance that I saw your post
Please go here, read carefully the advice in the link and create a topic in our Malware forum.
http://www.geekstogo...cleaning-guide/

Thank you, please be patient as our experts in Malware matters are very busy.
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