I think you should seriously look at the way BoClean is supposed to repair Winsock. As I have posted elsewhere here, twice I have installed this application, and twice has it messed up my Internet Connection.
It deletes the trojan alright, but messes up Winsock in the process. I had to use System restore twice to get back online. What use is software like this?
The repair function does not work on my system, and by a few other posts, others as well.
Its no use telling me to uncheck the repair Winsock box, this should not be checked by default, if it gives problems!
My thought is, it must be some system/configuration/software-specific issue, as not all users are experiencing this. I know I’ve run several items to get it to trigger, including that trojan simulator, and have not had any winsock issues.
Maybe there is a prevx issue (which I don’t have), but it could be something else as well…
Absolutely. There’s obviously something up, and probably a common thread, as far as some conflicting “something” (whether that be software, hardware, driver, etc). As Melih has stated, they will be looking into it. In order to track it down (since it’s not happening to all users), they will probably need further feedback from those users experiencing it, to determine the exact cause.
Hope your dedication to helping make the program better, will extend to that if needed. That will be the biggest help of all.
Another user (or users) reported Hosts file entries being changed to asterisks after BOC cleaned them out; as I recall, they also were using these “immunizing” applications. Perhaps there is a connection.
I had a strange suspicion about BOclean and spybot immunization. When I first configured BOclean I unticked the boxes so it would not clean up hosts file or winsock. Looks like my caution was well placed. I hope this issue can be fixed, though I feel happy enough that BOclean and CAVS are protecting my pc.