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Last updated 20/08/2006

Gator (also known as Claria) and Reget (a download manager) caused MSHTML.DLL and KERNEL32 crashes in IE5.5. Both  programmes have been updated to resolve the conflicts with IE5.5:
http://support.microsoft.com?scid=kb;EN-US;Q253364


Error message when you try to browse the web - page cannot be displayed:
http://support.microsoft.com?scid=kb;EN-US;Q311264

http://support.microsoft.com?scid=kb;EN-US;Q826718


"Fatal error: could not create socket" error message is displayed when starting Windows:
http://support.microsoft.com?scid=kb;EN-US;Q299964


FSG has caused an error in fsg.exe. FSG will now close:
http://support.microsoft.com?scid=kb;EN-US;Q298762


A fascinating article about legal action *by* Gator (also known as Claria):

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/edelman/gator/


Gator (also known as Claria) is known to cause Kernel32 error messages:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q253/3/64.asp

 

Note: my system was infected with Gator (also known as Claria) recently - I found it purely by chance - and I have no idea where it came from :o(


Gator (also known as Claria) removal (Weatherscope, Date Manager, Dashbar, PrecisionTime, Gator eWallet and OfferCompanion)

Delete via Add/Remove Programs

 

GAIN (advertising software installed by Gator) does not appear in Add/Remove Programs but is apparently removed automatically when you uninstall the above programmes:

http://www.gatoradvertisinginformationnetwork.com/help/gainfaq.html


Manual removal:

Check out this Troubleshooting advice.