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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:;EN-US;Q253364

Error message when you try to browse the web - page cannot be displayed:;EN-US;Q311264;EN-US;Q826718

"Fatal error: could not create socket" error message is displayed when starting Windows:;EN-US;Q299964

FSG has caused an error in fsg.exe. FSG will now close:;EN-US;Q298762

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

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


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:

Manual removal:

Check out this Troubleshooting advice.