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Gator (also known as Claria) and Reget (a download manager) caused MSHTML.DLL crashes in IE5.5. Both  programmes have been updated to resolve the conflicts with IE5.5

 

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, Precision Time, 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:

 

Not all items may apply.

 

Implicated files:

iegator.dll, fsg.exe, fsg-ag.exe, fsg*.exe, files containing the name 'fsg' or 'trickler', gmt.exe, cmesys.exe, gain_trickler_exe

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Remove CMESys, GMT, tricker, fsg_

 

Remove:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Gator.com
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GatorTest

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{21FFB6C0-0DA1-11D5-A9D5-00500413153C}

 

Go to IE Tools, Internet Options, Temporary Internet Files {Settings Button}, View Objects, Downloaded Programme Files.

Remove DFRun Class, PdpPlg Class

 

If the software reappears check out this Troubleshooting advice.