MS AntiSypware bug?



billie317718
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
I called MS support, and tried to report what I believe may be a bug. They
gave me a case number (srx050521600292) and told me to come here.
The problem is I have a constant button in the bar at the bottom of my
screen (like when you minimize a program) that has the MS antispyware icon,
but I can't click on it to bring it up and it won't go away. It reads
"gcasDtServHolder"
If it helps, I am running XP. Thank you.

Malke
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
billie317718 wrote:

> I called MS support, and tried to report what I believe may be a bug.
> They gave me a case number (srx050521600292) and told me to come here.
> The problem is I have a constant button in the bar at the bottom of my
> screen (like when you minimize a program) that has the MS antispyware
> icon, but I can't click on it to bring it up and it won't go away. It
> reads "gcasDtServHolder"
> If it helps, I am running XP. Thank you.

At this time, support for the beta version of Microsoft Windows
AntiSpyware is being provided through the following Microsoft
newsgroups:

- microsoft.private.security.spyware.announcements
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.appcompat
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.general
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.install
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.networking
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.signatures
- microsoft.private.security.spyware.onlinecommunity

These newsgroups can be accessed via NNTP or HTTP. To access these
newsgroups using HTTP, please go to the following location:

http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?ICP=spyware&sLCID=us

To access these newsgroups using NNTP, please use the following
information for your NNTP client (such as Microsoft Outlook Express):

- NNTP Server: privatenews.microsoft.com
- Account name: privatenews\spyware
- Password: spyware

NOTE: No password will be required via the HTTP link.

Malke
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www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Axel Pettinger
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
billie317718 wrote:
>
> I called MS support, and tried to report what I believe may be a bug.
> They gave me a case number (srx050521600292) and told me to come here.
> The problem is I have a constant button in the bar at the bottom of my
> screen (like when you minimize a program) that has the MS antispyware
> icon, but I can't click on it to bring it up and it won't go away. It
> reads "gcasDtServHolder"
> If it helps, I am running XP. Thank you.

Did you google for "gcasDtServHolder"?
http://www.google.de/search?hl=de&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=gcasDtServHolder&meta=

Regards,
Axel Pettinger

Mountaineer_ms@msn.com
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
Billie,

Cuppla questions :

1) Does the window show-up if you reboot your machine, or if you shut down,
and restart?

2) When did you install?

The item you asked about (gcastDTServHolder) is a process (does stuff) for
the AntiSpyware program as you mention.

I'd probably reboot, and see if I got the same behavior. If so, I'd
uninstall, then surf back to the Microsoft site (
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=321CD7A2-6A57-4C57-A8BD-DBF62EDA9671&displaylang=en ) and re-install.

Hope this helps,
"GM"

"billie317718" wrote:

> I called MS support, and tried to report what I believe may be a bug. They
> gave me a case number (srx050521600292) and told me to come here.
> The problem is I have a constant button in the bar at the bottom of my
> screen (like when you minimize a program) that has the MS antispyware icon,
> but I can't click on it to bring it up and it won't go away. It reads
> "gcasDtServHolder"
> If it helps, I am running XP. Thank you.
>

Crouchie1998
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
Download & install SpyBot S & D from here instead:

http://users.belgacom.net/bn657515/spybotsd13.exe

SpyBot is a far superior program than MS AntiSpyware is.

Crouchie1998
BA (HONS) MCP MCSE

Malke
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
Crouchie1998 wrote:

> Download & install SpyBot S & D from here instead:
>
> http://users.belgacom.net/bn657515/spybotsd13.exe
>
> SpyBot is a far superior program than MS AntiSpyware is.
>
> Crouchie1998
> BA (HONS) MCP MCSE

What does "(HONS") stand for?

Malke
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www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
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Tom Pepper Willett
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
Malke:

This is a full undergraduate degree - usually requiring the completion of a
dissertation or research project.

Tom
| What does "(HONS") stand for?
|
| Malke
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| Elephant Boy Computers
| www.elephantboycomputers.com
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Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
It is a known bug. See numbers 106 and 107

Known bugs/errors/unpopular features
1.. Various mis-spellings and errata (e.g. "TxtFocus")
2.. Scan stops unexpectedly when clicking areas like "Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta1"
graphic or some menu items
3.. Win9x installs are not supported. (expected behavior)
4.. Enterprise end user could block processes domain administrator wants to run
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892375)
5.. CoolWebSearch, VX2 versions not detected (for cws run antispy in safe mode
twice, or http://www.intermute.com/products/cwshredder.html)
6.. False positives ( try submitting yours at:
http://www.spynet.com/falsepositive.aspx )
Vendors:fill out a dispute form located at http://www.spynet.com/vendors.aspx
7.. TAPICFG.EXE
8.. EZCyberSearch
9.. Network Essentials
10.. Various false PC Spy (Commercial Key Logger)
11.. Remote control software (VNC et.al.)
12.. chktrust.exe part of .Net Framework.
13.. sporder.dll (sometimes real)
14.. IE5 Toolbar Wallpaper from MS IE5 Web Accessories is falsely identified as
GonnaSearch
15.. Outlook Express Mail Store folders (QUARANTINE, don't delete, till you
determine what is)
16.. MessengerPlus
17.. Weatherbug/AOL (only advanced features are spyware)
18.. SearchSquire (bug filed, slated for exception)
19.. script file and other comments identified as virus (iMesh)
20.. tvenuax.dll (TruVoice file)
21.. PCduo
22.. eloglist.exe and psexec.exe from sysinternals
23.. nProtect KeyCrypt 1.0
24.. RadLight
25.. Nullsoft Sex
26.. Zipdll.dll
27.. TimeSync from Blue Nomad for a PDA
28.. Spybot Search & Destroy (some immunity registry entries)
29.. beta.toolbar.msn.com as a browser hijacker homepage
30.. SCRRUN.DLL (sometimes)
31.. MediaTickets CDT domains
32.. HelpHost.exe to go to remote host windows.microsoft.com
33.. WINREP
34.. Borland Database Engine
35.. nsldapssl32v30.dll (Netscape and others)
36.. moo.dll (MIRC)
37.. Hummingbird DM Toolbar
38.. StartNow Hyperbar
39.. cat.exe (unix cat utility for windows)
40.. ZipGenius
41.. BearShare lite and pro (adware if free)
42.. DOT.exe
43.. instsrv.exe from nT Resource Kit
44.. StumbleUpon Toolbar [2]
45.. Lucent DSA
46.. EditPad.exe by jgsoft.com
47.. winsys.exe
48.. PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine)
49.. TrayIcon V1.00
50.. flashget with no banners
51.. "Sports" and other folders in Favorites
52.. Ace AHTML Pro 5
53.. BEEE from IOpus is detected as a keylogger
54.. Bootvis
55.. diskeeper 9 Pro defrag at boot up (with MSAS set to start at bootup)
56.. ImagePak

57.. DPI settings (not default) corrupt display
58.. scan time settings (12:00 PM, et.al.) not correct.
59.. Notification icons behave incorrectly
60.. Non-english time display problems
61.. Tracks Eraser failures
62.. Multi-user installs not working (Limited User errors, Fast User Switching.
etc)
63.. Flying Alerts (Taskbar not at the bottom)
64.. Script blocking not manageable
65.. Abnormal Termination (Shell Execute hooks, et.al.)
66.. No "Failed Install" notice
67.. Tracking Cookies not deleted. (This feature is not included in this beta
release, next version will do that)
68.. Accessibility features not included (for the beta)
69.. Reactivate blocked items not working (There is a workaround. Copy out, delete
original, copy back)
70.. CPU usage 100% (under study for specific hardware causes , stop antivirus
while spyscanning)
71.. network and firewall related problems (winsock):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892350
72.. Failure to launch UI under XP after apparently successful install
73.. Script and batch files working directory defaults to ../system32 (on unblock
instance only)
74.. PrimalScript editor - edit runs file
75.. "gcasDtServHolder" popup window (possibly Tweak UI's alt-tab setting)
76.. Hibernation slow or disabled on laptops
77.. Ignore closes the browser
78.. User Redirected Shell folders (My Documents, and others)
79.. 'Results of scan' (Show Summary) popup can't be disabled.
80.. terminal serve (Remote Desktop) into a computer, the MS AntiSpy(beta) icon
will turn blue
81.. Firewall dead (see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892350 )
82.. ansi.sys disabled
83.. Network Connection folder icons no longer listed as 'connected' after doing a
winsock fix. (toggle the checkboxes off, restart, and on, in Firewall settings,
advanced tab)
84.. Kaaza files lost
85.. proxy error on manual update or report submission (Sun Java VM? Non-MS
browser, like firefox? Try later, server down?)
86.. Dell machines ask for setup disk on scan
87.. Shortcut 'hotkey' delayed opening.
88.. totally successful scans only happen in Safe Mode
89.. Menu mouse-overs fail (after opening a menu)
90.. HOSTS file permission and blocking features.
91.. Windows Explorer menu item missing (Conflict caused by ATI Mulltimedia DAO
(uninstal-reinstall it))
92.. RUN Key in the registry is not cleared. (perhaps virus rather than spyware,
as well as maybe a bug or needed feature)
93.. Search not restored after search spy/hijack removal.
94.. Multiple instances of gcasservalert
95.. scan on startup impacts system performance during the scan
96.. version wrong in Help, About
97.. WINTOOLS lockup (uninstall from add/remove app, and run a safe mode scan)
98.. TeaTimer from spybot causes performance hit
99.. Realtime Protection popup closes too fast
100.. Windows Key (Winkey) functions disabled (R and others)
101.. home page changes to MSN (Fast User Switching issue)
102.. "gcasServ.exe - No Disk" popup when flashdrive inserted into USB
103.. Horizontal scroll bar missing in spyware scan results
104.. slow scan startup
105.. Hibernation problems with some antivirus software (not defined yet)
106.. gcasServ.exe (installer conflicts for 16-bit apps)
107.. gcasServ.exe (process continues running needlessly)
108.. "Allowed" title for popup for 'blocked' event
109.. MSNList.com not detected
110.. DSO Exploit not detected (Spybot S&D DSO Exploit Fix :
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4392.html )
111.. antispy 'timed' popup windows have no 'close' option
112.. Deactivated Checkpoints Cannot Be Reactivated
113.. Virtual Menory errors ( run a deep scan in Safe Mode.)
114.. "unblock" instruction fails
115.. System Restore not cleaned (use 'disk cleanup's option for that)
116.. Scan results window missing from the 'z' order. (can't alt-tab to scan
results window) (added Feb/01/2005)
117.. TweakUI'a Alt-Tab setting hides alerts. (added Feb/01/2005)
118.. Intel Storage Driver causes the crash. (added Feb/01/2005)
119.. Help/About shows wrong version of definitions (click the 'Diagnostic"
button). (added Feb/01/2005)
120.. Manual update process seems to freeze the app at times when actually
downloading new updates. (added Feb/10/2005)
121.. "System Inoculation Wizard " listed in help, but not included in this beta


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"billie317718" <billie317718@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5F88D66F-CE03-467A-80FE-3AD749959DBB@microsoft.com...
>I called MS support, and tried to report what I believe may be a bug. They
> gave me a case number (srx050521600292) and told me to come here.
> The problem is I have a constant button in the bar at the bottom of my
> screen (like when you minimize a program) that has the MS antispyware icon,
> but I can't click on it to bring it up and it won't go away. It reads
> "gcasDtServHolder"
> If it helps, I am running XP. Thank you.
>

Crouchie1998
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
Just shows you how bad the MS AntiSpyware program is, doesn't it.

Use SpyBot like I mentioned before. Its a superb application.

Crouchie1998
BA (HONS) MCP MCSE

Malke
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
Tom Pepper Willett wrote:

> Malke:
>
> This is a full undergraduate degree - usually requiring the completion
> of a dissertation or research project.
>
> Tom
> | What does "(HONS") stand for?
> |
> | Malke
> | --
> | Elephant Boy Computers
> | www.elephantboycomputers.com
> | "Don't Panic!"
> | MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Thanks, Tom. I've asked him several times and he hasn't answered. I
always like to know what the alphabet soup some people feel the need to
post after their name means and I didn't recognize that one.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Peter Foldes
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
They all have their good and bad side. MS Antispyware BETA has found some that Spybot did not. Then again this works vica versa. Each programs have their different good and bad points and merits. That is why you should use a few when trying to detect .

HONS I presume is short for Honor Student

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"Crouchie1998" <crouchie1998@spamcop.net> wrote in message news:%23uzBbUWYFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Just shows you how bad the MS AntiSpyware program is, doesn't it.
>
> Use SpyBot like I mentioned before. Its a superb application.
>
> Crouchie1998
> BA (HONS) MCP MCSE
>
>

Derek N
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
As I understand it "BA (Hons)" is an abbreviation for " Batchelor of Arts
Honours Degree"
Derek N

"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
news:OFjntLVYFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
: Crouchie1998 wrote:
:
: > Download & install SpyBot S & D from here instead:
: >
: > http://users.belgacom.net/bn657515/spybotsd13.exe
: >
: > SpyBot is a far superior program than MS AntiSpyware is.
: >
: > Crouchie1998
: > BA (HONS) MCP MCSE
:
: What does "(HONS") stand for?
:
: Malke
: --
: Elephant Boy Computers
: www.elephantboycomputers.com
: "Don't Panic!"
: MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Derek N
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
Batchelor should read Bachelor.
Derek N

"Derek N" <anomynous@anomynous.invalid> wrote in message
news:%23oSMsMeYFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
: As I understand it "BA (Hons)" is an abbreviation for " Batchelor of Arts
: Honours Degree"
: Derek N
:
: "Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
: news:OFjntLVYFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
:: Crouchie1998 wrote:
::
:: > Download & install SpyBot S & D from here instead:
:: >
:: > http://users.belgacom.net/bn657515/spybotsd13.exe
:: >
:: > SpyBot is a far superior program than MS AntiSpyware is.
:: >
:: > Crouchie1998
:: > BA (HONS) MCP MCSE
::
:: What does "(HONS") stand for?
::
:: Malke
:: --
:: Elephant Boy Computers
:: www.elephantboycomputers.com
:: "Don't Panic!"
:: MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
:
:

Phil Weldon
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
Yeah, hardly anything is now done in batch mode B^)

Phil Weldon

"Derek N" <anomynous@anomynous.invalid> wrote in message
news:eOWwgqeYFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Batchelor should read Bachelor.
> Derek N
>
> "Derek N" <anomynous@anomynous.invalid> wrote in message
> news:%23oSMsMeYFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> : As I understand it "BA (Hons)" is an abbreviation for " Batchelor of
> Arts
> : Honours Degree"
> : Derek N
> :
> : "Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
> : news:OFjntLVYFHA.3040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> :: Crouchie1998 wrote:
> ::
> :: > Download & install SpyBot S & D from here instead:
> :: >
> :: > http://users.belgacom.net/bn657515/spybotsd13.exe
> :: >
> :: > SpyBot is a far superior program than MS AntiSpyware is.
> :: >
> :: > Crouchie1998
> :: > BA (HONS) MCP MCSE
> ::
> :: What does "(HONS") stand for?
> ::
> :: Malke
> :: --
> :: Elephant Boy Computers
> :: www.elephantboycomputers.com
> :: "Don't Panic!"
> :: MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
> :
> :
>
>

cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user)
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
On Thu, 26 May 2005 12:07:49 +0100, "Derek N"

>As I understand it "BA (Hons)" is an abbreviation for " Batchelor of Arts
>Honours Degree"

AFAIK it involves further study (a year?) to extend the Batchelors' to
Honours, rather than attaining particularly high marks when completing
the degree as "with distinction" might imply.

A bit like "DSO and bar" military-medals terminology :-)

So perhaps it's somewhere on a continuum that goes:
Batchelors
Honours
Masters
PhD
Doctorate (n subject)

Those are all qualifications, whereas professorship and similar
indicate tenure, i.e. employment, rather than degree of qualification.

Our punk band's bass player had honours in Latin <g>



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MS AntiSypware bug?