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Old 05-13-2004, 12:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok....heres a challenge for u computer people. When my sister uses my computer, she manages to get a ****load of spyware onto my comp. I would do system retore like ive been telling people, but this was during my finals, so i had too much important data lying around.

well, my problem isnt removing a spyware, its removing all signs of it. One of the biggest problems i have is that when u run msconfig->startup, i see a bunch of unchecked boxes with the names of past spyware. Its not like it effects my comp startup, but it just annoys me that its still floating aruond there.

see, i know im supposed to surf around my registry...but is there a faster, easier way?

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Old 05-13-2004, 10:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I used Spybot to remove all those annoying leftovers in startup.

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Old 05-13-2004, 10:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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if you are running XP (and by the the looks of the image as your sig, you are)

Do a search on google for an application called regscrub XP.
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Old 05-13-2004, 05:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cool "Matrix: Personal Firewall"

You might want to Buy Norton Personal Firewall as fast as you can. Because at any moment (And i mean any!) Somone can hack into your computer weather or not you're online, and weather or not your computer is on!


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