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Old 05-14-2006, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Winfixer, what is it?, is it safe?, should i use it???

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Old 05-14-2006, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well, if you look at Symantec's website, it defines it as a virus. So dont touch it. If you have any problems with your PC, it can be solved three ways:

1. Common Sense
2. Ask us for help
3. Reformat

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Old 05-14-2006, 04:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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its adware that display popups , download hijackthis click here click "do a system scan and save a logfile" , goto the hijackthis forum
click here open a new thread and copy & paste the log
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Follow these instructions carefully

Download ALL 8 programs and update if needed.

Ad Aware SE Personal Free

Spybot Search and Destroy Free

Windows Defender 2 Beta

HijackThis Free




Follow these steps

Delete the prefetch folder C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch, this folder will come back on next reboot.

Delete all cookies and temporary internet files in the control panel.

Go to Start, run, type msconfig, go to startup, disable everything except your antivirus, Firewall, click apply, dont reboot yet.

Download Msconfig Cleanup below

Msconfig Cleanup Free

Run Msconfig Cleanup after you unchecked the items you were told to uncheck and recheck, click "Select All", then click "Clean up Selected", then click "Quit". Make sure your antivirus and firewall are not checked.

Now run each spyware program 1 by 1. Running all 3 at the same time will slow most systems down.

When each program has finished scanning, remove everything.

Now go to the recycle bin and delete everything that is in it.

When finished with the scans, reboot, and go into Safe Mode and run these scans again, remove everything they find, and then reboot back into Windows in normal mode. You dont need to run Hijackthis! yet.

Then run HiJackthis!

Save the log, copy and paste the log on
Do not attach the log, copy and paste always. This will make things go much faster.
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