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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by y5mgisi, Jan 2, 2006.
just did system restore seems to be A O.k.
Go into safe mode to delete it. When I had a bunch of spyware and viruses on my PC I couldn't delete the majority of them on the normal log on. I had to use the safe mode (so nothing is accessing the file) to delete it.
Do you have spyware and virus protection?
Ive got norton anti virus thats all i realy know. I dont even know what safe mode is or how to be in it
its spyware porbably, get spybot search and destroy or windows anti spyware beta, they should fix and prevent problems like that
To get into safe mode restart your computer. And as soon as everything powers off, then back on. Hit F8 key on the top of the keyboard a few times. Then it will go into set up screen and use arrows to go into safemode.
Safemode is used for the PC fixers, and by who ever else needs to access something without the worry of any program running or anything.
Do you have the newest version? We had norton 2003 and kept updating the subscription. The computer guy we talked to told us that doesn't help against new viruses or protect against them. We eneded up buying norton 2005 a few months before 2006 came out.
I tried searching for my thread I had and couldn't find it. I will get you some links to some programs and free anti-virus.
ok cool thanks for the help im going to try the anti spywere cause i could use it any way, then i'll try seafemodein it.
sweet dude thanks again man i just noticed i got over 1000 posts now but you have over 12,000 and joined later than me i guess ive been slackin.
Microsoft anti-spyware BETA
Ad-aware personal version:
spybot search and destroy
I'm on here A LOT is the problem with my # of posts
stave is just a postwhore. O yeh, and so it aint offtopic, I hate spyware, last time I searched my computer I had like 2k hits!
I ain't no post whore. I'm just smart
Here is free virus protection:
(not sure if its trial or not, the .exe program at bottom of page)
Here is another site for different free virus scans: (EDIT: click on the logos in the middle of the page for different brands of scans)
Also on that websites is some tips for your computer.
Get your downloads off the majorgeeks.com website. They are the best. I highly recommend Spywareblaster to accompany Spybot search & destroy.
1. Spywareblaster is a real time search and destroy program, it prevents that crap from ever getting into your system.
2. Spybot is superb for getting rid of what's already there.
3. Adaware SE Personal Edition takes care of the rest.
These programs will work with Norton antivirus although Spybot will take place of your Norton firewall.
ok so just got done search and destroying and its still there i shut off the comp and tryed to do safemode but apperently i ddint get it becasue i tryed again to delete the file myself and it still keeps coming back.
Redirectors are a real pain to find and remove. Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware SE are a good start. Both can be gotten of Downloads.com.
Allright try this: Ccleaner.
It's free and cleans up a lot of old hidden file extensions, et. I use it daily. Might help you.
Everything is on majorgeeks
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