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#1 Explosive_Calm

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 10:06 AM

I have tried ad aware, spybot and registry mechanic, that one saw the problem but can only fix it when I have paid, I don't have a credit card so I cannot use it, other removers don't seem to look there. The spyware is bringing up pop-ups and crashing explorer. Need assistance please. :weep:

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 10:41 AM

Try this - http://www.softforal...ove09150006.htm
or this (free trial) http://www.4developers.com/addremove/

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 10:56 AM

I've tested the Add/Remove 4Good, seems to work well. However I don't have any "dead" items in Add/Remove to get rid of.

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 10:59 AM

Or you can do-it-yourself with this tweak:
http://www.winguides...isplay.php/110/

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#5 Explosive_Calm

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 12:02 PM

Tried them all, still can't see anything, this is a real pain. Thankyou for trying.

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 12:37 PM

Well, I was concentrating on Control Panel. Let's have a look for infection.

Please do this.
Download 'Hijack This!'. http://www.spywarein.../HijackThis.exe
Save it in a convenient permanent folder such as C:\HJT\, double click HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log, Ctrl-A to Select All, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.

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