Do I Have Malware

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I have recently had a bad spat of Malware clogging up my system so I
reformatted and re-installed everything again. Now I have also
installed spybot and use the registry monitor tool that monitors my if
a registry is being edited. I think I have everything in order except
when I open Windows explorer where I get a message from spybot saying
"A program is trying to edit
reg would you like to allow". At the moment I decline because I'm not
sure whether this a good thing or not.  Can anyone tell me whether I
should allow theis change or not and why it is being done.
I am running XP SP2 and AVG.


Re: Do I Have Malware wrote:
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I've no idea what that classid is, and a Google search and returned no results. What I would suggest though is
doing a (free) registry scan with PcTools Registry Mechanic, then doing a
spyware scan with PCTools Spyware Doctor. You might be surprised what they
pick up. You won't be able to use then to change anything though unless you
buy them. /

Spyware Doctor isn't free, but has a far better hit rate than Spybot S&D (or
AdAware) as well as having a lot of extra useful features. It has tools for
preventing infections in the first place, which is a lot better than getting
infected then trying to get rid of the things! It was top rated in a PcPro
labs a few months ago. Registry Mechanic is also excellent. (No I don't work
for them.)

I'd also recomment installing MacAfee SiteAdvisor, which is free, and will
install a toolbar in IE which turns red if you go to a site it has found
issues with (like bad downloads). It will also flag all Google search


Re: Do I Have Malware

Thanks Brian,
I think I found what it was I believe it is something to do with
Windows explorer with showing the Folder pane. But I will use the
software that you have mentioned and see what else is lurking on my
poor system.

Thanks for your help.

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