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Most MRU entries in the Registry are insignificant. If you move your
mouse an MRU entry will probably be created. If the dog barks an MRU
entry will probably be created. If you move your head an MRU entry will
probably be created.

Ever since Win95 (and probably NT3.1 but I don't remember for sure)
Windows creates hundreds of insignificant entries in the Registry every
time you use your PC. Most of them are flushed out the next time the
system is rebooted.

Open Ad-Aware and click on the Gear icon on the top right side. Click on
Advanced. Click on the green radio buttom that says "Include Negligible
Object Information". It will turn pink with an X in it. You will no
longer see the Negligible Objects like MRUs showing in the Log Report.

"Negligible: Not significant or important enough to be worth
considering; trifling."

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition
copyright © 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Now wash your hands 4 more times, check to make sure the doors are all
locked at least 6 times, take some Prozac and relax.... It works for
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be treated!

Good luck

Chas.






Re: Q on AdAwareSE

AdAware SE cannot find spyware hidden by rootkits.
You will need to get one of the Anti Rootkit programs from
http://www.antirootkit.com to find what rootkits.

regards

Zoned


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there is no such thing as a rootkit on Win9x systems
The whole OS is open to any user, so the OS itself could be considered a
rootikit (if it weren't for the invisibility aspect of rootkits)

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2006, Windows)

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Noel Paton wrote:

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   True?
   No rootkits for Win98SE?
   They are so "advanced" that they cannot run on these older OSes?

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The majority of rootkits (AIUI) rely on Alternate Data Streams (ADS) for
their stealth capability - and Win9x does not support ADS (witness the fact
that the WMF exploits that broke out at the new year affected only the NT
hierarchy of Windows, because the vulnerability was effectively using ADS)
While the active files may be present, Windows 9x is effectively incapable
of accessing the routines within the files, and so remains unaffected.

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2006, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.crashfixpc.com/millsrpch.htm

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's


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Noel Paton wrote:

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   Thank you!
   Would ther be any way of finding those files / corrupted files?
   And then removing / fixing them?
   Any "worries" re the registry?

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The usual anti-virus and anti-malware solutions will still work on these
critters in Win9x AFAIK - their scanners are still effective.
AIUI, the registry is not affected, simply because the malware isn't run

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2006, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.crashfixpc.com/millsrpch.htm

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's


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Noel Paton wrote:

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   Thanks.

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Zoned wrote:

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   There seems to be nothing to support WinSE.

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