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notebook whilst I'm online. They seem to popup periodically when I open
another browser. But I have McAffee Internet Security suite installed
and Windows XP SP-2 security features turned on and they still occur.
Moreover, I have just installed a fresh copy of SP-2 after reformatting
the hard drive so there is no spyware installed. They are usually trying
to sell registry cleaning software or something similar.
Any help appreciated.
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As long as U use Window$ U will have variety of spyware, back doors
and commer-shit opening popups. If U use laptop only as typing machine
or for presentation then switch to Linux.
And now seriously - U have to review registry in autostart section
and find a suspicious adware back door, then U just remove this
shit from registry.
told you anything particularly useful, and if you go rooting
around in the
registry without knowing what you're doing, you're
likely to just kill your
Just get a few good dedicated anti-spyware programs that
Spyware S&D and Ad-aware (from Lavasoft) are the two big ones.
both, do a scan with each, and Immunize in Spybot.
Just because it's a clean
install doesn't mean that new spyware hasn't
already been installed since then.
Also, consider using a browser other than IE, I recommend Firefox.
generally safer and more secure than IE, and has MUCH less
popups. A good deal
of the popups might be from the websites you're
visiting anyway, so get a good
pop-up blocker for whatever browser
you do use.
Win98 & WinXP has a tool called msconfig.
It is useful to clean trash from AutoStart.
Unfortunatelly Win 2000 does not have it.
There is also a good free tool (even for unexperienced users) called
U can use it to remove trash from registry.
It can also backup registry so U can always recover it if U delete
by mistake smth important.
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