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ISRVS problem [resolved]

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Teesside Tim

Teesside Tim


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thanks a lot thatman :tazz: - didnt realise just how bad things were on the PC

I now have a number of duplicate shortcuts and other files, can I safely delete them ?

Also what software would you recommend to keep clean. I now have avast, adaware, Spyware blaster,MS spyware beta, hijack this, and zonealarms - do I need them all?

Would you also recommend installing Service Pack 2 ( i have been told previously that this conflicts with some software, eg zone alarm, so didn't put it on)

Teesside Tim ;)
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Hi Teesside Tim

All the softare that you stated will work with XP_SP2, you will also get Microsoft Antispyware free at no charge when you update to SP2.

You can remove the items

Now you have a clean sytem update windows now

Kc :tazz:
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Teesside Tim

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all sorted now thanks, Installed Firefox too - looks good

all your helpvery much appreciated :tazz: , dont know what I'd have done without it

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Hi Teesside Tim :)

Congratulations! Your system is CLEAN :tazz:

Download the Microsoft Antispyware

Download the CCleaner unzip the file to install.
Open CCleaner.
Place a check by everything in the Applications tab.
Place a check by Internet Explorer, Windows explorer, and System in the Windows tab.
Run the ccleaner

Clean out all temp files in Mozilla, Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer: Tools/ Internet Options/ General/ Temporary internet files/ Delete Files (NOTE, that this may take very long!). You can also set the memory limit to about 80 MB at the Settings.

Mozilla: Edit/ Options/ Extended/ Cache/ Clear Cache

Turn of system restore
Disabling or enabling Windows XP System Restore

Turn system restore back on and create a new restore point. Defrag your hard drive

How do you prevent spyware from being installed again? We strongly recommend installing SpywareBlaster (it's free for personal use). Click Here
Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.
Consumes no system resources.

Download, run, check for updates, download updates, select all, protect against checked. All done. Check for updates every couple of weeks. If you have any errors running the program like a missing file see the link at the bottom of the javacool page.

It's also very important to keep your system up to date to avoid unnecessary security risks. Click Here http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ to make sure that you have the latest patches for Windows.

These next two steps are optional, but will provide the greatest protection.
1. Use ANY browser besides Internet Explorer, almost every exploit is crafted to take advantage of an IE weakness. We usually recommend FireFox user posted image.
2. Install Sun's Java. It's much more secure than Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine .

After doing all these, your system will be thoroughly protected from future threats. ;)

Kc ;)
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