Dojo and Clayton Rupe, please understand that removing malware from an infected computer is not as simple as you think. In fact, it is a tedious and thorough process that requires good communication between both the helper and the user.
Often so, people without experience don't know how to remove all the infections on their computer and look for fast solutions that only remove the obvious but not the hidden malware on their computer. This will not do. If you want to solve the problem, you have to find the roots and remove it. Same with malware removal here.
Like you have seen in malware forum, staff members use various tools to analyse and find the root cause of the problem, and use a tool that targets them well. Only so can a victim receive adequate and accurate help.
Registry is a complicated part of the computer system, something that shouldn't be tampered with without full knowledge of what it does. Like admin pointed out, backing up registry is a very crucial step that must be done before doing anything to the registry, every malware trainee is taught that in GeekU. People that have not gone through training won't know of such precautions, and it's very likely that they make an error and mess up the whole system.
Geekstogo is a prestigious forum that offer help to numerous users each day, the staff here cannot allow such incomplete and untrained advice going on, not because they don't want the users to get help quickly, but because they cannot allow any chances for mistakes that messes up a victim's computer.
Edited by Ltangelic, 11 September 2008 - 07:30 AM.