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coastalcruiser

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Hi, I've just downloaded LSPFix on my Windows 7 machine, but when I try to run it, I get an error message that says 'Winsock 2 Registry key (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Winsock2\Parameters) is missing or could not be accessed.
How do I get around this problem?
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mitch8

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Hi,

We don't use LSPFix that often in the forums anymore, other programs can take care of LSP entries. Why are you trying to use it?

Download OTL to your Desktop
  • Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
  • Click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
  • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
  • Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time and post them in your topic

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Can I download this on a separate machine, save it to a USB stick and then run it on the machine that needs sorting out? It's my partner's machine, and it seems to have acquired a number of different AV, spyware & other nasties loaded onto it, and I'm trying to clear them all out as they have started preventing access to the internet, and I think are also slowing the whole thing down. I saw a string on the forum that suggested that LSPFix would get out the parts that normal uninstall programs miss, so thought it would be the best tool for the job!
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That tool is is only for specific types of infections. Please run OTL from above. You can copy it over to a flash, just make sure you can save the logs it produces to your flash drive so you can post them here. Run the tool below on your clean computer to prevent a flash drive infection so you can safely use it on your infected computer.

On your clean computer download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs from here and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives including your mobile phone. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • Reboot your computer when done.

    Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you run it. Don't delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection.

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