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[Referred]Why Win98 PC attratcs many Critical Objects

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Lately, I noticed that Ad-aware has frequently identified from my Win98 PC about 30+ Critical Objects after each sweep, and some of them like 3721 are reliable repeaters. Wondering why the Win98 PC which is only used sparely and has very limited time exposure on line would attract those objects?

Yet, in contrast, on my other XP PC, which is used extensively daily on line, Ad-aware has not found problems : only those Negligible Objects.

Both are running Personal SE Build 1.06r1 with updated definition file.

I am wondering whether those objects found on the Win98 PC actually generated by some programs inside the PC that would automatically re-generate themselves after each Ad-Aware sweep/removal operation? Or something worse?
If so, how to detect/root out those items? And to Prevent them from being installed/run?

Edited by LiCal, 05 July 2005 - 03:58 AM.

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Please follow the instructions located in Step Five: Posting a Hijack This Log. Post your HJT log as a reply to this thread, which has been relocated to the Malware Removal Forum for providing you with further assistance.

Kindly note that it is very busy in the Malware Removal Forum, so there may be a delay in receiving a reply. Please also note that HJT logfiles are reviewed on a first come/first served basis.
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