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LithiumO2

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Ok. Well I downloaded this program called TizzleTalk, which is a mod for AIM. I used it for a few days as a joke on my friends. Anyway, I removed it a few days ago, but this one thing that came with it, called taar.exe keeps asking for internet access. I deny it's internet access, but somehow the proccess still runs. The only way I can stop the proccess is through task manager. Somehow I think this program has a lot to do with my recent high CPU usage, and since I am a gamer, it really ruins my gaming experience!!!
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Click start, run, type msconfig then press enter, then start up to look for it or anything to do with the programme there, remove tick if you see it and reboot, when it gets back to desktop choose do not start config when it loads.

Use search to look for tizzletalk files, remove them to the recycle bin, leave them there until you are sure the PC still runs.

Edited by Keith, 18 July 2005 - 10:18 AM.

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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Please go to the malware forum in my signature and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.

Murray

Just a quick addendum to Keith's post: If you use msconfig, when you boot your system you will get a message stating something like " You are using Selective Start-up".. Just ignore it for the time being as it will continue to do that until you clear your problem or you re-enable everything back in msconfig!!

Edited by Murray S., 18 July 2005 - 10:23 AM.

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