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pomarni

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I have an XP on a 32-byte whatever one one partition and a Windows 98 16-byte whatever on the second partition. Just going thru my drives I notice there is a "winsockxpfix.exe sitting on the Windows98 drive. I have checked the Net to know what it does. But I have two questions: (1) what put an XP internet recovery tool in my Win98 since this was not intentionally done by me and (2) what particular adware/spyware affects the internet access files? Thanks in advance.

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1. If you didn't put it there then don't use it...delete it.
2. A lot (too many too mention) of different downloaded adware/spyware could potentially change your browser settings.

Winsockfix is a great proggie for getting browser settings back to normal but I don't believe I'd use one that I didn't download....Too easy now-a-days to get malicious proggies that bear the name of a legimate proggie.....
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Thanks alot yardguard - and the speed of the reply! Many many thanks.
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Edited by pomarni, 19 August 2005 - 04:27 AM.

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