You can delete the unlegacy iconHide Files :
Open My Computer
Select the Tools
menu and click Folder Options
Select the View Tab
Under the Hidden files and folders heading unselect Show hidden files and folders
Check the Hide protected operating system files
Click Yes to confirm.
Is everything running ok now ??
color=purple]Here are a few tools that I recommend for protecting your system and keeping your system clean !!
[/color]Real Time PreventionSpywareBlaster
Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.
Consumes no system resources.
Download, run, check for updates, download updates, select all, protect against checked. All done. Check for updates every couple of weeks. If you have any errors running the program like a missing file see the link at the bottom of the javacool page.IESpyad
: This will add several hundred Restricted Sites to the Restricted site zone in IE.Cleaner:CCleaner
is a good app to clean out temp files, cookies, recent folder(win2000) and Prefetch folder(XP), etcSpyware Scanners:Ad-aware SE
Scans your system for spyware and other threatsa² Scanner
: Scans for Malware and Trojans on your system.Good Free Antivirus Programs:AVGAvast!NOTE:Remember always have just 1 antivirus program running at a time. Having more than one running causes a conflict between the programs !! You can use one as a backup to run manuallyWindows Update:
It's also very important to keep your system up to date to avoid unnecessary security risksWindows Update Firewalls:
If you have an "always on " internet connection, such as DSL or Cable, I recommend a Firewall
A firewall will make your pc invisible to the outside world and will filter the outgoing and incoming traffic on your pc.
For a good idea of how vulnerable your system(s) are go to GRC
Scroll down to "Shields Up"
Click on "Proceed"
Then click on "Common Ports"
to scan your ports.
2 very good Firewalls:Sygate ZoneAlarm These next steps are optional, but will provide the greatest protectionUse ANY browser besides Internet Explorer, almost every exploit is crafted to take advantage of an IE weakness. Alternative Browsers:FireFoxOperaSun's Java
. It's much more secure than Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine .
It's okay to delete the HijackThis folder if everything is working okay.Always keep your Antivirus & Spyware Removal Tools current with the latest definitions and updates !!Using these tools and keeping them updated will reduce the risk of future infections!!
Edited by Linkmaster, 30 October 2005 - 02:14 AM.