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HELP ME WITH WINFIXER PLEASE [RESOLVED]


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You guys are the best. I'm finally happy with my computer...I hate popups. As far as that spyware doctor goes, it looks registry entries with my e-mail smtp server. I don't think it matters, though. THANK YOU!!
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Your Welcome :tazz:
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Oh yeah, can you tell me how to make this my set point for a system restore??? I hope I didn't respond too late...
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Well lets just flush your old points and start new from here

Turn off System Restore.
  • On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click the System Restore tab.
  • Check Turn off System Restore.
  • Click Apply, and then click OK.

Reboot.


Turn ON System Restore.
  • On the Desktop, right-click My Computer.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click the System Restore tab.
  • UN-Check *Turn off System Restore*.
  • Click Apply, and then click OK.

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sweet...thanks....I don't think that I wanted to do that...it's using like 4.0 gig to backup my system....I only have a 20 gig hard drive. Should I even worry about system restore???? I don't really want to waste any space on that. What do you think?
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I would leave it on but you don't have to its just another step for safety reosons. 16 gig left isnt bad. I would take a little time and back up some files to disk that you dont need anymore(or just delete them) or maybe buy an external harddrive :tazz:
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OK, thank you for your help. You guys are the best!!!!! I have a feeling that I'll be back soon...viruses flock to me!
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LOL :tazz: :) We don't like repeat customers :)
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Congratulations

your system is clean :tazz:

The following is a list of tools and utilities that I like to suggest to people. This list is full of great tools and utilities to help you understand how you got infected and how to keep from getting infected again.
  • Spybot Search & Destroy - Uber powerful tool which can search and annhilate nasties that make it onto your system. Now with an Immunize section that will help prevent future infections.
  • AdAware - Another very powerful tool which searches and kills nasties that infect your system. AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy compliment each other very well.
  • SpywareBlaster - Great prevention tool to keep nasties from installing on your system.
  • SpywareGuard - Works as a Spyware "Shield" to protect your computer from getting malware in the first place.
  • IE-SpyAd - puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.
  • CleanUP! - Cleans temporary files from IE and Windows, empties the recycle bin and more. Great tool to help speed up your computer and knock out those nasties that like to reside in the temp folders.
  • Windows Updates - It is very important to make sure that both Internet Explorer and Windows are kept current with the latest critical security patches from Microsoft. To do this just start Internet Explorer and select Tools > Windows Update, and follow the online instructions from there.
  • Google Toolbar - Free google toolbar that allows you to use the powerful Google search engine from the bar, but also blocks pop up windows.
  • Trillian or Miranda-IM - These are Malware free Instant Messenger programs which allow you to connect to multiple IM services in one program! (AOL, Yahoo, ICQ, IRC, MSN)
To find out more information about how you got infected in the first place and some great guidelines to follow to prevent future infections you can read this article by Tony Klein
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

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