registry porn

March 13, 2005 at 05:39:28
Specs: xp, 2.6gig--512 ram

I downloaded a utility program from the net and was browsing thru the registry..Its full of casino stuff and porno crap. I started deleting from the registry but when I reboot its still there. I'm not familiar with XP (just got it) I have a OEM disk but not sure what to do. I don't have all my info installed yet so I want to clean up this mess first Thanks


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#1
March 13, 2005 at 05:47:55

Try this registry cleaner
REG CLEANER
Also boot into safe mode and run adawareSe
ADAWARE SE

" IF IT AINT BROKE - LEAVE IT ALONE "


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#2
March 13, 2005 at 07:08:29

Your not trying to delete your Restricted Sites listing's are you? You don't want to do that!

Go to TOOLS\INTERNET OPTIONS\SECURITY\RESTRICTED SITES and click on SITES.

You will find a list that might look familiar.

Ocala


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#3
March 13, 2005 at 07:10:25

After you do that, if they are still there in the registry try deleting them again, but this time after deleting turn off system restore and reboot Then turn system restore on again,

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#4
March 13, 2005 at 07:29:36

First off, what "Utility Program" did you use to look at this? Is it possible you downloaded a utility program laced with malware? Probably not, but a possibility. If that is not the case, is the PC brand new, or is it secondhand? If it was brand new, chances are that theu utility was laced. If it's secondhand or has been used before on a regular basis, it's possible you got something installed. Try the following...

1. Run CWShredder from www.merijn.org and see if that does anything.

2. Run AdAware in Reg and Safe Mode.

3. Run MSFT Anti-Spyware from www.microsoft.com/athome/security

4. Check the browser for add ons in XP SP2 - Tools > Manage Add - Ons > Currnently In Use Add-Ons. See if any look suspicious, and Google them.

5. Check your Startup List. Start>Run?msconfig>Startup. Then double check this with MSFT Anti-Spy you DLed Earlier (System Explorers Tab)

See if that works at all.

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#5
March 13, 2005 at 07:53:45

I think the problem of deletion is that I didn't turn off "restore" and maybe it keeps restoring the problem...going to try that and see if it works. tried Adware and the others and didn't work...The program I downloaded is a good one but the site I got it from is questionable

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#6
March 13, 2005 at 11:39:58

I think some programs like Spybot S&D or some other program place these entries in the registry as reference to things it blocks for you under internet settings or something like that. I'd have to check and see where exactly.

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