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Essential tool for PC techies

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Murf, Mar 10, 2005.


  1. Murf

    Murf

    Mar 28, 2001
    Ireland
    Hi Guys/gals,
    As a pc maintenance techie person I'm regularly called out to service pc's with major spyware/malware problems (I am so buying a mac) and the standard "fix" is to use Lavasofts AdAware programme along with SpyBot Search & Destroy...the main problem I've come across with these tools is you have to DISABLE SYSTEM RESTORE, UNHIDE HIDDEN FILES/FOLDERS and then boot into SAFE MODE for them to work correctly. A major side effect of this is that certain trojans that Ad Aware fixes also knocks out your standard windows winsock protocols...so If any of you guys/gals have run these spyware fixer programmes and then find you can't connect to the internet..you need to run THIS programme......


    http://www.spychecker.com/program/winsockxpfix.html

    CAUTION..before using this make sure you back up your system registry..this fix is also ONLY XP compatible (works occasionally with win2000, but again make sure you back up your registry before implementing)

    this tool has saved me DAYS of headaches and "take pickaxe to pc" syndrome



    hope someone finds this info useful


    Murf