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rrdorogi

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Hello, I hope someone can help me figure out how to resolve this problem. I have windows 98 on my system with plenty of memory as we recently upgraded our memory capacity and my programs should be running very fast, but are'nt. A friend of mine recommended the adaware program to debug any left over internet trash and when we run it, it locates 364 items that need to be removed. When I remove these items the computer runs very very fast until i click on ie or navigator. When i try to access either of these browsers it tells me the internet server is not available, although, i am connected to the internet via earthlink.net. In order to have access to a very very slow internet I have to use the go back feature on my gateway essential which takes the computer back to a safe time (a time before running the adaware). I did call earthlink about this and they can find no problems and recommended i use the system restoration cd that came with the computer to reload? the original software. The cd is cracked and unusable. Please help????
 
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Are you running an UP TO DATE virus program? I would first suggest going to this link from RollinRog and download Stinger, http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html
or do one of the online scans. Once that is done, use AdAware and SpyBot Search and Destroy to clean the system. Let us know what you find.
PS: after getting either spybot or adaware, update the program before you run them. Stinger will be the latest version.

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WhitPhil

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Try running Spybot instead.

There are some spyware that muck with the winsock settings, and in the past AdAware has had trouble with these and has left machines in a non connectable state. It would appear that they still have that problem.

As well, download Lspfix which could also correct the winsock settings for you, without using GoBack.
 
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There are some programs it is still best to remove manually prior to using Ad-Aware or Spybot. Let us see what is currently installed and we will let you know what "pre-cleaning" can be done to lessen the likelihood of the same thing happening.

Unzip Hijackthis to a permanent folder, run it and select "scan". Then save the scanlog and copy/paste the results here.

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
 
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