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dshahen

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You seem to ask alot about what's in the start up program. I am a total computer newbie and will see if you can help me. Turning pages in email very slow, clicking on links to go to sites very, very slow. Here is a copy of my start up program, Can you please help?

Yahoo! Pager
ScanRegistry
SystemTray
LoadPowerProfile
PCIMODEM
AtiPTA
LexmarkPrinTray
$EnterNet
RealTray Registry
LoadPowerProfile
ATIPOLAB Registry

I have DSL service. And a fairly fast computer. The computer itself runs fast, only internet is slow.
 
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Yes we do...lol Now where did you get this list?

My advice is go to housecalls & run the free online virus scanner.
Click here to do so!

for a free virus scanner you can add to your system... go get AVG. Click here to download AVG

and to protect yourself from hackers etc... Get Zone Alarm
Click here the free version is fine


then there is spyware ... go get Ad-Aware
Click here to download it


this should get you in pretty good shape



Savvy :)
 

dshahen

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I followed your directions to someone else. I went to run msinfo32, then startup programs. Is that the information you need. I also seem to have a lot of running programs do you want that info as well? Gees hope I can find it again. I ran a scan(which I usually do weekly) and found no viruses. I have adaware and use it daily. Have that stupid Web3000 but can't figure out where it came from unless its from Gator. But your directions to remove Web3000 are overwhelming.
 
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Just look at what I put in the above reply...then when you are finished come back here & let me know if its better or not. ok?

Savvy :)
 
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Hi dshahen,
First go to start, run, type in msconfig then hit ok. Click on startup tab, uncheck these : Yahoo pager, Lexmark tray, Realtray. Do these then hit apply, then ok. Reboot. Then delete your temp internet files. Go to Start, settings, controlpanel, internet options. Click on delete files.
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Just popping in, but have you managed to get rid of Web3000 fully? You have to remove the host program before you use AddAware to remove the spyware content. I'm hoping that you have done this.

eddie
 

dshahen

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TW56-did all you suggested, now will see what happens.
to the Web3000 suggestion, I don't know where it came from or how to get rid of it. I have Gator if you think that might be the host, but don't want to get rid of Gator. Don't know what tweaking is or how to do it, but i'll try if the directions are easy enought. I really appreciate all the help.
 

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<A HREF="http://www.roboform.com/?tag=ex.dl.10059-601-2409576.dir.manu">RoboForm </A> is an excellent replacement for Gator.

It's smarter, contains no spyware, and even imports Gator data.

You can't lose!

Good luck,
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Gator is spyware. There is another program that is free from spyware, which does the same thing. KeyWallet:

http://www.keywallet.com

It has strong encryption to safegaurd your passwords and is fairly user friendly and is completely spyware free.

Now, for Web3000, if you don't remove the host program, a program that you may have downloaded, it can cause some problems in the future.

Tony, see that you've replied. Oh, well, forgot about that one. :p

eddie
 
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Any idea what this is?

$EnterNet

Program names with dollar signs at the beginning make me suspicious. Can you connect with it unchecked in msconfig?
 

dshahen

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I removed Gator and replaced with Roboform.
I don't know how to remove Web3000 as I do not know the host.
I don't know what $enternet means but will try unchecking it and seeing what happens.
So far still slow.
 

dshahen

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$enternet is from my DSL provider, I unchecked it and all that happens is my DSL does not log on automatically. Now I'll see if all this makes it any faster.
 
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