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Gator????

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Ihatebestbuy, Jan 14, 2002.

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  1. Ihatebestbuy

    Ihatebestbuy Thread Starter

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    Hi all,
    I was on my computer today when my zone alarm alerted me that gator was trying to access the web. Now I heard about gator from here, so naturally I clicked no. Next thin I know, gator is installed on my comp and running. I went to control panel, and uninstalled gator from there. I then ran ad aware and deleted all I found on that. Is there anything else I need to do? I dont want this program on my comp.

    Thanks for any help
    Chris
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    Ad-aware should be sufficient to clean the machine. Do you know what recent install Gator may have come in?
     
  3. Ihatebestbuy

    Ihatebestbuy Thread Starter

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    Rog,

    I have no idea how it got installed. I was surfing the net and wham it popped up, the last thing I tried to download was tweakU. I did the adaware, and then went and checked my startup listing and there was something for Gatorinfo in there. I unchecked it so it wont run on startup, so hopefully that took care of that.

    Chris
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    Hmm. In internet options > advanced, do you have "install on demand" checked or unchecked?

    To get rid of that clutter in msconfig>startup, run regedit and navigate to

    HKey_Local_Machine
    Software
    Microsoft
    Windows
    CurrentVersion

    Hightlight the RUN- key and right click and delete anything you have unchecked in msconfig and don't want to see any more of.
     
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