Giant Antispyware scan freezes.

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My giant antispyware scans files, folders, cookies, etc... When I run a scan it freezes once it gets to scanning cookies. It never did that before & now all of a sudden it does. I was in my documents & files & other stuff like that eraseing some cookies. Is it some thing I did? Did I erase an impotant cookie? Or is it just coincidence & my giant antispyware program is just screwed up? & how can I fix it?
 
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I beleive Giant is now owned by microsoft and is known as windows defender now. I would suggest first move to uninstall this old giant utility and load defender.
 

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Is there anything I can do besides paying for a new or an updated spyware? Can I just fix what I have now?
 
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Windows Defender is free (if you have a valid copy of XP or later).
 
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SAS is free for its scanner. For a full on shield you need to buy it. As for giant. I would just say if you wanna keep it just get windows defender and be done with it.
 

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So no one knows how I can fix what I have? The scan freezes at " Scanning Registry : HKEY_USERS\s-1-5-18\software\netscape\netscape navigator\user trusted "
 
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The reason i am saying update the software is because the bug may have been fixed in the newer version which works just as well as the old one. And this may fix the problem and give you more up to date software which will detect more problems than an outdated program will.
 
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Another reason to update your software is that more threats will have been detected since your last probable update and so your chances of catching and eradicating spyware will be greater.

One note though, Defender is only compatible on windows xp service pack 2 and greater I believe.
What is your pc running now?
To find out you can right click on "my computer" and click properties.
The window that pops up should should you what your operating system is and what service pack level you are at.
Here is the link to Windows Defender download site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...-AFA4-F7F14E605A0D&displaylang=en&mg_id=10134

I'm not too sure how to shorten that up sorry.

Please note. It is advised on this site to use more than one anti spyware / malware program as each has its strengths.
My list of programs that I use is:
Windows defender, Spybot Search and Destroy, Lavasoft Adaware SE personal, AVG Antispyware, Super AntiSpyware,
I also run Avast! antivirus software on top of that as well as a firewall from Sunbelt (kerio)
Also check this forun thread for more helpful hints:
http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/603629-security-help-tools.html

Hope this helps you,good luck.
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