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Sooky 47

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What do I do with these findings?
This is the first time running the program and I am nervous.
Thanks in advance
Lu

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TonyKlein

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If those are all the "red" items that SpyBot found, that's really extremely mild.

Have SB delete/fix all.

It backs up everything it removes as well, so there's not a single risk.
 

Sooky 47

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TonyKlein,

Ok, Thanks for the help, I don't know what to expect from this program, at all.
There are many items listed that are green and black but no check mark in the little box, do I do nothing with these?

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The red items are the ones you really want to get rid of. THey're the dialers, spyware, hijackers, and other nasties that you installed the program for in the first place.

The green items are just User tracks, recently viewed files, the history of visited sites, and the like.

Removing them cannot cause a problem.

It's just a question of how tidy and/or privacy conscious you are.
It's also a matter of personal taste: For example, I prefer to keep on to the logfiles, as I find them informative.

In such a case, you go to Excludes > Products > Tracks, and check 'Log'. That way they will be excluded from future searches, and they will never come up again.

SpyBot is very configurable.

The black items are Registry inconsistencies, and I'd advise you to leave those alone for the moment.

Here are some excellent instructions on how to install and run the program.

Also have a look at the FAQ, and at the How to... page
 

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TonyKlein,

Once again, thanks for the good info and speedy help, much appreciated !!!!

Lu:)
 
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