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Flrman1

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I am new to using spybot and am wondering if anyone can look at these and tell me what is safe to remove.
 

Flrman1

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This. Ita going to take me 4 posts to get it all on here (I guess) there is probably a way to get it all, but I do not know.
 

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TonyKlein

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The green items are ALL safe to remove.

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

Removing them cannot possibly cause a problem. And besides, SpyBot backs them up as well, so there's no risk at all.

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.
 

Flrman1

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Thanx Tony. I am being very cautious because a few months ago I started hearing about spybot here so I downloaded and installed it and the first time I ran it I had it to fix everything it found. Immediately after that I went to open my Quickbooks program ( the most important business related program I have on my PC) and it would not open and I had to reinstall it, fortunately I did not loose anything, but I assumed then and do now that spybot had removed something essential to quickbooks. I went back and tried the "recovery"of that action (prior to reinstalling quickbooks) and it did not fix quickbooks thus the subsequent reinstallation. Well after that experience I deciced to stick with Adaware so I uninstalled Spybot. Lately I have heard so much about how much better Spybot is that I have decided to try it again and stick with it this time until i get comfortable with it. I am a novice with the technical stuff so I need a lot of help. Thanx again for your help and all the other kind people I have encountered here. All of you have been a big help to me on more than one occasion.
 

TonyKlein

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You're welcome! :)

As nasties change and evolve all the time, and as some filenames are used by both legitimate applications and spyware, with any application of this kind there's always the off chance of a false positive, but they're certainly rare.

Cheers,
 

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FYI, I uncheck the cookies and the history lists when I use SpyBot. I don't really care about the history, and if you delete cookies, you frequently end up deleting saved passwords and the like. I have a separate cookie manager to retain just the cookies that I want, check out AnalogX for the cookie manager, and a lot of other neat free software. :)
 
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TonyKlein....
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So, when using SpyBot then,
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1 ... delete everything GREEN
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2 ... DO NOT TOUCH RED OR OTHER COLOR ITEMS!!
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3 ... ALWAYS UNCHECK Cookies so it will leave them alone (By the way - there was a thread where someone mentioned a cookie problem apparently caused by SpyBot where they couldn't get back onto various Board's ... Do u know how they fixed it?) and ALWAYS UNCHECK History list.
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What made me worry (again) is the problem flrman1 had having to reinstall a program....
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I use "WindowWasher4.7" (Registered version; a newer version's out now, which I'll see if i can get)
Would it be good idea to run it and Spider before SpyBot to clear cookies & the History lists?
 

TonyKlein

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Gary, I'm not going to discuss SpyBot with you any more, as there's simply no point to it.

You choose not to hear what people are telling you. It's the same thing over and over again.

I really believe you're just trolling.

Have a nice day.
 
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Tony.... My apologies, I certainly didn't mean to upset you or anyone else on the Board with my questions re SpyBot & other subjects.
I don't have access to much program/hardware info locally, & depend on TSG for about 90+% of my info on computers, & software.
I certainly have no intention of "trolling" and if I unintentionally gave that impression to you, or anyone else on TSG, I am sorry, it was unintentional in any way, shape, or form on my part...
 

TonyKlein

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Apology accepted, I think... :rolleyes:

We've been talking about this supposed cookie "issue" here, and at Spywareinfo.com, and I can assure you there isn't any.

Yet you keep going on about it.
You don't appear to take no, yes, or anything else for an answer.

It sure looks like a lot of misdirected energy....

About the Red items, they're the real baddies, and these need to be removed at ALL times.

What's so hard to understand about that?
 
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