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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by dreamer1952, Aug 10, 2006.

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  1. dreamer1952

    dreamer1952 Thread Starter

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    I just want to know simply yes or no is AOUTL.Exe spyware or adware or a virus should I get rid of this ? I found it in my startup list it is checked but all it has in nothing beside the check then the command is AOUTL.Exe I have win.98
     
  2. junker39

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    dreamer, Welcome to TSG.
    The only thing I can find on AOUTL.exe is part of a sound card driver for an AOPEN sound card.
    Did you just notice this in your Startup or has it been there a while?
    I would think if you've got an AOPEN motherboard or sound card, this will be fine.
    Others may know more about it. Good luck.
     
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    do a scan 2 make sure your not infected...
     
  4. flavallee

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    Part of your regular computer maintenance should be to do a scan with spyware detection-and-removal utilities at least once a week, especially if you spend a lot of time online and if you visit dubious sites.

    Go to the "spyware tools" section at www.majorgeeks.com and download and install:

    Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06

    Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4


    After they've been installed, use their update function to install all updates that are available for them. After they've been updated, run a full system scan with Ad-Aware, select and fix everything it finds, run a scan with Spybot, select and fix everything in red it finds, then restart your computer.

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    You didn't mention if you have a full-time antivirus program installed and running in the background.

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