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Tsadbot: Illegal Operation

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by oldfart80920, Nov 18, 2001.

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  1. oldfart80920

    oldfart80920 Thread Starter

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    When my old 486 dx2/66 starts up, it displays a "Performed an Illegal operation...." To get around it, I just close the screen and everything starts ok. It is getting to be a pain in the a__. I have no idea what Tsadbot is, what it does, or what. Is one of my programs that start up causing it? I found the program in one of the Windows directories, but hesitate to delete it because I don't know it's importance.

    Can someone tell me: What is Tsadbot? Is it essential? can I dump it alltogether? How can I get around this problem?

    Thanks.

    oldfart80920
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  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi,

    Tsadbot is spyware, part of TimeSink: http://www.cexx.org/tsadbot.htm

    Do this: Download <A HREF="http://www.lavasoftusa.com/index.html">Ad-Aware</A> , have it scan your drives and registry, check all found spyware references, click 'Continue' and have Ad-Aware remove them.

    Good luck,
     
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    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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