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by stylinbag / January 21, 2005 8:14 PM PST

i downloaded microsoft anti spyware and this seemed to fix a lot of my problems. it found quite alot of bugs that were spoiling my registry keys etc. anyway, now im getting an end program msg when i disconnect from dial up. my pointer stalls and so do some of my programs including explorer. any help would be much appreciated.
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Do you know
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 21, 2005 8:16 PM PST
In reply to: end program msg

which program is trying to end?

When you get the message, click CTRL+ALT+DEL to bring up the Windows Task Manager and in the Applications tab see what programs are running and whether they are "not responding".

Mark

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it isnt responding
by stylinbag / January 21, 2005 8:33 PM PST
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the reason i disconnect is cos the connection is running extremely slow. so i disconnect in order to reconnect. the end program says that the program is not responding but then the dialup box closes. i have a compaq presario 2500. it runs slow and behind sometimes.

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But which
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 21, 2005 8:36 PM PST
In reply to: it isnt responding

program is not responding?

Other steps;

What anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-adware and firewall do you have?

Perhaps you should update all of your anti-malware programs and run a complete scan of your system with each.

Mark

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when disconnecting, it takes forever to do this
by stylinbag / January 21, 2005 8:39 PM PST
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and finally the end program box comes up. im running microsoft antispyware, avast antivirus.

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You need more than what
by roddy32 / January 21, 2005 9:55 PM PST

you have for spyware/adware protection. It sounds like you are still infected. Besides what you already have you should use these, both to determine what you are infected with and also for future protection. Once you are all cleaned up, more than likely your other problems will be gone. You will probably have to clean system restore too.

Spybot S&D (download, check for updates, read the tutorial and scan often, it also does some blocking)
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html

SpywareBlaster (a blocker only, download it, check for updates, enable it and leave it alone except for checking for updates occasionally)
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html


SpywareGuard (similiar to SpywareBlaster but works in a different way and does not update as often for that reason.
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html

Ad-Aware SE (a scanner, download, check for updates, read the directions and scan.
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

cwshredder (stand alone unit)(another small scanner for certain things, ALL other windows should be closed)
http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshredder_download.html

Also do an online scan at one or all of these.
On the first one, make sure you checkmark the box that says "autoclean"

Housecall (using IE with Active-X)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

Housecall (all browsers using java)
http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/enterprise/products/housecall_launch.php

PandaActivescan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm

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