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WinFixer Reg. entry.

by Basil Hall / January 20, 2006 5:20 AM PST

Foolishly, and without researching the thing, I started to download WinFixer. I had second thoughts and stopped half way through, but obviously something had downloaded as Adaware cleaned out 2 WinFix objects. Checking HijackThis I found the following entry in 04 Start up.

Settings\Basil Hall\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\AQYRGCNH\WinFixer2005FreeInstall[1].exe'' -nag

HJT could not remove it, and although I believe there is nothing there to Start up, the thing annoys me (probably as it reminds me of my stupidity.

Anyone any ideas about the situation and how I can remove this annoyance.


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2 W.A.Gs maybe... Try Doing the HJT Thing From Safe Mode....
by tobeach / January 20, 2006 3:11 PM PST
In reply to: WinFixer Reg. entry.

in case that stops an ongoing activity designed to prevent removal. Possibly you could "rename" the entry ?
If you're comfortable in reg area, try a manual delete?
Winfixer is indeed a devil. Much can be read in search for Winfixer or Virtumundo. Funny thing, I think Roddy32 mentioned a removal tool at Winfixers' site ('tho I might be afraid to use it) As I said: Wild A** Guesses.
Good Luck! Happy

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(NT) (NT) Thanks tobeach. I'll try the Safemode first.
by Basil Hall / January 20, 2006 4:39 PM PST
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The Safemode startup ploy didn't work tobeach, but...
by Basil Hall / January 20, 2006 5:18 PM PST

I found the entry in System Startup in Spybot S&D, and having unchecked its box, it no longer shows on HJT.

Thanks for your input.

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Basil, you might find that
by roddy32 / January 20, 2006 8:38 PM PST
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ToBeach, you are thinking of
by roddy32 / January 20, 2006 8:43 PM PST

NewDotNet, NOT winfixer for a removal tool from the vendor's website.

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(NT) (NT) I Beleive You're Correct, Roddy! Near Senior Moment!
by tobeach / January 21, 2006 1:10 PM PST
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Basil, sorry I am coming late to the party.....
by Marianna Schmudlach / January 21, 2006 2:41 AM PST
In reply to: WinFixer Reg. entry.
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Thanks Roddy, I will have a look at CCleaner..
by Basil Hall / January 21, 2006 4:11 AM PST

Marianna, I Googled spyfixer after the horse had bolted, and also found it had been discussed in this forum before. I will try to read all the messages from now on, although the old memory isn't too good these days. Thank you for answering.

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Good luck Basil and
by roddy32 / January 21, 2006 4:24 AM PST

Marianna is the resident expert here just to let you know. Also, when googling, especially for spyware problems, you have to be very careful with the results that you click on and please never fall for the sponsored ads there, most are rogue programs. If you need any more help, just post back here and one of us will help you. Happy

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(NT) (NT) Hey, Roddy, I think your memory's going too. LOL
by Basil Hall / January 21, 2006 5:32 AM PST
In reply to: Good luck Basil and
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(NT) (NT) Wasn't sure if you were the same Basil or not. :)
by roddy32 / January 21, 2006 6:38 AM PST
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Roddy, I'm not sure either..
by Basil Hall / January 21, 2006 7:23 AM PST

just became an official old age pensioner and celebrated by doing something you though the old Basil was incapable of. Considering I have been on this forum for 3years I should not still be making the same mistakes.

The name may also have fooled you as I had to change it along with my password because, like Donna, I was denied access to cnet a while ago and had to modify everything to get back in.

Thanks for being there to help when we do silly things. That goes for all the Mods and contributors.

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I remember now that you had the
by roddy32 / January 21, 2006 7:27 AM PST

login problem the same time as Donna did Basil. We are all here for each other. Happy

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oh, oh, Roddy.....
by Marianna Schmudlach / January 21, 2006 8:03 AM PST

already memory problems, though you are still "so young" ? Devil

Hi Basil,

an official old age pensioner Wow - times flies by Shocked

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