Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by eptaylor

  1. At times I advise on several Antispyware forums, but I am definitely NO HijackThis Expert . What antispyware programs do you have and have you sought advise in their HijackThis forum(s) ? These experts can spot problems not obvious to the rest of us . You may want to consider asking the Microsoft MVPs ( Most Valuable Professionals ) on the forums at www.aumha.net !?
  2. Have you tried the AVG "subforum" on the forums at www.castlecops.com for advice ? I prefer Avast ( www.avast.com ) to AntiVir .
  3. On my XP SP1 machine, I have turned OFF "Automatic Updates", since I want to "review" each one. I have subscribed to Microsoft's newsletter that gives details about each of the updates & when they are released. I go to the microsoft site to get the updates; there has been recent news that 1 or 2 of the recent updates may cause problems !? There is quite a discussion of this by Microsoft MVPs ( Most Valuable Professionals ) on the forums at www.aumha.net .
  4. I have been using Sygate Personal Firewall 5.6 & the latest version of Avast for months without any problems. Has your HijackThis log been reviewed by a HijackThis Expert on the forum of your Antispyware program ? And have you tried "Ewido", available at www.ewido.net/en ? This program "specializes" in detecting & removing trojans, worms, dialers, etc .
  5. As a novice registry cleaner user, I use the free "evaluation copy" of Registry First Aid from www.rosecitysoftware.com . This "copy" will only let "Safe" items it finds be deleted, and only a maximum of 11 entries per scan, which can go quite quickly if you use the "Back" button after each scan. When a scan starts, select "View by Safety Level" and you will see how many "Safe" items it finds. I have used this product for several months and have no subsequent problems after allowing it to "clean" the "Safe" items, though I did select the "make a backup" option during installation. I delete the "backups" no sooner than 10 days later .
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.