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Old 8 Jun 2006, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default Fake XP errors (maybe not)?



I get these a lot now when in the middle of doing something such as making a Word document. I don't think this is a legitimate XP error, is it? Or is it spyware?
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Old 8 Jun 2006, 12:44 PM   #2
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Old 8 Jun 2006, 12:55 PM   #3
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Shortest answer ever

So, how would I go about fixing this... I tried to delete a folder and got like 5 of those in a row.
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Old 8 Jun 2006, 01:04 PM   #4
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virus scan, spam scan, malware scan etc. All in safe mode of course.

Oh and it would really make me nervous if the "send report" button worked. I shudder to think what it could send.
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Old 8 Jun 2006, 01:14 PM   #5
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limewire strikes again
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Old 8 Jun 2006, 01:20 PM   #6
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i've heard limewire is full of bad crap, get rid of that stuff. i'd re-format the whole thing too. your pc must be a big mess.
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Old 8 Jun 2006, 01:26 PM   #7
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boot to windows cd and delete partition, works everytime
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Old 8 Jun 2006, 01:34 PM   #8
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Is this the same computer with the multiple iexplore problem?

That friend of mine that had that same problem, had the Geek Squad
wipe her drive and start all over again.

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drf some advice: clean install, good firewall, stay away from p2p
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Old 9 Jun 2006, 12:10 AM   #10
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Actually, LimeWire is like guaranteed spyware-free, that's why Download.com has links to it

@Chewy I have used the method of reformatting for the past year or so, works fine, but the problem for me is backup. I have like 150GB of files... how many packs of DVD-R's is that?

@uufta, did the reformat fix that "ghost IE window" problem?

@anon, the only firewall I have is Windows Firewall... I am too poor to buy one, unless there is some decent free firewall. I used to use McAfee, but it got screwed up on me so I switched to AVG.
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drf,
I always partitiom my hard drive into a system and data partition, if for some reason I need to reinstall windows from scratch then I just delete the c partition or format, depending upon how concerned I am with problem.
Data stays intact on my data partition, however a lot of viruses overwrite certain install files saved on the data partition. Limewire the program is safe,
it's what you download that's not safe. Why do you think it warns you when you download an executable?
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ok. I'm going to suggest 2 Microsoft products. Can't believe I'm doing this,
But I suggest Windows Defender (Beta 2). &
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@Chewy last time I downloaded an EXE was like a year ago. I just get TV shows and music videos mainly... the stuff that's actually legal

@wlnelson I will try it when I get home
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Yes DRF, the clean wipe and re-install took care of her problems, all they told her is that she had a couple different viruses, my guess is they took the easier route, rather than trying to remove the bugs, she lost a lot of data files, but learned some lessons, I hope.
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Hmm OK, so here's the question... what to put on my 60GB drive and what to burn.
And how many DVD-R's I will need, LOL
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