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Forum: System Security 21 Jan 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,455
Posted By SarasotaSlim
Maybe you're a bit confused? I didn't mean...

Maybe you're a bit confused?

I didn't mean that this phony CLONE of the real AntiVir had a website.

I meant the REAL AntiVir website.

[I'd never heard of 'AntiVir' until the spyware attack,...
Forum: System Security 20 Jan 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,455
Posted By SarasotaSlim
I finally solved it. I'm strongly suspecting...

I finally solved it.

I'm strongly suspecting that it is not the legit product, but some sort of a spoof equiv.

At any rate, what I did was MANUALLY navigate into ..\program files\ and found an...
Forum: System Security 20 Jan 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,455
Posted By SarasotaSlim
Thanks. EDIT: [Carolyn: Nope, looked at...

Thanks.

EDIT: [Carolyn: Nope, looked at that...that seems to be (another) tool to remove
viruses, not a tool to remove the removal tool itself. ["Who's on first?"]

To 'Avira': One should NOT...
Forum: System Security 20 Jan 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,455
Posted By SarasotaSlim
Makes sense...was going to replace it with Avast...

Makes sense...was going to replace it with Avast anyway.:D

Are you saying that AntiVir is itself spyware, rather than legit anti-spyware?
Their website looked legit, but looks of course can be...
Forum: System Security 20 Jan 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,455
Posted By SarasotaSlim
[SOLVED:]On Win-XP, how to REMOVE 'AntiVir'?

On a friend's PC w/Win-XP/SP2, they have an 'AntiVir' program installed, but it's
wedged the machine, apparently trying to clear some spyware.

So, I booted up in 'safe mode w/ networking', and...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 03 Jan 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 12,132
Posted By SarasotaSlim
Ok, that answers it. I'll just install again,...

Ok, that answers it. I'll just install again, as the other user.

(Leave it to Google, to break with past traditions. In my view, they should be
throwing up a popup during install, stating that...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 03 Jan 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 12,132
Posted By SarasotaSlim
Google Chrome usable by only ONE user

On this laptop's Win-7 system, I have two (both privileged) user-accts.

While logged in as one user, I installed Google's Chrome browser. It
put itself in the menu-system, so it can be started...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jan 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 33,350
Posted By SarasotaSlim
@Jonathan_King: Cool...selecting just...

@Jonathan_King:

Cool...selecting just messenger from those others in Live Essentials, to remove from
the system, did the trick.

Thanks!

As to the path to the system-wide startup, that just...
Forum: Software 03 Jan 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 7,803
Posted By SarasotaSlim
Clearly, I'm missing something. So, I gotta...

Clearly, I'm missing something.

So, I gotta go APPLY for an ID for some crazy thing, so that I can sign in once,
just so I can then disable it (and then never use it again)?

No, I'm just...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jan 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 33,350
Posted By SarasotaSlim
@Dwarf: Ok, that was very helpful! I...

@Dwarf:

Ok, that was very helpful!

I got the files,folders,drive unhidden.
And, I got the 'per-user' startup folder defined as a desktop-shortcut.
[By default, that startup-folder says it's...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jan 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 33,350
Posted By SarasotaSlim
Where are startup-folders in Win-7?

On Win-XP, one could browse into both per-user and system-wide
'startup' folders, where the shortcuts lived that pointed to apps
that get auto-started when you login.

So, how do I do that on...
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