When I run Noadware v 5, to scan my pc, two threats appear. They are itemised as 'Content Watch' and are located in c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\File and ditto \All Users\Directory .They are both classified as 'Severe' (in red). The programme tells me it must reboot the pc in order to remove items. after the reboot, if I rescan the items are shown again. It has been suggested that system restore is causing this and that I should purge it. Is this good advice? If yes, how do I proceed. If not, what next? I'm running xp. Thanks in anticipation
It is quite possible that the nasties are hiding in system restore. However before purging that, try scanning, and deleting the problems using Safe Mode ( keep tapping F8 when booting to get into safe mode)
Hi everyone. tried several of the suggestions, both rawprawn's give 'no problems' results whilst noadware still shows the two severe risk files. in order to clear them, or even to switch off having denied clearing, the programme automatically re-starts the pc, this then must allow system restore to re-load the two files. When I select 'turn off sys restore' I am warned that all restore files will be cleared. In other words I will purge them. As I paid for the Noadware programme I want to be sure that it is at fault before considering getting rid of it. It seems that purging the sys restore files is the only way to find out. what precautions (if any) should I take first?
NoAdware has a very bad reputation - until last year it was considered to be a rogue anti-spyware program but it is now considered to be "passable". However, it still throws up false positives frequently, and these may be just that.
As mfletch says they are not reported as being in in your system restore files, so I would just run the programs as advised above for your peace of mind.