Spyware/Malware problem

  edenworkshops 11:47 11 Apr 2009
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Hello

My wife had been complaining that her PC was running slow, since the PC had never had a spyware scan I got a copy of spybot search & destroy and ran a scan.

The first thing that showed up was something from microsoft windows, forgive me but I dont remember the exact wording, it said something about over riding antivirus.

I double clicked the item and saw that it had caused a change in the registry.

I let the scan finish but all it found were 100 tracking cookies, pretty harmless suff I thought.

I felt pretty sure spybot would find a whole stack of stuff that might be responsible for the PC slowing down.

So why did it find nothing at all except for harmless(?) tracking cookies?

Thank you

Richard

  rawprawn 11:55 11 Apr 2009

So why did it find nothing at all except for harmless(?) tracking cookies?

Perhaps there was nothing else there. You could check using Malwarebytes click here
Also try running CCleaner
click here both clean and registry.

  edenworkshops 12:02 11 Apr 2009

Thank you for the links, I am trying them now.

Richard

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