just downloaded and ran spybot s&d

  ©®@$? 11:19 20 Nov 2003
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and it has found about 7 reg files that are part of security fixes (critical updates)

saying that IE has a hole and it can be exploited with a code

now isn't that the hole point of critical updates, and why is spybot wantint to remove them?

i havn't removed them yet

  petersmyth1 11:52 20 Nov 2003

Check if they're duplicated ......

  The Spires 12:08 20 Nov 2003

I removed the 'Systems Internals' check from Spybot as I don't think it's very safe, it did remove a needed entry in Office once & it hasn't had the chance since. If you want your registry checking there are much better & safer products to do that. I have no problems with the rest of the Spybot checks whatsoever, & I wouldn't be without it. My brother had similar issues with the same part of the program & we found we had both removed it.

  Terrahawk 12:16 20 Nov 2003

dso exploits i would leave them alone
the same with media player

  leo49 12:19 20 Nov 2003

Heartily concur with The Spires - I wouldn't blindly trust Spybot to sort out anything other than it's primary purpose.

  johnnyrocker 12:21 20 Nov 2003

i have had no probs with it but if in doubt use click here just as effective.

johnny.

  ©®@$? 15:42 20 Nov 2003

sod it i'll just leave them be..

cheers people.

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