MessageCarl, you may want to check out SpyBot as well, it sometimes finds thing that Ad-Aware doesn't. http://snurl.com/kr7 To check to see if a program is Spyware before you d/l & install, look here: http://www.spychecker.com/ They may not have it in their database & it could be spyware, but if it is in the database could save you some grief later. Martha Martha's Web http://www.keyboardpower.com ----- Original Message ----- From: Carl To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 4:55 AM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Internet Explorer will not open Hi Vic, I must have read the same report about Ad-Aware because for a long time I refused to use it. Several people on this list and some other lists suggested Ad-Aware might solve my problem. I did not believe them. I was wrong. When I ran Ad-Aware I was at the point where I had almost decided to format my harddrive and start over. So, when I ran Ad-Aware and it identified 142 registry keys and files and folders as being spyware, I deleted ALL; every single one. And it worked. It fixed my problem. For the past year or so I have been very faithful to check for anti-virus programs upgrades on a daily basis to prevent the bugs from entering my unit; little did I know that spyware was just as dangerous. Carl :-) ----- Original Message ----- From: Victor Firestone To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 2:43 AM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Internet Explorer will not open Speaking of AdAware Take care and make sure you back everything up, I have heard from reliable sources that the latest version of Adaware - ver. 6 - is very aggressive and sometimes cleans a bit too much. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TTFN – Vic "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Eric Skeen Sent: Friday, 28 February, 2003 21:00 To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Carl, You want to get rid of NEWDOTNET, it's a baddie... Adaware should pick it up.