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Active desktop recovery and pop ups

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Anonymous
March 28, 2005 12:49:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

The workstation having wind 2k boots up and throws active desktop recovery
screen immediately, and some explorer.exe exception in the winnt directory.
Clicking OK in that alert window starts throwing a lot of pop ups. Is it due
to spyware? I tried uninstalling the spyware even then it shows the pop ups
which makes the computer a nuisance for the user. Is there an effective
spyware removal tool I could use (if thats the problem)? or is it due to a
virus. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,

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MRT
Anonymous
April 1, 2005 2:10:17 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

Users are reporting pretty good results with the Microsoft AntiSpyware tool
even though it is a beta product. The link below is where to get it from. I
am not sure if that will fix the problem however. Using System File Checker
as in sfc /scannow or doing an in place upgrade of the operating system may
be other things to try though the in place upgrade would require that you
install the service pack first and then critical security updates after
done. Booting into safe mode is also worth a try. If that works, you have
some startup process causing the problem that could be a legitimate program
or unauthorized software/malware/parasite. --- Steve

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/softwa...

"mrt1" <mrt1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> The workstation having wind 2k boots up and throws active desktop recovery
> screen immediately, and some explorer.exe exception in the winnt
> directory.
> Clicking OK in that alert window starts throwing a lot of pop ups. Is it
> due
> to spyware? I tried uninstalling the spyware even then it shows the pop
> ups
> which makes the computer a nuisance for the user. Is there an effective
> spyware removal tool I could use (if thats the problem)? or is it due to a
> virus. Any help will be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> MRT
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