Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

spyware in registry

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
May 28, 2004 1:02:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

A few weeks ago I loaded a spyware killer, Search &
Destroy. After running it a couple times I noticed that
at least two spyware programs appear in my registry. I do
not have a copy of my original registry. (I know now how
to and will make a copy of them if they can be restored)
Which leads to my question. Using the spykiller, can I
remove the spyware from the registry without causing a
problem? Can I reload the original registry from the
factory disks, someplace online, or would I have to do a
complete restoration? After I purchased this computer,
about two years ago, I did make an XP boot and XP startup
disk. Will they help? If anyone can help with
information, please do. Thanks. Gerald

More about : spyware registry

Anonymous
May 28, 2004 9:01:46 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Spybot Search & Destroy has a feature which will make backups of anything it
cleans/fixes, in case you don't like the results. Read the instructions for
the software. And no, you cannot get the "original" registry from the
factory disks. Forget the idea.

"Gerald" <ussjerryb@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:13f9501c44468$896ac560$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> A few weeks ago I loaded a spyware killer, Search &
> Destroy. After running it a couple times I noticed that
> at least two spyware programs appear in my registry. I do
> not have a copy of my original registry. (I know now how
> to and will make a copy of them if they can be restored)
> Which leads to my question. Using the spykiller, can I
> remove the spyware from the registry without causing a
> problem? Can I reload the original registry from the
> factory disks, someplace online, or would I have to do a
> complete restoration? After I purchased this computer,
> about two years ago, I did make an XP boot and XP startup
> disk. Will they help? If anyone can help with
> information, please do. Thanks. Gerald
!