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Registry Files & Key Strokes


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#1 mandrake sun

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 03:20 PM

Mandrake Sun here,
I would like to know how you find out if my key strokes are being monitered, I would also like to know if my computers registry files are up to date. Does the computer have it's own way of discarding files that are no longer needed or have the potential to slow the performance of my computer. I have AVG, spy-bot, & Zone-alarm as Anti-virus & spyware protection. My computer is a Great quality product from "fries computer store". I have never had a real problem with my computer however, I did admitedly visit a porn site and I am not sure how many of those cookies where put on my computer. No more of that type of behaviour. I want to get rid of things that may have an effect on the performance of my computer.


Thank you in advance for your help
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Posted 24 July 2007 - 04:06 PM

IMHO Sypbot''s losing its edge. I prefer AVG Free anti-spyware Stay away from registry cleaners unless you fully understand what you're doing. Do some reading in the malware forum. If you're that worried, visit the HijackThis forum
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Posted 25 July 2007 - 05:29 AM

Run the anti-spyware suggested by garmanma to check for keyloggers (a double check is always a good idea).
You can also scan your system online using one of these free scanners:

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 12:40 PM

Hi Mandrake Sun, to answer your other questions:

The Registry is always kept up to date by the operating system and installed applications. It is simply a repository for the OS's and applications' configuration settings.

The existance of unneeded files will not slow the operation of your computer unless the hard drive is so filled that the OS doesn't have enough "room" to run normally. Nowadays, hard drives are so large that this doesn't usually happen on its own.




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