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#1 roseline77

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:43 AM

I have this annoying thing on my computer and i have done about everything but cant get rid of it.i did cleanmgr fron registry and it is still there. I try spyboot search and and destroy and when it gets to files\folder in the sub heading windows\temp\tmpe.txt ,IT freezes so are all other adware program that i have spy sweeper and others.I tried the add\remove from program file it comes back with a message unable to delete .At this point what can i do with it
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:36 PM

i did cleanmgr fron registry...

Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications. There are a number of them available and some are more safe than others. Keep in mind that no two registry cleaners work entirely the way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad" entry. One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause a problem when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system unbootable.

The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results". Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly can have disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use by those not familiar with the registry, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

MySearch, MyWay, MyWay Speedbar, MyWebSearch are search bars (toolbar) that integrates with Internet Explorer and all all owned by Ask Jeeves. MyWay and MyWebSearch were pre-installed on new Dell computers starting in November 2004. Read here.

If you are using a Dell Computer, please follow Dell's "My Way Search Assistant removal instructions".
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