Posted 01 January 2008 - 03:31 PM
I've been cleaning up a laptop that had adware / spyware / trojans. Got most everything cleaned out, but Task Manager shows "AOL Saved PFC" under running applications. I cannot figure out how to get rid of it. I have searched the hard drive for any AOL file or folder and deleted them, but this item still shows up in Task Manager at each boot. I end the application and it comes right back. I tried using MSCONFIG but then got a different message at each start up. Want machine to come up clean since user is a novice.
This machine was purchased refurbished. Previous user obviously used AOL, but current user never has. I'm not a complete beginner, but not an expert either. So if I need to poke around in the registry, I need to know exactly where. Thanks so much for any help.