I'm new to the site, so please pardon if my format's off.
I'm using a shared computer, and unfortunately it's in sad order; it's been having recent memory difficulties, and obviously suffers from far too many downloaded files and programs [I see the file sharing programs Limewire, BitTorrent, Soulseek at a glance]. The computer runs slowly, and I'm convinced it's not entirely because of a deficiency of space, as anti-virus programs keep turning up positive results (I'm using mainly free versions of the programs, so they'll reveal that there's a problem, yet be unable to fix it).
Ideally, I'd like to avoid deleting others' files and programs, although it is always a last chance option [and will have to be done eventually] to scour the computer for excess files.
I don't know if I'm approaching this the right way, but I'm trying to 'clear' one anti-viral/spyware/etc program at a time, starting with Ad Aware 2007 (the free version [V 18.104.22.168, I believe]). It identified and removed a number of problems (somewhere around the order of 350 were identified).
However, "VX2" keeps rešppearing under the search results even after being deleted and listed as gone, detailed under "Registry Entry."
I looked on sites such as THIS
, but turned up none of the listed files in their "Manual Removal" (No "Blackstone", "IEHelper.dll", or "domlst.cch", and no specified file in the "Registry Editor").
I have tried rescanning, restarting, rescanning, restarting, and rescanning several times (then without intermittent restarts), but VX2 always turns up, despite appearing to complacently be deleted by the program.
I'm sure my computer has more pressing concerns, but it's stable at the moment. I'd appreciate any suggestions for removing this program if it indeed needs to be removed.