Posted 14 February 2008 - 11:40 AM
For one I do not recommend using any sort of registry "fixing" utility. From my experience in IT, they do more damage than good. If you're worried about spyware/viruses, I recommend getting AVG free edition, they have both a free virus and spyware scanner that should take care of most nasty things, but for most malware these days it takes a bit of manual removal as well. I suggest a program called Autoruns, just google it. This will show you ALL of the crap that starts up with your system and where it's located. Really good tool for removing malware. If something looks weird just google the file name and you'll be able to find out if it's legit or not. Try AVG first and see if that takes care of your issue though, and don't trust 3rd party programs to mess with your registry - bad idea.