My 'puter runs XP Home with SP1 installed.
I recently installed a 30 day free trial of Webroot's Spy Sweeper.
Ever since, I have been plagued with a non-stop series of warnings from another application I run (SpySubtract). The warnings always take the form of
Warning! The following web browser settings have been changed: and the notations "IE Search Assistant URL (User)" and "IE Search Customization URL (User)" have been changed.
My concerns are:
1. Is there any way to determine what the legitimate settings for these changed items are? For clarification, have I inadvertantly allowed the change, and is IE now trying to return to the valid settings? Or, is an attempted hijack happening?
2. Is this a concern given that I only use IE to check for Windows Updates (my regular browsers are Firefox and Opera)?
3. How do I determine what has or is trying to change IE settings, and then delete it?
4. Is it possible that Webroot's Spy Sweeper is a rogue and changing the settings?
I run Hijack This and submit the logs to their site. The online analysis once showed a nasty. Other than that one inatance, a few unknowns appear like references to applications I have installed such as StickIt, PGP, Webshots, FreeRAM XP, Startup Mechanic, and the following entry relating to my Epson Stylus C80 printer:
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus C80 Series] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_A10IC2.EXE /P23 "EPSON Stylus C80 Series" /O5 "LPT1:" /M "Stylus C80"
Sorry to be sooooooo long winded but a summary of my concerns is:
1. This only happened after installing Spy Sweeper.
2. Yet it is SpySubtract that provides the warnings.
3. How do I stop these warnings?
Thanks very much in advance. If my plea should be in another Forum, please feel free to move it.
Edited by Lurkio, 14 April 2005 - 10:41 AM.