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Is there a program that will clean my Registry of Porn?


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#1 absolutelyangi

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:26 PM

Hi All,

Was wondering if there a program that will clean my Registry of Porn?
I have no clue how all those porn and sex and babe sites got in there.
I am the ONLY one that uses my computer.

The only reason I found them was when I was cleaning up after uninstalling that stupid Ask-Avery toolbar.

Any help would be truly appreciated. :-)

Thanks in advance,
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 06:09 AM

Hi Angi,

can you please tell use where in your registry you have found this list of sites?
Is the location similar to this one (or the same):
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains

If so can you please open Internet Explorer, click onto Tools and select internet options. In the window that opens click on the security tab and select the restricted sites icon. There should be a button Sites showing. Click on it, do the sites you have found in the registry appear in that list?

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:16 AM

Yes to both of your questions.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:54 AM

Hi,

this is a security feature. a program, I am guessing Spybot, added all its known bad sites under restricted sites so that code from those sites can not be automatically executed or accessed by programs in an effort to make your PC more secure.
Basically when a website is added to that registry key, it says that the website will not have the same rights as normal websites have. The permissions can be more permissive or restrictive as the ones that are currently applied as a default. When the sites are listed in the restricted sites area, it means that they are considered bad and not allowed to do things that normal default webpage would be allowed to do.

You can simply remove those by deleting all entries from "restricted sites" but that would actually allow those sites more freedom on your PC, should they be accessed, as they currently have now.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:59 AM

Yes, I once used Spybot, but when I got Kaspersky everyone told me I didn't need spybot anymore, so I uninstalled it...
I have purchased MalwareBytes, but it doesn't take care of spyware. Should I get Spybot again?

I'm lost...

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:22 AM

Hi,

what makes you say that Malwarebytes isn't taking care of spyware? Malwarebytes is one of the best programs out there at the moment to fight adware, spyware and rogues.

The list of entries you have found are a leftover from the time you had spybot installed. It did not remove the list when you uninstalled it.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:41 AM

So, I need to delete the list? Then run Malwarebytes. Should Irun it daily? I've only been running it once a week.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:03 AM

Hello,

There is no need to remove that list - it protects you from those sites. Essentially, that list is saying: These are bad sites, don't let them do anything.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:31 AM

Hi Orange Blossom,

So I won't delete them.

Next queston: How often should I run MalwareBytes?

Angi

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:18 PM

I would reinstall Spybot as it is constantly being updated with bad sites and just use it for its Immunization feature.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:17 PM

Ok, gonna re-intall Spybot.

No one has answered me yet about how often I should run MalwareBytes...

BTW: I am using Kaspersky Internet Security 2010, wonder why it won't take care of EVERYTHING... *sigh*

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:18 PM

I run mine once every 2 weeks or so to make sure I have nothing in hiding.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:20 PM

Do you have the protection module enabled?

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:25 PM

I dont have the paid for version.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:26 PM

Apparently I'll buy anything... LOL!

One last question... I also bought Registry Booster, haven't used it yet, any opionions about it?

Angi




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