Posted 20 November 2005 - 02:43 AM
I went ahead for the first time and used file restore....It send the spy_bot to a zip file.
I don't understand. you had Spybot S&D installed on your system. Used it to delete some nasties including tangent game channel (I'm worried already) so you used file restore? Do you mean the Windows System Restore
utility? This would have uninstalled Spybot.
Download Spybot S&D and install it again. Update it.
There is a tutorial here on how best to use it - SpyBot S&D Tutorial
There may be a backup which you can access to restore your missing files. You will have to read throught he Spybot help.
I think you should double check to see if tangent is spyware free. They may give you fun games but they might be giving you more than that.
Follow these basic security procedures:
(some you already have)
Is your Anti-virus
program current and updated
? If not you can download a free anti-virus program here (US Link): AVG Free
When you have downloaded and installed it you need to go online to register it and update it. (It will probably prompt you to do this.)
Once you have installed AVG uninstall your old Anti-Virus software because you should only have one running on your system.
Do you have any anti-spyware
installed? If not download and update all
of the following:Reboot your computer in Safe Mode
and run the anti-virus scan and anti-spyware scans there.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode
See if that helps
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