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Do I Remove Scanregw If I Find It In C:\windows

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#1 Miki


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Posted 06 December 2005 - 05:11 PM

I have been getting mixed messages about wether I should remove scanregw...
The start up is slow so I checked what was running found scanregw then did a search for it and found it in windows...
Some say this is an important windows file, others say it is a worm... Neither my mcafee nor my spybot picked it up but my spybot says that spybot has been changed since it was installed and to check for malware and viruses because it never changes itself...
Do I delete the scanregw file in windows.. and is there a way to reverse the possible changes in spybot...

Thank you for your time


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Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:56 PM

No. Do not delete this file. Here is a link about the file.
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 04:26 AM

Maybe scanregw is slow because it is dealing with corruptions in the registry?
Do some basic maintenance:
(These instructions apply to Windows 95/98/98SE, other versions may not have the functions described)
  • Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
    Control Panel>Internet Settings. Tick the boxes under 'Temporary internet Files' for 'Delete Cookies' and 'Delete Files' and tick 'Delete all offline content' if asked.
    Empty the Recycle Bin.
  • Boot in Safe Mode and do a scandisk with the 'Thorough' and 'Fix' options checked.
    If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode
    How to find scandisk - double-click 'My Computer', right-click the C: drive then click 'Properties'.Under the 'Tools' tab click on Error Checker

  • When that's finished do a defrag.
    Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
    They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.

  • Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
    Double-click 'My Computer',right-click on your C: drive and select 'Properties'.

  • Reboot and see if there's any improvement.

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