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#1 Left the USA

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 04:27 PM

Hi, I am new to the forum. I live in Germany and have problems with my laptop. I cannot seem to get rid of the 'working offline' popups. I have gone through the instructions on regedit, to no avail. Also, my laptop takes forever to load and works very slowly. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:12 PM

There is every likelyhood you have spyware/adware on your hard drive. These will cause those popups as well as make your computer sluggish.
The first step towards correcting the problem is to download, install, and update both Ad-AwareSE as well as Spybot Search and Destroy, both free applications designed to find and eliminate this kind of malware.
For a more thorough discussion, and links to these two applications, you may read the following Tutorial with profit:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/understanding-spyware-browser-hijackers-and-dialers/

Post back if you still have problems after using these, and we can take further action.
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#3 Left the USA

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 01:16 PM

Thanks <john for the info. Maybe I misunderstood, but the spybot and AD Aware SE want me to register and pay for their programs. So which one do you suggest that I purchase. I already have registry mechanic and it doesn't help me, at all. Also, my laptop will not allow me to use defrag. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Thanks,

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 02:13 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer, Left the USA.

You don't have to register, or pay, to download these programs.
Did you click the link John provided?
Did you try to download Ad-Aware, and Spybot, from the links provided in the article?
If you were required to pay, you were at a bogus site.
Neither of these programs cost anything.
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Posted 23 January 2006 - 08:10 PM

:thumbsup: to BC! Left the USA.

Good Luck,
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