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Spyware Popups Driving Me Crazy

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#1 Jim46


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Posted 20 February 2006 - 09:56 PM

I recently installed the newest version of MS Antispyware and immediately started getting a good 3-4 minutes of popup warnings, everything from "a change to the default user folders requires your approval" which upon selecting "block" because I don't know any better, requires me to reboot the computer, which, if I did it everytime, I would not get to open my computer.

I also get something that says "shell folder cookies has been blocked", this comes up sometimes a dozen times,

It didn't do this before the updated version of Antispyware... I'm thinking of just removing the program as there's no real protection anyways... I still get spam popups.

Any advice greatly appreciated...


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#2 acklan


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Posted 21 February 2006 - 07:06 AM

Could be it is catching spyware the old version was missing.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 10:27 PM

There is indeed worthwhile protection.

MS anti-spyware is now called Defender and offers real time protection that runs while your computer is on.

Deleting it would (in my opinion) be a big mistake.

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