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#1 abbafan1972


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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:15 PM

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I have this file in my start up list, as it is associated with webshots. How do I remove this, as I gather it is spyware? Do I have to remove webshots completely?

Thanks in advance.
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#2 ThorXP


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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:21 PM

Hi Welcome to BC. Webshots is not spyware you will find it here = http://www.webshots.com/

If it is in your Startup folder just delete it. It is there so it will startup on booting the system, you can still run it separately if you want to. If you want to get rid of it just go to add/remove programs and uninstall it.

#3 Herk


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Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:32 PM

There are several versions of Launcher.exe. Some are spyware. Go here and type in the name, launcher.exe, and you'll see several things that use that filename.

Since Webshots used to include spyware, I have avoided them, though it seems they may have cleaned up their act. On the other hand, they can apparently slow down a computer considerably. See here.

Personally, I'd rather simply change my backgrounds on a regular basis, picking what I want to look at rather than having it done for me, but to each his own. :-)

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