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That was pretty much it. For someone who asked it was Comcast. I don't know what happened with the old modem, but I had to put a new one in. He basically looked over my computer trying to make it go faster and got rid of some un-needed programs. He got rid of some that weren't needed and got rid of Spybot, Ad-Aware, and at the end he told me to try and un-install HiJackThis, because it wasn't a directory in the install/un-install thing. And he also told me to seach my computer for all HiJackThis and delete everything that was found, and he said, if you don't it will eat up your harddrive in a matter of time... So I don't know much about computers so I thought I would ask some experts here, that know a lot about computers and safety of computers.
What was this guy smoking??? Seriously. Ad-aware gets rid of bad stuff!!!! And hijack this is a good tool for experts to help those of us who have no clue what they are doing (ie. me!).
There are plenty of other ways to get your compy to run faster: more memory, defragmenting, cleaning out programs and files you don't use or need anymore, etc. I'm sure if you provide more info, we all could help you!
I agree with buddy215: report this moron!!!!
Posted 28 May 2006 - 12:16 AM
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Posted 28 May 2006 - 08:51 AM
Posted 28 May 2006 - 09:36 AM
HiJackThis was there because I had many problems way before, and they got fixed after a while and didn't think I needed to get rid of it. The programs were up to date. I'm not sure, my Dad knows about that, but it's probably monthly for Cocmast. The modem just stopped connecting that's why.
A few more questions if you don't mind. Why was Hijack This installed on your computer? Were the programs that the cableguy removed up to date? Did you buy the new modem or will you be charged a monthly fee? Are you having problems with your computer such as popup ads, etc. Why did you change internet provider? Not being nosey, just trying to get a clearer picture before advising further.
Posted 28 May 2006 - 10:44 AM
Posted 28 May 2006 - 11:20 AM
Thanks for the info. The modem they give is free you just have to pay monthly for the broadband internet, plus I have TV cable so the bill combines with that together. I have some programs like Reg Mechanic and CleanUp! ... I have other better ones then those.. but, how do I get rid of them? Just delete them because there's no directory in the uninstall thing?
First line of defense is a firewall. Your new modem may have a firewall, but the experts agree that you should also have a software firewall. Next line of defense is a browser other than IE. Firefox is the best. 3rd line of defense is an Antivirus program. 4th line is at least 2 antispyware/adware programs that work in real time such as Spyware Doctor 8.0 and Spyware Blaster. The free edition of AdAware is good to have around for scanning and removing malware but blocking is disabled. There is no need to purchase any of these programs. Spybot has some great features, too. Sadly, you still need IE for some things like updating Windows. Speaking of updating, always keep all your programs up to date. Especially Windows and Java. Hope this answers your questions. If you have more, feel free to ask.
The bottom line is the "cableguy" gave you some bad advice and he should not have removed the programs mentioned by name. It is cheaper to purchase a modem than to rent. They range in price from $20 up. Generally the cheaper ones don't have an internet filter (firewall) built in. Some have more jacks etc.
Edited by suj23, 28 May 2006 - 11:21 AM.
Posted 28 May 2006 - 12:09 PM
Posted 28 May 2006 - 12:45 PM
Yeah, how do I get rid of Reg Mechanic... I checked inthe Add/Remove directory and it's not there. There's only a icon on my desktop thats regmachanic.exe... Should I just delete that then?
You mean the Add/Remove directory? If you remove anything be deleting files, just go slow and leave the deleted files in the recycle bin until you have determined that the files you removed hasn't affected your other programs. Like a month or so.
I use Zone Alarm free for a firewall and AVG free for antivirus. I love Firefox! Hey, did you know that Skype is offering FREE phone calls to anywhere in the US and Canada. I am trying it out and it works perfectly. The offer is good till the end of the year and you can get a phone number for incoming calls of $10 for 3 months.
Be careful using any program like Reg Mechanic that alters the registry. You can really screw up your computer very easily. If you feel compelled to use it please make sure to back up any changes. I like the price of the modem.
Posted 28 May 2006 - 01:01 PM
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