okay, if somebody would be so kind as to indulge me for a few minutes.....
i cleaned a neighbors computer the other day. he had the PRORAT trojan.
i printed out some info on how to rid the machine of this trojan from the
Symantec website. in the procedure, it said to look in the registry under
well, when i ran regedit and started looking, everything after Optimal
Layout was missing.... so, after checking and rechecking about 5 times
to verify that i was looking in the right place, i decided that it had to be
that this part of the registry was being hidden from my prying eyes.
i eventually was able to clean the machine and then checked the
registry again. now i see it. being the curious person that i am, i
have been trying to find some info online about how the registry works,
and how parts of it were hidden from me. i have found some sites that
skim through bits and peices of info, but nothing really hard hitting.
if there is something out there that will enlighten me in regards to the
problem i saw, i would be super-duper grateful, and would name a
resident bird in my backyard after them ("oooh, that's such a high
honor" is what i'm hearing underneath your collective breaths). okay,
the reward may not be a kings ransom, but i do have some fairly cool
birds flying in and out of my yard.