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#1 Wolfknoc

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:35 PM

HI, i use some other cleaners such as Ad-Aware and Ewido security,Windows Defender, Spyware blaster. I just downloaded Spybot and ran it and it has seemed to catch ? more than the others put together. Plus it says i can remove things ? from my registry. I know the wording isn't right here but was wondering if it is really safe to remove all that spybot says i can. any help would be wonderful thanks in advance ... wolf

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 01:43 PM

Yes. Spybot Search & Destroy catches things most programs don't. It is 100% safe to remove the stuff the scan finds.

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 03:21 PM

I have been backing up my registry to cd for years. I recommend you do the same no matter how presumed safe a program may be. I back up weekly whether I install programs or hardware or not.
Backing up your registry is only a waste of time if you never need it.
Using multisession mode you can back up you registry 99 time per CD.

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:48 AM

Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it.
Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 05:02 AM

Great advice and the tut. was SO worth reading and very to the point. Very understandable. Thanks loads everybody i feel better about running Spybot S&D. thanks again Wolf

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 03:26 PM

You're quite welcome, Wolfknoc.
Glad to be of help.
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 05:32 PM

Spybot pulls double duty. We all know Spybot is very effective against malware, but did you know it has a built-in "Life Ring".
For an unknown reason the profile in FireFox was wiped out around 10:00 this morning on my primary computer. An XP box. I run Spybot every night at 4:00am. Because Spybot creates a restore point everytime it run, I had a restore point that was less than 6 hours old. I restored my computer with no ill effects.

One more reason to run Spybot at least once a day. I hope this helps someone, who may think Spybot S&D is not worth the time, change their mind.
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