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Pesky Program Won't Let Me Delete It Or Block It


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#1 Tsunamico

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 01:22 AM

I was surfing the net, and Norton popped up a program control window telling me that "pndsregs.exe is attempting to connect to a DNS server." It recommended blocking on all ports. I hit OK. Three seconds later the same message popped up. After blocking the same thing several times, I manually configured the blocking rule. It still pops up every few seconds asking me to block the program.

I asked a friend at school about it, and he said to google the application. I typed it in and found a site similar to this one, and they were telling someone to locate and delete "C:\windows\system32\pndsregs.exe". So I went and searched up the file name. I found the file right away, but when I tried to delete it, I got the following message "cannot delete pndsregs: access is denied make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currntly in use"

How do I delete this pain-in-the-neck program?

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 02:52 AM

I found a good reference to this here, which describes it as being a adware.ZenoSearch. I did a search on that and found an article at Symantic Securities, which if you are not falliliar makes Norton, which has more information, and can be seen here.

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