Adware/Spyware comes up referring to "registry cleaner"

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by strumpling, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. strumpling

    strumpling Guest

    This one is particularly nasty because they call their popup "registry
    cleaner" so its impossible to find posts on cleaning it because doing
    searches for "registry cleaner" simply yeilds people discussing
    legitimate reg cleaners...

    This one gives me an IE popup window telling me I should use registry
    cleaner. EFF that! Its spyware... I can tell....

    OK so my hijack this is 100% clean, yet I'm still getting this damn
    thing. Is anybody familiar with this "registry cleaner" popup and how
    to remove it? This one's DEEP in there...

    I used spysweeper, adaware, spybot, microsoft's antispyware beta, trend
    micro's housecall.... you name it.. So umm how do I get rid of this
    damn thing?!
    strumpling, Jan 10, 2006
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  2. strumpling

    Parko Guest

    strumpling wrote:
    > This one is particularly nasty because they call their popup "registry
    > cleaner" so its impossible to find posts on cleaning it because doing
    > searches for "registry cleaner" simply yeilds people discussing
    > legitimate reg cleaners...
    >
    > This one gives me an IE popup window telling me I should use registry
    > cleaner. EFF that! Its spyware... I can tell....
    >
    > OK so my hijack this is 100% clean, yet I'm still getting this damn
    > thing. Is anybody familiar with this "registry cleaner" popup and how
    > to remove it? This one's DEEP in there...
    >
    > I used spysweeper, adaware, spybot, microsoft's antispyware beta, trend
    > micro's housecall.... you name it.. So umm how do I get rid of this
    > damn thing?!
    >


    You may want to try turning off the messenger service if the description
    of the problem in this link fits the bill.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learnmore/stopspam.mspx

    --
    Parko
    Checkin' out how the other 'arf live...
    Parko, Jan 10, 2006
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