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RandyL

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#2
Hi maynardvdm;
I've used both and they appear to do equally well. Try one then the other to see if it picks up anything else. Later reverse the order.

The only thing I use is the cleaner setting at the top in ccleaner. I don't recommend at all using the registry cleaner in it as regestry cleaners are inheritantly troublesome.

RandyL
 

maynardvdm

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#3
Hi
thanx
yeah i read alot about people saying registry cleaners is only looking for a disaster to happen. i am trying to avoid using it now.

I am also busy trying to fix someone pc and i think there is alot of viruses on coz windows security updates wont install, there is like 65 updates that cant install i dont know why.
I did an online scan with bitdefender and it found 45 virusses in 135 files. Then installed AVG and it found 17 viruses. Now i am trying to update windows but it wont install security updates. Any Advice?
Do i need to run a spyware program as-well? or would the antivirus pick that up too?

Thank you
 

maynardvdm

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#4
Hi
Ignore the second part of my previous post i am installing the updates now and it is working again.
There was like 69 updates missing. lol.
Thanx
cheers
 

RandyL

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#5
Hi maynardvdm;
I would look to remove any suspicious programs from add/remove first.
Then also run Housecall from TrendMicro an online scan. http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Next run SuperAntiSpyware. http://www.superantispyware.com/

Then turn System Restore off. Then turn it back on to remove any hidden programs from reinstalling from there.
The next thing I do is run every single scan again just to be sure.

The reason I said to remove suspicious programs from add/remove first is that some of those programs may have come bundled with spyware or adware. Even if you remove the malware that came with them it might reinstall at the next internet connection. I've seen it happen many times. P2P, some free downloaded games and some free screensavers come to mind as well as some Browser Helper Objects (BHO).

And of course prevent future infections with a working antivirus, antispyware and firewall. And educate the user on the dangers. I know you don't want to keep going through this for them.

Good luck;
RandyL