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Re: Help!! How to stop all the Popups, Adwares and Trojans??!!!
« Reply #120 on: January 17, 2008, 07:03:56 AM »
I don't know why OTmoveIt is doing that with your computer. Hopefully everything is OK now.

Thanks Dairyman.

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    Re: Help!! How to stop all the Popups, Adwares and Trojans??!!!
    « Reply #121 on: January 17, 2008, 10:23:06 PM »
    I don't know either Evil. I'll be looking to you guys for advice on the best pc to get later on ;)

    but the clock is still in that weird format. It's 23:34 right now :-\

    Click on Start, click on Control Panel, click on Regional and Language Options and click on the "Regional Options" tab. Click Customize. Click on the Time tab, click on the Time format drop-down box and choose h:mm:ss tt. Make sure the AM symbol is set to AM and PM set to PM. Click Apply and click OK. Click OK on the Regional and Language Options dialog.

    Good luck   ;)

    Sweet!! It works, thank you!

    I love this place. I learn something new about the computer everytime ^__^


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    Re: Help!! How to stop all the Popups, Adwares and Trojans??!!!
    « Reply #122 on: January 17, 2008, 10:34:00 PM »
    Glad it worked, I had never seen that either.

    Safe surfing...............

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      Trouble with loading Yahoo.com
      « Reply #123 on: February 09, 2008, 09:13:29 PM »
      Hey guys..

      Does using ATF Cleaner a lot effect the memory?? For the past 2-3 weeks, I've been having trouble loading Yahoo.com. Usually that loads instantly since I have cable. But now, the screen just stays blank and takes FOREVER. At first, I was hoping it was just Yahoo doing a maintenance check or something, but then it loads just fine at work. And most of the other websites I go to loads ok.

      And recently, I would open IE and go to a website, but then the browser closes, and a popup will appear with the following message: "The instruction @ "0x7e1t9afc" referenced memory at "0x01fa6ec8" memory could not be "red" Click ok to terminate program"

      I'm not sure what's going on, so I thought I'd ask here first

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      Re: Help!! How to stop all the Popups, Adwares and Trojans??!!!
      « Reply #124 on: February 09, 2008, 09:39:13 PM »
      It shouldn't effect the memory although it does clean the Prefetch which isn't advised to do on a regular basis. You can uncheck the Prefetch option before running ATF Cleaner.

      CCleaner is a safer alternative for a daily cleaner. It has a setting to clean Old Prefetch Data but must be enabled under Advanced Options.

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      Cleaning the Prefetch folder in Windows XP/Vista is a Myth and will reduce performance. The Prefetch folder is self cleaning at 128 entries by Windows. When the 128 limit is reached Windows will keep the 32 most used prefetch files. Cleaning the folder before this will cripple Windows load and all application load times.
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        Re: Help!! How to stop all the Popups, Adwares and Trojans??!!!
        « Reply #125 on: February 09, 2008, 09:48:46 PM »
        Haven't heard of Prefetch before this.. I should have asked about the effects of using some of these programs before using them every now and then.

        So it looks like I have to let Yahoo load twice before it goes back to normal. I guess it makes sense since one of the comments on that article said the load time could go up 100% *doh*

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        Re: Help!! How to stop all the Popups, Adwares and Trojans??!!!
        « Reply #126 on: February 09, 2008, 09:53:24 PM »
        It is also a good idea to restart the computer immediately after doing a thorough cleaning, with either ATF or CCleaner.

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        Re: Help!! How to stop all the Popups, Adwares and Trojans??!!!
        « Reply #127 on: February 10, 2008, 06:25:06 AM »
        I have a Dell and run windows XP. In the tasktray a red X keeps popping up announcing that my computer is infected and wants me to buy a certain antispyware. How do I get this annoyance out of my tasktray

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        Re: Help!! How to stop all the Popups, Adwares and Trojans??!!!
        « Reply #128 on: February 10, 2008, 10:04:39 AM »
        Don19wil49 you will need to read this post and start a new thread with the information.