ThrillKill - 6/23/2005 11:09 AM
Running sp2 but I've got a hijacker in my registry and the only way I'm gonna get rid of it is to reinstall o/s. I don't know why I didn't like Firefox....Guess I'm just one of Bill's conditioned minions.
A reinstall seems un-necessary, although with MS products, it is always a good idea after a while...
If I where you, I'd download one of two things:
I run Spybot S/D (Search and Destroy) on my windows machines, and have converted some to
Microsoft AntiSpyware (in Beta right now, but I'm checking one against the other and they are both returning clean)
You may find that S&D may cleanup and report the same entries in the registry. If that is the case, search the web for the entry name and follow instructions. For instance, some spyware change the registry key type from a hex/dec numeric to a string, the value looks the same. You need to change back the type yourself using regedit. Only had to do that once, on all the machines that I installed S&D the first time. After that, while the software is actively screening, no more entries have been made (S&D will pop up a window when a registry entry is about to be made and ask for your confirmation or denial)
Try these first.
both pgms can update their spyware definitions, if MS is correct, they will have better up to date info than S&D...