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    Re: Another computer question

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    I have yet another question. I recently restored my computer back to the factory set up with Restore Disks that HP sent me. After my computer restored and rebooted, Norton updated its defintions and everything and then scanned my hard drive. It came up with a security risk called "SecurityExpertCleaner" and gave me directions to correct it. I quarentined it and then started looking for the registry files that Symantec told me to look for. I couldn't find them anywhere in the C:Run\regedit. I then restored the computer again with the Restore Disks. After it finished again, I scanned the hard drive before Norton updated everything. Not a thing came up on this scan. I then updated Norton's definitions, scanned the computer, and the same security risk as before appeared. I found it odd that the security risk wasn't on there before I updated Norton but after it was. If I can't find the registry files and nothing comes up on the Norton scan after I quarentined the security risk, is there anything else I can do?
    I was also going to add that I looked up information on this on the internet. Everything I have read makes sounds like someone going to an IP address or downloading it to get rid of spyware. I didn't download anything off any site and only updated Norton's files and that's when it showed up.
    Screw Norton anti-virus & get Avast!

    Norton just bogs down your PC.
    Well the thing is this. I've restored my computer using these restore discs numerous times and have never had this problem before.

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    Re: Another computer question

    if your cpu is running fine, just leave it alone.
    something i do when mine is running slow is go to task manager and terminate all the crap that just idols in the background making the computer slower. i guess since you have already went back to factory defaults you should have no spyware or anything in programs that you have downloaded (like today i was converting m4a and ogg music files into mp3 and you need a certain program to do it which comes from online and one of them came with some nice spyware for me to deal with).

    try this scan: http://www.pandasecurity.com/activescan/index/
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    Re: Another computer question

    "mnvikes61" wrote:
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    I have yet another question. I recently restored my computer back to the factory set up with Restore Disks that HP sent me. After my computer restored and rebooted, Norton updated its defintions and everything and then scanned my hard drive. It came up with a security risk called "SecurityExpertCleaner" and gave me directions to correct it. I quarentined it and then started looking for the registry files that Symantec told me to look for. I couldn't find them anywhere in the C:Run\regedit. I then restored the computer again with the Restore Disks. After it finished again, I scanned the hard drive before Norton updated everything. Not a thing came up on this scan. I then updated Norton's definitions, scanned the computer, and the same security risk as before appeared. I found it odd that the security risk wasn't on there before I updated Norton but after it was. If I can't find the registry files and nothing comes up on the Norton scan after I quarentined the security risk, is there anything else I can do?
    I was also going to add that I looked up information on this on the internet. Everything I have read makes sounds like someone going to an IP address or downloading it to get rid of spyware. I didn't download anything off any site and only updated Norton's files and that's when it showed up.
    Screw Norton anti-virus & get Avast!

    Norton just bogs down your PC.
    Well the thing is this. I've restored my computer using these restore discs numerous times and have never had this problem before.
    I wouldn't worry about it at this point. Download those programs, axe Norton & run them to see what they come up with. Norton is a CPU hog.

    Webby recommended Avast to me. It's free. it's what he uses & the only part of Norton I miss now is the Disk Doctor portion.

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    Re: Another computer question

    i'd highly recommend Spybot Search and Destroy.
    Very very good program at finding spyware.
    If your computer is running slowly, download and run it.
    It's free and easy to use.

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