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MS Anti-Spyware and Crap Cleaner (CC)

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Zoolander, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Zoolander

    Zoolander Castrated

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    I wanna download both MS Anti-spyware and Crap Cleaner (CCleaner).

    What are the latest versions and links?

    How do I use them safely without causing problems?

    The 'registry cleaning' sounds scary.

    Check this link, it makes me a little nervous.

    http://www.bbspot.com/News/2005/01/microsoft_antispyware.html


    :soap:
     

  2. The Ccleaner registry cleaner is pretty safe.There are others that you must use very carefully though.
     
  3. The last MS antispyware update I got keeps reverting back to the previous version at each restart and I must download the same update over again.
     
  4. A lot of recent anti-virus programs are now including anti-spyware.
     
  5. Zoolander

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  6. DWavs

    DWavs Moderator Moderator

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    I love the comment by the guy in the article after discovering IE was removed: "I guess I'll have to go buy a new computer."

    LOL...what a dweeb! ;f
     
  7. Zoolander

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    I downloaded CCleaner.

    It found 78 registry issues that it wanted to delete.

    I deleted them. That scared me.

    Then it found over 350 temp files that it wanted to delete.

    50 MB's of temp files. I deleted them.

    YIKES!!

    ;g
     
  8. 50MB really isn't a lot.Using the default settings is likely best.You could lose some saved passwords,if you have any,but that's about it.I've been testing some different anti-virus and firewall programs on a couple of PC's.
     
  9. Zoolander

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    I tried to download MS antispyware but it asked for validation and wanted a long series of numbers. WTF?
     
  10. "If you have not activated Windows, you will be asked to enter the 25-character Product Key printed on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) you received with your PC or software purchase."