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Adware or whatever

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Hi Y`all,

Awhile back I had a problem with adware (or something similar), and followed your suggestions about some of the free downloads to get rid of the stuff. It seemed to work, but I encountered more problems with my rig, and my gut tells me that the above was the cause. What happened was that some of my essential services somehow got switched off. My rig and desktop programs worked fine, but several services were keeping me from getting online. These also affected programs needing a direct internet connection, Like Norton, Diskkeeper, Asus and others. This even affected "device manager", and caused it to be blank (no hardware was shown), although its "properties" tab showed 13.**mb of items. To make a long story short, I got into Admistration Manager and re-checked the needed items, and now my rig works fine. `Just thought I`d through that out in case some of you might encounter the same.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P 4 Prescott, 3.4 gig. Shuttle SB61/478 GForce 7600GS Corsair 2gig DDRSDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 10Krpm SATA Windows XP Home SP2 19" wide Hanns LCD Logictech wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
Shuttle CP50 300 watts Shuttle XPC barebones Logictech wireless 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel P 4 Prescott, 3.4 gig. Shuttle SB61/478 GForce 7600GS Corsair 2gig DDRSDRAM 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Raptor 10Krpm SATA Windows XP Home SP2 19" wide Hanns LCD Logictech wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
Shuttle CP50 300 watts Shuttle XPC barebones Logictech wireless 
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post #2 of 2
Try

Ad-Aware
SpyBot Search & Destroy

for spyware,

AVG
Avast! (! is part of the name)

for viruses.

To find download site just google them and a ton of links to downloads will come up
My Rigasaurus-reX
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Toledo 3800 X2 E6 (CCBWE) DFI nF4 LanParty Ultra-D XFX 6800GS 500/1200 2x512MB OCZ Enhanced Latency 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD-Caviar 16M 3GB/s NEC ND-3550A Windows XP Pro SP2 17in. ŁĊĐ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Åntec TRUEPOWERII 550W ThermalTake Tsunami Logitech G7 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
SteelPad S&S 
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My Rigasaurus-reX
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Toledo 3800 X2 E6 (CCBWE) DFI nF4 LanParty Ultra-D XFX 6800GS 500/1200 2x512MB OCZ Enhanced Latency 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD-Caviar 16M 3GB/s NEC ND-3550A Windows XP Pro SP2 17in. ŁĊĐ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Åntec TRUEPOWERII 550W ThermalTake Tsunami Logitech G7 Wireless 
Mouse Pad
SteelPad S&S 
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