March 21st, 2004, 09:55 PM
I'v been trying to clean up, re-maintain, and optimize my parents computer after about 3 years of it going through no-maintenance status.
I'm just getting to the final climax of my endeavours and have run into a snag, and I know that if I can't get the answer from Antionline then I probably won't get the answer at all.
I have some adware that is in the registry, I know the path and file names to them, but when I have attempted to locate them in the registry I can't find them.
Here is what I'm looking for:
The problem being is that they are there, I know they are there, Norton A/V knows they are there, but I can only find up to *******\Software\ - I can't find the 'Cydoor' part of the path.
Please - all suggestions and advice are appreciated and at this point necessary.
March 21st, 2004, 10:14 PM
open regedit, then press F3, type Cydoor into the find box and see if any entries come up. If they dont come up then they definaltly aint there!
March 21st, 2004, 10:48 PM
Shouldn't a piece of software like Ad-aware or Spybot remove the keys for you without you having to grind through the registry? Maybe I'm wrong, but give it a try. Good luck!
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March 22nd, 2004, 12:13 AM
Yes, removal tools like SpyBot S&D, AdAware or a number of other less popular spyware scanners will do the job much faster and with a greater degree of accuracy than manually scrubbing the registry. Not that manual removal wont work, but I'm sure that spending your time on more constructive projects would be preferred.
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March 22nd, 2004, 12:16 AM
Perhaps a program like RegClean or JV16 PowerTools will find and remove these entries.
March 22nd, 2004, 02:04 AM
Maybe the files are programmed as hidden files.
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March 22nd, 2004, 05:04 AM
Running both Ad-Aware and SpybotSD will take care of most any spyware problem you have, without the obvious risk of doing it manually.
Real security doesn't come with an installer.
March 22nd, 2004, 05:16 AM
I had spybot S & d, and it worked great but didn't catch everything that Reg Mechanic did.
It cleaned up nice!
My two cents
March 22nd, 2004, 06:11 AM
People have already given you very good advice. If you have some spare time you can give these links a read :
 Advertising Spyware: CyDoor CD_Load.exe and CD_Clint.dll
 Norton Removal Instructions : Adware.Cydoor
Norton A/V knows they are there