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paso

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Re: HELP-I CAN'T UNDERSTAND
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2006, 08:11:42 PM »
:)  Hi Paso :

      I have Avast, Ad-Aware, and Ewido on my computer ; each
      program looks for different "things", so one may find
      something that the other(s) do not . It's called a "Layered
      Defense" .
      I sure would like to know the "categories" of the 162
      "critical items" that Ad-Aware found, especially what the
      "Hosts File" Scan revealed. Did it say something like :
      "Scanning Hosts file......
Hosts file location:"C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts".
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i use the delete button

Hosts file scan result:
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13 entries scanned.  "

     OR something like this :
"Scanning Hosts file......
Hosts file location:"C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts".
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Hosts file scan result:
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1 entries scanned.  "    ????

When using Ad-Aware, there is no "cancel" option; however, there is an option to "Quarantine"
or "Delete/Remove"; which one of these 2 did you choose ?



i use the delete button

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Re: HELP-I CAN'T UNDERSTAND
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2006, 11:32:10 PM »
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i use the delete button
Hopefully none of those items detected where false positives.
Delete should always be your last choice. Quarantine would have
been the prudent choice because you can always restore something you've quarantined.
Files placed in quarantine can no longer harm your system just as files place into the Virus Chest.
Unfortunately once you've deleted the file, there sometimes isn't any way to reverse your decision.
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Re: HELP-I CAN'T UNDERSTAND
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2006, 02:21:32 AM »
 :)  Hi Paso :

     Like Bob said, whether you are using an antivirus program
     like Avast or an antispyware program like Ad-Aware, you
     should ALWAYS choose the "Quarantine" ( Avast calls it
     "move to chest" ) option the 1st time; after some time has
      passed, like around 2 weeks, then you can go back and
     "Delete" IF the performance of your computer has not
      changed for the worse .

paso

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Re: HELP-I CAN'T UNDERSTAND
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2006, 09:44:08 PM »
Ok, thank you very much, so i haven't deleted some fundamental files???