Re: Question on profiles in Windows XP and running Spyware, Virus, Registry checking programs?

From: Joe Donaldson (
Date: 07/15/04

Date: 15 Jul 2004 12:34:38 -0700

Great appreciate it.
Now I need to solve this one problem with a BHO trying to change the
Home Page and it keeps giving me a pop-up. Someone said to run
Hijackthis to get a lob.
I have run all spyware programs, BHO blockers, Norton stuff and
registry insertion programs I know of.


Malke <> wrote in message news:<OagbUcmaEHA.752@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>...
> Joe Donaldson wrote:
> > Thanks for some basic help on a neighbors computer.
> >
> > I worked on a PC today that needed Norton Installed and Spybot and
> > Adaware run. Tons of things found as usual. Also RegClean (not
> > Microsoft's) which analyzes the registry like WinDoctor and can remove
> > startup entries/uninstall programs (like in Control Panel), etc..
> >
> > I ran all of these programs on one users profile and thought it would
> > correct all spyware and such found in other profiles (except startup
> > programs, etc..)
> >
> > But I did find I needed to run Adaware, Spybot, and WinDoctor and
> > Regclean on each users profile after logging in to XP. Is this normal?
> >
> > I can see each user having their own startup and program files and
> > look and feel but thought the Adaware, Spybot and some other programs
> > would affect ALL users.
> >
> Yes, it is normal that you need to run Ad-aware and Spybot S&D in each
> user account. While there are registry entries that are global, each
> user account also has personalized settings. This also applies to some
> Control Panel applet options, like Folder Options to see all files,
> Internet Options to Empty Temporary Files on Exit, and the like.
> Malke

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