got the gator!!!

By Network geek ยท 9 replies
Oct 23, 2003
  1. sorry if this post is in the wrong forum. but i finally got that dam gator adware. tooke me awhile, but. it was in the regedit. and i had to delete a ton of files. so thanks to all the ppl who posted on that topic...

  2. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    You could have just used AdAware...all that work wasn't really necessary.
  3. DLx/P

    DLx/P TS Rookie Posts: 99

    Veh, Ad-aware and spybot do pretty much the same thing right? I got Ad on a Win2000 machine and spybot on a XP machine, think I like Ad-aware better though.
  4. Network geek

    Network geek TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    nope, used ad aware 6.0 all well as spybot. and did the whole "task manager thing" ad aware didnt pick up "gain_trickler" or "CMS" thanks for the input tho

  5. DLx/P

    DLx/P TS Rookie Posts: 99

    maybe this is irrelavent but after you ended the process in task manager. Did you reboot and run Ad or spybot again and try to get rid of it then?
  6. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Why you guys being so harsh on this person for the way they got rid of this annoyance? I think its a good thing to be able to seek and destroy pests in this manner. If you guys learned a bit about the registry, you might feel the same way. While I don't condone mindlessly deleting keys, I do fully endorse learning everything you can about the registry, not only can you rid yourself of pesky things like this without a third party utility sucking down resources, but you can also optimize Windows through the registry.

    Don't get me wrong, these anti-spyware apps are useful and effective, but don't discourage people from learning something. It is not a bad thing to do something "the hard way".

    Yea, they do the same thing, though one will sometimes miss something the other might catch.

    *Note* Don't go mucking with the registry if you don't know what you are doing. If you do want to learn about it, then there are many guides to help you.
  7. Network geek

    Network geek TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    man u guys are rough on this site!! lol yea i tried that as well, and i got the idea to fix it. off this site!! but i couldnt seem to find that thread, o well guess we got a new one.
  8. Network geek

    Network geek TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    hey can anyone tell me how i can get to my member setting, and get rid of the whole "them emailing me everytime someone replies to a post i make???
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    There's "user cp"-button near the top. From there you'll find "Edit Options".
  10. DLx/P

    DLx/P TS Rookie Posts: 99

    Umm, did I miss something here? Don't beleive I was being "harsh" at all.
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