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    Nitrous Exitfuel (IE 5.5/Win ME)

    Howdy,
    I find nitrous exitfuel in my web history folder. My son may have visited one of these sites. How do I eradicate this and secondly, every time I reboot, I get this P2P icon in the lower right taskbar. I guess this is file sharing something that I would like to not have in my startup menu. BUT, it's not in my startup menu. Why does it startup on reboot???

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    Re: Nitrous Exitfuel (IE 5.5/Win ME)

    I would try Spybot - Search & Destroy to start with.

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    Re: Nitrous Exitfuel (IE 5.5/Win ME)

    I agree with Leif, and would add AdAware. As with all ref file based software, update the ref files for both Spybot and AdAware before you scan your system, and update the files regularly (weekly is good!!).

    To see other startup locations and to manage the entries, try Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel.

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    Re: Nitrous Exitfuel (IE 5.5/Win ME)

    There' smore to start up than just your Startup menu. Run msconfig (Winkey-R, type msconfig, press Enter), or use Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel addition to your Control Panel for more a detailed look at what goes on.
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    Re: Nitrous Exitfuel (IE 5.5/Win ME)

    Wow.. I totally forgot about msconfig -- that took care of all the startup garbage. Next on to Spyware...
    Thanks, guys...

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    Re: Nitrous Exitfuel (IE 5.5/Win ME)

    Off Topic, but in case someone is interested...

    I consider Mike Lin's tools a "first generation" tool. Here is a report and analysis I did on more advanced ones...

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    The programs are listed with links near the beginning of my thread:
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    Re: Nitrous Exitfuel (IE 5.5/Win ME)

    A heroic effort to open a particularly nasty can of worms!! A real eye opener <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

    After browsing your info, I agree ML's effort is a bit primitive. But it is simple and easy for managing "well behaved" startups. The alternatives you've looked at seem to be the minimum needed for a real chance to catch any baddies. Looks like StartupList will be an addition to my arsenal, based on your results.

    (Quite entertaining seeing the authors' attempts at appearing objective, while discussing their products <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>)
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