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    Can anyone tell me in short 3 answers how to get rid of those things

    Simple deleting doesn't work on most of the files since they are protected system files.
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    just don't use them.
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    You could use a live disc of linux and not use windows at all if they bug you that much.
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    Originally Posted by fLYtRap
    Can anyone tell me in short 3 answers how to get rid of those things

    Simple deleting doesn't work on most of the files since they are protected system files.
    right click with mouse and go to preferences and turn it off when Windows starts
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    I want to remove them completely from my system to improve security. I don't use them anyway...my replacements are VLC, Skype and Hotmail.
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  6. You can't completely remove them,they are not a security threat unless you use them.
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  7. Originally Posted by lacywest

    right click with mouse and go to preferences and turn it off when Windows starts
    That doesn't work but you can make another program the default by selecting Open With->choose the program you want.
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    You can get rid of messenger with a free program called Messenger Disable available from here http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_mess_disable.htm

    not sure about the others though
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    You can remove them in add/remove programs.
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    Originally Posted by buttzilla
    You can remove them in add/remove programs.
    Here are the files left after removing it from this location. Those files will be visible to the hackers...

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    You're being a little too paranoid. Just hide the folders and don't use the programs. There's no way to really get rid of those programs. You could just also delete those files but I'm not guaranteeing that you won't mess up your system by doing so.
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    Originally Posted by Conquest10
    You're being a little too paranoid. Just hide the folders and don't use the programs. There's no way to really get rid of those programs. You could just also delete those files but I'm not guaranteeing that you won't mess up your system by doing so.
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    Can anyone tell me in short 3 answers how to get rid of those things confused.

    Simple deleting doesn't work on most of the files since they are protected system files.
    Use a Win9x boot diskette to turn on your PC, then use the command-line to
    delete the NON-SHARED files contained in their respective subdirs (within
    "C:\PROGRA~1\ "). I advise not to remove the directories, just empty them.
    Warning: this will not work at all if your Winchester is NTFS --- DOS 7.xx cannot
    read NTFS volumes >_< Perhaps you will also need to use the so-called
    safe-mode and edit the registry in order to erase possible system calls to
    some of the deceased files.
    Hope this works for you (if you were using Windows 95, it surely would).

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    Originally Posted by fLYtRap
    Originally Posted by buttzilla
    You can remove them in add/remove programs.
    Here are the files left after removing it from this location. Those files will be visible to the hackers...

    Yes, but they can be deleted without harming windows. These are setup files that can be used to reinstall media player. I have deleted mine with no problem. And I also deleted the media player program folder from the program file folder. If you need to reinstall media player through the add/remove function that you used to removed them with it will ask for your windows cd to replace the files. The
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    Originally Posted by buttzilla
    Yes, but they can be deleted without harming windows. These are setup files that can be used to reinstall media player. I have deleted mine with no problem. And I also deleted the media player program folder from the program file folder. If you need to reinstall media player through the add/remove function that you used to removed them with it will ask for your windows cd to replace the files. The
    I can't delete them...as soon as I do they coming back like roaches ...those are protected system files...I even tried KillBox and it didn't work.

    BTW

    I have NTFS
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    I can't delete them...as soon as I do they coming back like roaches...
    those are protected system files...I even tried KillBox and it didn't work.
    That's it. Whenever you delete them, the f***ing stupid operating system extracts the back-up copies from certain .cab archives contained in C:\Windows\system32\ and
    restores the cr*pware. Quite annoying indeed.

    BTW

    I have NTFS
    Since your hard disk DOES contain tons of garbage (sorry for my frankness...),
    I believe it is already time to re-format it in FAT32 and have an experiment with a
    cleaner installation.

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    I GOT RID OF IT AND THIS IS HOW:

    1- get KILLBOX, its beautiful I don't remember where I got it from, you can search or get from my desktop, I am online non-stop pretty much
    2- open it (doesn't require installation) and browse for 1 file
    3- if it is a *.dll file than put a check mark in the box "unregister before deleting" and put another check in box "delete on reboot"

    Works like a dream, although takes a little bit, because you have to do it 1 file at the time.

    killbox.exe

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    This is what I got left only after removing WMP.

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    And MSN is still running even though it is uninstalled from Windows components and I already removed a couple of files with KillBox

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    Originally Posted by fLYtRap
    And MSN is still running even though it is uninstalled from Windows components and I already removed a couple of files with KillBox

    Windows / MSN Messenger is not the same as the Windows Messenger Service. Windows Messenger Service can be used to send pop up messages from one computer to another or from the OS or another application to alert you.
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    Originally Posted by fLYtRap
    And MSN is still running even though it is uninstalled from Windows components and I already removed a couple of files with KillBox

    Windows / MSN Messenger is not the same as the Windows Messenger Service. Windows Messenger Service can be used to send pop up messages from one computer to another or from the OS or another application to alert you.
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    You don't need that to disable it, frankly I'm suprised its on and you don't get pop-ups. You can disable it in the services panel.
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    You don't need that to disable it, frankly I'm suprised its on and you don't get pop-ups. You can disable it in the services panel.
    I actually did had pop-ups that I was blocking with pop-up stopper...but they should be blocked by a firewall...this is how I found out that Jetico is good to wipe your ass with

    I uninstalled Jetico, installed ZoneAlarm and pop-ups died

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    at least the free version...

    and one more thing I did tested Jetico on GRC and it failed, I had several open ports...
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    Originally Posted by fLYtRap
    This is what I got left only after removing WMP.

    That's nice now open a page that has video or audio embedded in it using WMP... You probably can't see any audio or video that has been embedded for that matter.
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    Originally Posted by fLYtRap

    That's nice now open a page that has video or audio embedded in it using WMP... You probably can't see any audio or video that has been embedded for that matter.
    I THINK that this was my plan Anyways this is what I found out that a page colud open WMP exploiting something there and give you a malware.

    I can't find that info right now, I went through so manmy testing pages
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    Just my .02 but I think you're going a little overboard. Any exploit in WMP you've read about will have either been fixed or is not really an exploit. The best protection in the world is the person sitting in front of the keyboard. If you keep your software like your browser, virus and firewall up to date, stay away from sites where you shouldn't be and don't open anything you shouldn't then the chances of getting infected by something are nil. it's people surfing the Internet with bad habits or outdated software that get hit. Only exception to that is you are one of the unfortunate people that get infected with something that is new and most likely even after all you have gone through you'll still be vulnerable because these are usually Browser or OS exploits.
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    You probably right about that. I just want to get rid of everything that is popping-up and WMP is one of those really annoying.

    Just compare this piece of crap to VLC. It takes forever to update to newest version and it doesn't even play videos or movies without codecs. VLC takes 2 minutes to install and you can do anything with it.
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