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Author Topic: How do I get rid of this please ?  (Read 658 times)
G0GQK
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« on: January 16, 2007, 01:54:26 PM »

I downloaded a dancing figure some time ago which on occasions is causing my desktop to go blank and I cannot get rid of it.

I am using Windows 98. I go to START/settings/control panel/ customiize my desktop/ display properties and there it is.

It will not delete, and I've tried various registry cleaners. There must be someone who knows how to remove it. Help appreciated.

Kind regards, 73  Mel G0GQK
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007, 03:55:55 PM »

hi mel,

download this tool, moveonboot and install it.

when you drag n drop the file it will be
deleted the next time you reboot the system.

Get it here

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/moveonboot.html

73 james
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G0GQK
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007, 12:46:33 PM »

Hello James,

Thanks for the information, I'll do that.

Kind regards,  Mel
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G0GQK
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007, 01:46:26 PM »

Hello James,

No go on GetMove On ! I needed a Microsoft service pack for Windows 98 and Microsoft ended support for this in July 2006. So that's the end of that !

Mel G0GQK
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007, 02:29:54 PM »

hi mel,

Can you d/l the microsoft updates at their site ?

http://www.microsoft.com/windows98/downloads/corporate.asp

73 james
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2007, 02:33:13 PM »

hi mel,

or better yet, use moveex

download it here, page down and you will find it.

http://wwwthep.physik.uni-mainz.de/~frink/nt.html

73 james
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KC8VWM
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2007, 01:11:07 AM »

Another good program you can selectively use to delete undesirable startup files (among other features) is called Easycleaner.

You can get it here:

http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm

73 de Charles  - KC8VWM
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WB2DLF
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2007, 12:28:24 PM »

Hi Mel.  Click on the run feature, type in msconfig, then click on startup at top.  This will list all the programs that run with/at startup.  (DO NOT TOUCH ANY OF THE INI FILES).  See if the program is listed.  If it is, turn it off.  If this does not work and you know the program address, do a search, find out where the file is and delete it.  73 and luck, LEON,  
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2007, 07:04:30 PM »

hi,

Sysinternals has some nice utilities, no cost,
(Microsoft has acquired the company in 2006)

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx

take a look under utilities- system information.
their autoruns utility is nice
you can stop stuff from running at startup.

process explorer shows you a lot of info.

73 james
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2007, 08:09:27 PM »

It's time to get rid of your Windows 98.  Either upgrade to Windows XP or some permutation of the Linux OS.  W98 is a very usable basic operating system, but has become more buggy and flaky over time with patches and app changes.

The only way to get rid of your little figure is to delete all files associated with it and manually go through the registry and delete all references to those files. This is a difficult and dangerous task. Be absolutely certain to make a backup of your registry and have a boot disk handy in case things go wrong.  If it's in there as a rootkit, you may never find it.
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G0GQK
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2007, 02:32:16 PM »

Thanks for all the help, I'll download the items which you suggest. However the suggestion that I should get rid of Windows 98 and replace it. Why ? Why should I pay for expensive XP software when Windows 98 satisfies my needs ?  And anyway, in a month or so XP will be out of date and Microsoft will be on their way to making a few more billion dollars when XP gets thrown in the ash can. If you have money to waste, go ahead.

G0GQK
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2007, 12:43:35 PM »

Mel,

Your problem is exactly why you would be better off upgrading.....Since MS is not upgrading 98; it becomes more and more susceptible to malware, spyware and viruses. I would hate to see you crash and burn when most needed!

73, de Lindy
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