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« on: September 23, 2005, 02:36:40 AM »

Hi everyone....Just a quick question of curiosity...I have noticed on my hijackthis logs that (i believe its 016 on log) games (ie.pogo) that i play are on it...are these something that i can delete to free up memory, or are they just for loading time basicly?  Im also looking for sugestions of files to look for that get left behind when things are deleted?
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2005, 04:07:33 AM »

O16 Section

This section corresponds to ActiveX Objects otherwise known as Downloaded Program Files.

ActiveX objects are programs that are downloaded from web sites and are stored on your computer. These objects are stored in C:\windows\Downloaded Program Files. They are also referenced in the registry by their CLSID which is the long string of numbers between the curly braces.

If you see names or addresses that you do not recognize, you should Google them to see if they are legitimate or not. If you feel they are not, you can have them fixed. By deleting most ActiveX objects from your computer, you will not have a problem as you can download them again. Be aware that there are some company applications that do use ActiveX objects so be careful. You should always delete 016 entries that have words like s*x, p*rn, dialer, free, casino, adult, etc.

There is a program called SpywareBlaster that has a large database of malicious ActiveX objects. You can download that and search through it's database for known ActiveX objects. A tutorial on using SpywareBlaster can be found here:

Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware, Hijackers, and Malware.

When you fix O16 entries, HijackThis will attempt to delete them from your hard drive.  Normally this will not be a problem, but there are times that HijackThis will not be able to delete the offending file.  If this occurs, reboot into safe mode and delete it then.

Let me know if this answers yours questions.
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2005, 04:21:35 AM »

Yes you did thank you very much.  Im just trying to optimize my pc.  tks again
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