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    jimmy180 Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    #1

    Feb 26, 2005, 07:14 AM
    Pop ups after booting-up
    I have 3 boxes that appear when I bootup. The one that troubles me most is :- error loading c:\programfiles\wild tangent\apps\CDA\cda engine 0400.dll
    My PC is running okay. How can I stop these boxes appearing?
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    fredg Posts: 4,928, Reputation: 674
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    Feb 26, 2005, 08:39 AM
    Wild Tangent
    Hi,
    Wild Tangent is a video software company, with partnership with AOL, with threads tied to AIM.
    It sends info about your computer to other advertising places!

    Here is a link with more information, and how to remove it:

    http://www.pchell.com/support/wildtangent.shtml

    Before you try going through all the "pchell" steps on the webpage, I would first try all of the following; which just might do it automatically for you:

    If you think you already have Spyware/Advertising Ware in your computer, run these as follows:

    http://www.security-related.com/download2.htm
    Download: SpyBot Search & Destroy; 1.3

    AdAware at:
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com
    Download: AdAware_SE

    CWShredder at:
    http://www.intermute.com/products/cwshredder.html
    (CWShredder is intended only for removal of CoolWebSearch files; placed as spyware on the harddrive). It is not a "stand alone" scan, but needs to be run. Download the free version by clicking on "Download stand alone version of CW Shredder".

    All 3 of the above programs run better and much faster when run in SafeMode.

    To get into SafeMode:
    Re-boot the computer, and immediately after starting up, Press and hold down, F8, at top of keypad.
    When the options show on the screen, use the up and down arrow keys on the keyboard to select
    "Safe Mode".
    Press Enter

    It's best to run the AdAware scan first; 3 times; then re-boot.
    Then, run the AdAware scan again 3 times; then run the SpyBot. Then, run CWShredder.
    Re- Boot.
    Reason for running so many times:
    Some of these trojans' files can be deleted the first time; leaving some others; but on re-boot, they re-write the files that were deleted.
    Running multiple times deletes most of it the first
    Time.

    If you wish to have a great program, after you clean out Spyware/Advertising Ware:
    SpyWare Blaster 3.2
    Great, free, program that STOPS spyware, trojans, home page hijacks, etc, BEFORE they get into your computer. Check it out at CNET at link:

    http://www.download.com/SpywareBlast...ml?tag=lst-0-2

    I use all the above programs, and have not had one single problem since installing the Spyware Blaster. If any questions, please post back, using this same thread.
    Best of luck,
    fredg
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    cremedies Posts: 304, Reputation: 0
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    Mar 10, 2005, 08:58 PM
    First I would uninstall Wild Tangent from the Add/Remove programs menu in the Control Panel. Next I would download and run the free trial version of Spysweeper available at www.spysweeper.com.

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