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Kudos0

ntuser,ntuser.dat,and a file called passwd found in windows search

the queston is when i right clicked to scan them with nortons 2008 nis,instead of just scaning it like norton usually does it (norton) took me their auto fix site.why ?as there was another ntuser,ntuser.dat and when i right click scanned them they just scanned normal?do i just allow nortons auto fix to scan these files.i'm new to pcs so i am asking these questons as i come across things i dont understand.hopefully i have posted this in the right spot

thanks

[edit: fixed posting error and moved to correct board.]

Message Edited by Allen_K on 08-25-2008 12:29 PM
Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013

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Kudos0

Re: ntuser,ntuser.dat,and a file called passwd found in windows search

mo,

You mentioned in an earlier post that since you are new to PC's, you explore around different areas of your computer.

However, it is not required nor recommended that you right click and scan every file that you find. There are some files that should be left alone and the ones you mentioned are in that group.

During a full system scan NIS 2008 will check all of the pertinent items on your computer in a safe manner.

If you are exploring to learn, you must exercise caution and when you come across a "new" item to you, research it on the internet as to what it is and how it works in your system.

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: ntuser,ntuser.dat,and a file called passwd found in windows search

thanks phil

will take note.this is the advice i am looking for.i get frustrated by looking things up on the net as you say.but being able to understand the tech talk is another matter,i think i'm getting better at it.thanks again for your advice.

Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013
Kudos0

Re: ntuser,ntuser.dat,and a file called passwd found in windows search

I admire your eagerness to learn. Keep up the good work! (and be careful)

Phil_D

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow

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