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  1. Dwight P.
    April 2, 2020 @ 4:53 am

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  2. Erick O, Nyamwange
    February 27, 2019 @ 5:42 pm

    Great Work guys. the passion is eminent. you love what your do. thrilled

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  3. Diumas
    February 20, 2019 @ 9:53 am

    Great.Lithuania!

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  4. nick
    September 24, 2017 @ 11:13 am

    you are a gem. very helpful.tnx

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  5. olsen
    January 19, 2017 @ 9:25 am

    hello sir,

    when i finished all your steps 1-13, and restarted my computer, then turned it on, its stuck on a BLUE SCREEN (LIKE A CLEAR SKY), after entering my pc password on the logon ,… i tried to run it @ safe mode and its all good but then i tried it @ normal start up, it goes BLUE SCREEN again…

    plz help me sir

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    • lakonst
      January 19, 2017 @ 10:49 am

      @olsen: 1. Boot in Safe Mode and by using "msconfig", disable all non Microsoft services. (How to Clean Boot Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista..
      2. Restart your computer and boot normally to Windows.
      3. If Windows is starting without problems, then by using "msconfig" again enable one by one the disabled services and restart your computer, until you find out which service or program causes the problem.

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  6. Dean76leap
    December 16, 2016 @ 11:40 am

    Are all of these steps to be done in safe mode w/networking? Or just up to step 8?

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    • lakonst
      December 17, 2016 @ 1:08 pm

      @Dean76leap: For sure, YES.

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  7. Monte
    October 28, 2016 @ 8:28 pm

    Donation Sent! Thanks a bunch!

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  8. pjay
    September 28, 2016 @ 5:25 pm

    thanks peeps.i,m a complete beginer at this..its cleared up a lot of problems..

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  9. Donna Figel
    September 5, 2016 @ 4:39 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree, excellent article. Very clearly written. even the novice could follow this guide. I received the link to this guide from a technician at a company that I work with. I will share at every opportunity as well. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. Job well done.

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  10. Marko Saarinen
    August 13, 2016 @ 5:31 pm

    Wohoo! Amen! =)

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  11. SAR-rAAH
    August 13, 2016 @ 7:48 am

    Thank you so much for compiling this marvelous syllabus!

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  12. GaryB
    July 23, 2016 @ 1:34 am

    Steps 3 (RogueKiller), 4 (CCleaner), 6 (TFC) and 8 (AdwCleaner) didn't work for me – 3, 4 & 8 the downloaded executable files would run when double-clicked and TFC hung after a few minutes of operation.

    @Jangrik – you can't see the System Protection tab because your PC is in Safe Mode. Restart your PC normally and it will appear again!

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    • lakonst
      July 23, 2016 @ 9:53 am

      @GaryB: Are you running these programs in safe mode? If yes, then continue to rest steps.

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  13. TimB
    June 19, 2016 @ 9:05 pm

    Dude great article helped a lot, I'm a newbie to PC but helped alot

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  14. Jangkrik
    June 4, 2016 @ 10:53 am

    Hey, it's very useful for me. My computer has many malware. Anyway, I have some problems with step 3 and step 13. For step 3, my roguekiller can't work properly. It's stuck in some point and I can't do anything even move my pointer :(( And for step 13, I cant see my system protection tab. I think it is missing because f**** malware. Do you have any suggest for me? Thanks before

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    • lakonst
      June 5, 2016 @ 9:58 am

      @Jangkrik: 1. Download and run Eset Online Scanner to clean your computer for viruses. 2. a) Open registry Editor and navigate to this key: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore"
      b). Delete the "DisableSR" value if exists. c) restart your computer.
      If "System Protection" is missing again then launch it from "C:\Windows\System32\SystemPropertiesProtection.exe" or "C:\Windows\System32\SystemPropertiesRemote.exe" or type in search box "System Restore".

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  15. DAN
    May 16, 2016 @ 5:56 am

    Awesome work, thanks for the note it was really helpful.

    I brought my machine back to life!

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  16. Fabien
    April 30, 2016 @ 9:51 am

    Merci de France =D

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  17. jamal shaterian
    February 17, 2016 @ 6:59 pm

    very handy article thank you

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  18. BL
    January 31, 2016 @ 7:56 am

    Excellent article for both amateur and veteran PC users to rid their PCs of junk.

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  19. Gabriel
    January 21, 2016 @ 7:32 am

    I downloaded and ran the RogueKiller and started the scan, but every time it stops at 58% and gives me "RogueKiller.exe has stopped working." I've tried running it a few times, but no luck. Any suggestions?

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    • lakonst
      January 21, 2016 @ 10:46 am

      @Gabriel: I think that Roguekiller's latest version has problems. Do not run it and continue at the next step.

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  20. Jerome
    December 23, 2015 @ 5:03 pm

    Very nice ! Thanks for this great article. Usefull to fight against all these virus craps.

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  21. Alan
    November 11, 2015 @ 1:25 pm

    Thanks a lot, appreciate on your hard work and effort.

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  22. Suhas K
    October 23, 2015 @ 10:09 pm

    Marvelous ! Neatly written & explained, and the tools are awesome to kick out residing viruses & infections. Well Done & excellent job !

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  23. Ryan
    September 13, 2015 @ 12:54 pm

    Great article! Clear and well written. This process has improved the performance of my machine a lot. Thanks.

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  24. Romes
    August 13, 2015 @ 10:01 am

    The convenience of having all these tools in one place is great, and the article is well written for those who are new to the art of Virus-Fu.

    Thanks

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  25. Chloe V.
    November 11, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

    Holy Smokes! That's what I call a useful guide. Very nice collection of tools that pros actually use! Thanks.

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