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27-07-2001, 03:41 PM
Please HELP. My son has Real Player down loaded and his sister downloaded Juke Box he says Juke box has given the computer a virus but could it be just a case of taking over things. Sibling feud driving me crazy

27-07-2001, 04:30 PM
Real Audio and Real Jukebox can be a pain. You are right it tries to take over and become the default player. They also try to secrete Comet Cursor spyware into your computer uninvited. You can get rid of that by downloading Ad-Aware from Lavasoft:
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

Also go to Options -Preferences, then General tab and uncheck all boxes, then to Internet Settings tab and uncheck all those boxes.
Also turn off Automatic Notification of update.

This will give you back some control over what is going on, rather than JukeBox doing things behind your back.

Best of luck with your kids!

27-07-2001, 05:38 PM
Thanks Terry. I'll give anything a go

27-07-2001, 09:36 PM
Also try Music Match, available at
www.musicmatch.com
much more user friendly, and not as nosey as Real !!!

30-07-2001, 07:52 PM
Thanks for that info Terry, I wondered where that comet cursor come from when I found it with adaware. I deleted it, but didn't know how it had got there. Now I do. So thanks again.