Although this is not a quick tip, since sypware is beyond a joke it installs onto your computer without your permission sometimes and reports back to who ever. It still needs a mention as more and more people are gettting caught out with it. What is spyware? ANY SOFTWARE communicating across the Internet without user knowledge or consent is guilty of information theft and is properly and rightfully termed: Spyware. Lots of so called spyware programs DON'T collect specific information about you, but only report general demographics, and therefore are NOT stealing your name, credit card, or other personal information.
Should you get 180 Search Assistant is also known as 180search Assistant, 180searchassistant, 180 search assistant Alert, n-CASE, nCASE, ncase, 180 Solutions, 180solutions, 180solutions.com, 180 Search Agent, msbb, msbb.exe Zango, etc...
Google is a good source of info.
Here's some more info on Search Assistant Question When I enter the password to any of the users, I see the wallpaper for a second, then it immediately logs off. Does it in safe mode, and to the administrator as well. I just can't get in. Please help
Make sure your CD or DVD drive is set for first boot device. Put your windows XP cd back in (actually any Windows XP cd will work.). Boot your computer and when it finishes you should be in C:windows. Select option r. Now follow from here:
C:windows type 'cd system32' the directory should now be C:windowssystem32 type 'copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe' exactly without the quotes. 1 file should be copied, now remove the XP disk and REBOOT!
Once you can Log back into Windows, you need to put the correct information back.
Go to System32 directory and rename the wsaupdater.exe back to userinit.exe or if userinit.exe is still there, delete wsaupdater.exe.(ONLY IF YOU STILL HAVE USERINIT.EXE ). and change the Registry data back to this HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon & right Click on "Userinit" Modify data to C:WINDOWSsystem32userinit.exe, <--Note the comma as well as it's very important so don't forget it!
Further reading on spyware http://www.2-spyware.com/intro.php The following URL will help you sort things out with 180 Search Assistant http://www.sawtoothdistortion.com/Articles/Uninstall180Search.html
There is more information on John Hutchison site here http://www.searchhuts.co.uk/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=36
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John Hutchison http://www.searchhuts.co.uk