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Registry- zone maps & domains

Discussion in 'Software' started by thornem98, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. thornem98

    thornem98 Private E-2

    I my registry I noticed a lot of bad looking domains listed in the following area:

    hkey current user/software/microsoft/windows/current version/ internet settings/ zone map/ domains

    What are these listings?
    Can I delete them without any problems?
    Why does programs to remove history not get these also?

    Any other information that might be helpful is appreciated. This is a corporate computer and it needs to stay clean since it has the potential to be viewed by others.

  2. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Do you have SpywareBlaster or other such anti spyware product?

    I have SpywareBlaster and that is where it adds the blocks the non welcome domains/sites.

    If you goto in IE Tools > Internet Options > Security > Restricted Sites > Sites ... you will see same list.

    You actually want these sites blocked as they can potentially add spyware to your PC.
  3. thornem98

    thornem98 Private E-2

    Thanks for the response. Should I remove the bad domains or are they there to tell the computer which sites to block?

    I currently use webroot spy sweeper, spybot, adaware & spysubtract. Do I also need spywareblaster?
  4. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    No leave them as they tell your browser which sites to block.

    It couldnt harm anything...

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