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Win 98 Sys Resource going wild.

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My resource meter changes from very low to normal high every few seconds. It eventually goes to low of like 10-15% and issues a warning that a fatal exception could occur. I try to delete a running program as it suggests but am not able to do that. System freezes and I have to shut off computer manually. I cannot get the start-shutdown function to work.

This all happens with in a few minutes to at the most a half hour after I have turned the computer on. Got any ideas as to what I might be able to do to fix this?

It's just the System Resource that gets so low.

Sincerely, David Tampien
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Run HJT again and put a check in the entry for

O8 - Extra context menu item: Web Savings - file://C:\Program Files\WebSavingsfromEbates\System\Temp\ebateswebsavings_script0.htm

Click the fix button in HJT and have it fix/remove the entry. This should also remove the entry from your registry so you don't have to use regedit.


Go to add/remove programs and you should now be able to remove it since the file is not in use.

IF you still can't remove it, then boot into Safe Mode and remove it from there. To get into Safe Mode, at start up tap the F8 key about 3-4 times a second. You should bet a black screen with 5-6 menu options. Safe Mode is usually #3.
There are a few versions of the Cool Web Search parasite that evade showing up in HJT. Just to be sure download and run the CWShredder program that can be found at

I am including several sites because merijn's site has been under a denial of service attack and i don't no if it has ended or not. Merijn is the writer and creator of HJT, CWshredder and several other anti-spyware programs. It just shows you how far these low lifes at Cool Web Search will go to keep their crap from being detected and removed.

If it turns out that you are clean, there is no harm in running CWShredder. It's like running your antivirus program and coming up clean. :)
You might try going into MSconfig and uncheck your popup stopper and then click apply and OK. It will have you REBOOT. Sometimes these popup stoppers can cause as much grief as they block.

IF no change, go back into MS config and re-check the popup stopper and then click apply and OK. Again, REBOOT.
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