I run Windows 98. Yesterday, I cleaned out a bunch of suspicious files, on Norton Internet Security 2004 recommendation. The Updater file was one of them. I deleted all the updater and wupdater files. It was suggested that I eliminate all entries of the same file in the registry, as well. I went to the registry, went to Local Machine, and went to Software, where I found Updater. I deleted it. I cannot find any more Updater files, so I think I got them all. I also deleted Incrfind from the same area, because it was one of the files Norton called my attention to.
Is it OK that I deleted the ones from the registry? My internet seems to be fine, but when I shut down, I get a fatal error message, hit any key, and then it shuts down. This message is only since I deleted both Updater and Incrfind from the software portion of the local registry. I'm not sure it has anything to do with it, but now I'm nervous I shouldn't have messed with the registry. Am I Ok on this? :o I'd appreciate any help.