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Okay, so we wrote a story about VirtuaGirl this week. Now while you may be enjoying your two-inch-high lady dancing on your PC, the software does install a little bit of spyware on your PC.

Fortunately, it's not malicious. It simply queries when you last ran VirtuaGirl, where and how you last started it and whether you have registered the software or not. This is standard enough and will not affect you and (hopefully) not cause you to receive emails from dodgy outlets.

What it may do is make company firewalls question what is going on. So if your boss or BOFH man starts having a go, you can tell them. If you are really paranoid, this is how to stop it (Windows users).

Click the Start button. Click "Run". Type in "regedit". Go to Edit, click "Find". Type in "geishalounge.com" and hit return. Delete the entry. And then close everything down. Do NOT touch anything else. If something looks dodgy, call your IT man and tell him. He'll then ask you who the hell told you about editing the registry. So keep schtum. ®

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