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Old 05-23-04, 10:20 PM
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Spyware removal

Does anyone know of a free program that scans your computer AND lets you remove spy and adware? Everything I run across lets you scan, but then you have to buy the program to be able to remove the ware.
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Old 05-23-04, 10:24 PM
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Try spybots "search & destroy". Another good one is ad-aware by lavasoft. Both are free and should get rid of any spyware.
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Old 05-24-04, 11:45 AM
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For both Spybot and Ad-Aware, make sure that you regularly run the updates to them for new "definitions"...this is similar to what you would do with Anti-Virus software...this way the apps know about the latest spyware that's out there.
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Old 05-24-04, 12:05 PM
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And for spybot don't forget to immunize.
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Old 05-24-04, 02:13 PM
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Run both AdAware and SpyBot. The both of them usually get rid of everything.

If you're really worried about Spyware then stop visiting porn site.
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Originally posted by dancinns
If you're really worried about Spyware then stop visiting porn site.
Well now that's just crazy talk.
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Old 05-24-04, 02:33 PM
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Another good one is ad-aware by lavasoft. Both are free and should get rid of any spyware.
It didn't work for us; several parasitic spyware modules that loaded as IE "browser helper objects" had to be removed manually. Very frustrating.
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Old 05-25-04, 11:50 AM
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try finding spywareblaster & bazooka

spywareblaster for the most part prevents most spyware that isnt already on your computer from getting on your computer

bazooka lets you know which ones are running & how to remove them

also, cwshredder helps for those stuck with coolwebsite something something...dont remember what the exact name was
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Old 05-26-04, 10:44 AM
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I usually just run thos free programs to identify the spyware/adware and remove them manually. Once you know the names of them, etc. it's usually easy enough to find them and do it yourself.
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Old 05-26-04, 12:59 PM
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Best method:

Download Adware and Spywareblaster

Install both

Run adware

Make sure you have the most updated database

Scan and delete the spyware

Close Adware

Run Spywareblaster

Make sure you have the most updated database

Enable all protection

Close Spywareblaster

Relax
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Old 05-26-04, 01:19 PM
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Ok, since we have a topic here, I guess I'll ask. My co-worker brought her laptop over here because she wanted spyware to be removed on it. I used Bulletproof and we removed about 6K(thousand, not kilobytes) of files/folders that were contaminated. When she took it home, she said she couldn't get online anymore. She's with SBC and connects wirelessly thru that 2Wire dsl modem. Could this have been caused by what we did?
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What are the URLs for DL of these programs?
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K...I found them on www.download.com
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Old 05-26-04, 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by marka351
Try spybots "search & destroy". Another good one is ad-aware by lavasoft. Both are free and should get rid of any spyware.
i wish.
i've had something called huntbar in here for months and wont get rid of it until i can dig in there and get it out myself.

and now i cant get rid of DAP ads.

i use both of those programs.

they seem to get rid of everything else tho'.
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