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Ad-Ware and Spy Bot - any more ???

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by datageek, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. datageek

    datageek Member

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    I took the recomnendations of running the two to clean up those pesky problems, is there anything else out there that I can use with these two? (free of course) Majority of the time after being on the internet - with a firewall (msn) there are still a couple that do not get cleared out and have to rerun them again.

    tia
     
  2. colw

    colw Active member

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    You could also download HijackThis to explore your start up programs - often there can be some malicious programs here.

    It is also advisable to run Adaware and Spybot in safe mode. There are some programs that will reload every time you restart in normal mode.
     
  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    & check your msconfig/startup for things not to be there. also clean out your windows temp, cookies & temporary internet folders before running ad-aware se & spybot
     
  4. datageek

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    Thanks guy's for the info - is there another program like Hi Jack this but for free? heh heh
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    HijackThis is free, could also try ccleaner from ccleaner.com
     
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  6. datageek

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    ddp

    I downloaded Hijackthis and it found 41 items, but it said that I had to register before it would continue and it cost's $30. Did I get the wrong one? I went to hijackthis.com
     
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    spy sweeper..is a good one too..and pest patrol
     
  9. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    Microsoft has a free beta version available off the Microsoft site that seems to find ones the others miss. It has features of several programs in one. I just started using it and it looks pretty good.

    Jerry
     
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    Giant is the best i dumped adaware n spybot , especial now that giant has teamed up with microsoft.
     
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    Thanks guys for the info - ddp- better thanks
     
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    your welcome
     

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