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How to remove all spyware/adware/bho

Discussion in 'User submitted guides' started by DVDBack23, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. MNA

    MNA Regular member

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    I don't have google toolbar installed.Could you please tell me how to remove my spyware,viruses and adware.
     
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  3. MNA

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    Is it any good?
     
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    i would of not posted it to you if it was no good...........!!
    if they do not remove the spywere and pop ups reformat >>>

    heres a on line spyware scanner
    http://www.trendmicro.com/spyware-scan/

    Trend Micro™ Anti-Spyware for the Web

    rend Micro Anti-Spyware for the Web is a free online tool that checks computers for spyware, and helps remove any infections found. When the detection process is complete, the tool will display a report describing the result including which if any, spyware were detected, and prompt you before the removal process.

    Symptoms of spyware infections:

    * Slow PC performance when opening programs or saving files
    * Unwanted pop-up windows
    * Browser homepage hijacked
    * Repeated change in your browser’s home page
    * Random error messages
    * New and unexpected toolbars in your browser
     
  5. MNA

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    I'll try this.
     
  6. MNA

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    Do you know anywhere to download spy weeper for free?
     
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    Try P2P..

    -Mike
     
  8. MNA

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    What is that?Is it a program that allwos you to download things.
     
  9. DVDBack23

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    An example of a p2p would be the ever popular Limewire, or other alternatives such as Frostwire, Ares Galaxy, Bearshare or Shareaza.
     
  10. MNA

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    I have LimeWire PRO.
     
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    I only had Norton's System Works 2005 on my PC and Zone Alarm Pro and thought that I was covered until my browser(that would be IE ofcourse) was hijacked recently. I read the 'other' thread, which someone already made reference to in this thread and the advice so far has been very good. This Anti-Spyware thread like the previous one starts off in a similar fashion and I'm sure that 10 pages down the line they'll be similar because this is certainly a popular burning issue which all of us can't seem to get enough of...so as to get rid of. My point being that this subject can hardly be over-emphasized. Suffice it to say this has been my solution:
    Antivirus Software:BOTH AVG Free Antivirus & EZ Antivirus(1yr free trial)which I run daily
    Anti-Spyware: I run them in the following order, also daily. All FREE
    1st Adware SE
    2nd Spybot Search & Destroy
    3rd a2 guard(I CANNOT OVERSTATE the benefit of this one)
    I'm now 'presumably' free of all pests but the battle goes on. BTW, I also tried XoftSpy which does a good job of detecting spyware, but falls short on their removal. Cheers.
     
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    Nice job on this guide DVDback. I recommend those of you who have the Microsoft Spyware program to let it run a check daily. I think the default is 2:00 am. I followed DVDback's guide and it helped my computer, but I had to run the programs over and over again to rid my computer. The Microsoft program worked. It would find something every night for about 3 days and then it finally got it all clean. Now it finds nothing going on two weeks now.

    Just my two cents.
     
  13. Docmajor

    Docmajor Guest

    There was one thing that was left out of this guide IMO and no disrespect to DVDBack23...

    But why not just get a Macintosh and get rid of adware, spyware, trojans, pop-ups, etc. etc. permanently? I mean to me it seems easier, although more costly. anyway, just my 2¢ :)
     
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    Instead of buying a new computer,you could try something as simple as downloading Mozilla firefox, or opera browser(both free).These less familar browser are somewhat imune to alot of the spyware that is out there because most of it is made to latch onto I.E.
    Besides the benefit of almost no spyware,they have built in popup stoppers,not to mention either of the browser I mentioned are much faster than I.E.

    Just my 2 cents

     
  15. MNA

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    Yeah I suggest Mozilla Firefox,it seems quicker than I.E. and it doesn't have as much spyware as I.E and hardly has hackers and you'll see that more Firefox is more useful.
     
  16. Docmajor

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    but what I was saying is it doesn't minimize the adware, Spyware, & Viruii it completely REMOVES it from the equation. There are *NONE* for OS X :) But yes, IE sucks both on Windoze and Macs...
     
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    I use Opera, made i should add that into the guide ;)
     
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    DVDBack, nice one buddy.

    A small & simple but effective guide :D

    You could add the links to where to download the programs but thats the only criticism i can make :D

    Keep it up :D
     

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