HOW DO I GET RID OF SPYWARE?!

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HOW DO I GET RID OF SPYWARE?!

Postby sujith.it » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:47 am

My start screen says "There is Spyware detected on this computer. Please install an antivirus or Spyware remover to clean computer" I'm not sure why this program didn't protect my computer to begin with!!! What do I do?
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Re: HOW DO I GET RID OF SPYWARE?!

Postby Christina » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:43 am

Hi there, first of all spyware is computer software that is installed on a personal computer to intercept or take partial control over the user's interaction with the computer, without the user's informed consent. Some anti-spyware programs you could install are:

PC Tools's Spyware Doctor (free scans and removes spyware free, but free editions have limited real time protection)

DriveSentry (free version (3.1) will remove spyware)

Sunbelt Software's Counterspy (15-day free trial)

Trend Micro's HijackThis (free)

There are other you can use but these you can use them for free or for a trial as i mentioned you in the brackets. Now, with regards an anti-virus program that will detects you viruses and removes them for you i would suggest you to install either AVG or AVAST which are both free aswell. If you're trying AVG its better if you download the 7.5 version rather than the latest version (8.0) because many users have found problems with updating.

Check out these links for download: http://filehippo.com/download_avast_antivirus/ for AVAST
http://free.avg.com/ww.download-avg-ant ... ee-edition for AVG

Goodluck :D
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