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spyware is killing my pc

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by tightjock, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. tightjock

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    hi looking for free spyware removal downloads, can you help.regards
     
  2. Mango Bob

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    Most common recommendations are adaware, spybot and spywareblaster.

    Use all three together, if you do a search here you'll find loads of info about spyware removal.
     
  3. the_sanguine

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    How do you know if you're suffering?
     
  4. Mango Bob

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    Generally computer running slow, network connection running slow, if you're running a download meter lots of traffic when you're not on the net (although that can just be file sharing if you're running it).

    Have a look in the task manager to processes you don't know (if you've never looked at that there's be lots of them, that's normal).

    If you run a command prompt and type "netstat -a" you can look for open ports that you don't know about.

    Have a quick google for "spyware faq" and you'll turn up hundreds. Just remember to only download recommended programs as half the spyware removal tools will be spyware themselves!
     
  5. sunderland

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    you can get search and destroy from hereand adaware from here
     
  6. Leporello

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    I think Adaware SE is a terric little freeware spyware remover. I've also used Spybot which is also good but a little more cumbersome than Adaware. Type Adaware into google and you'll be there.
     
  7. sunderland

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    you dont need to do a google just follow the 2 links ive giving you and there are there
     

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