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Spyware - get rid it easily

 
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Dec, 2007 11:04 am    Post subject: Spyware - get rid it easily Reply with quote

I had noticed lately that both sound and video was easily corrupted on our computer. I tried all the normal "cleaning" but found that it didn't do the whole job. After some reading, I decided to have a look at the amount of spyware running on our system. To do this I used the highly praised "Spybot-Search&Destroy". (available free at http://www.safer-networking.org/ ) Not surprisingly, I found over 60 examples of spyware clogging up the works. After eradicating these, things run much more smoothly. For anyone wary of this program, read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spybot_-_Search_%26_Destroy
I would certainly recommend it to all.


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PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec, 2007 1:28 am    Post subject: Re: Spyware - get rid it easily Reply with quote

MEF wrote:
I used the highly praised "Spybot-Search&Destroy".


Thanks for the reminder, MEF. I use both Spybot and Lavasoft Adaware. Sometimes Lavasoft gets it all, and sometimes Spybot is needed. Sometimes (less often) the other way around. Lavasoft gets most of it and is a bit faster.



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PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: More Cleaning Reply with quote

In looking for more ways to keep our system running smoothly, I found and tried CC Cleaner ( http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,24149-order,1-page,1/description.html)
and found it very effective. It is also a free program.


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PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec, 2007 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like CAM, I also use Lavasoft Adaware but rather than Spybot, I alternate with Spyware Doctor from Google.
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