Spyware/Adware

I am having problems getting rid of spyware/adware on my PC. I've got 2 removal programs on my PC right now. Spyware doctor, and AD-Aware personal SE. I do a scan with both and they find all the Spyware. But when they tell me that they have deleted them, i do another scan the next day or something and they find the same thing in that scan too. I mean it's telling me it's deleting them, but then it finds it again the next scan. I really don't understand this at all. I really don't have th money right now to purchase anything better to remove with. I just wanna know if there's something else i can do to rid myself of the spyware without having to pay money to do it. And any advice on how to prevent spyware/adware from ever getting on my PC again. There are others who use my PC too. And they do go to questionable sites. So thats basically where it is all coming from. Thanx for any help you can give.
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  1. Download spybot search and distroy 1.3 and microsofts spyware remover-both free-update them and run them twice each.

    Do you currently have anti-virus software? If not you can download AVG-it is free.

    hope this helps.
  2. I just bumped this old thread for you to read ... <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/software/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=48156#48156" target="_new">Link</A>


    <b>FireFox <A HREF="http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/" target="_new"><font color=red>1.0.2</font color=red></A>: Released ... Just Add <A HREF="http://www.java.com/en/download/help/5000010300.xml" target="_new"><font color=red>Java</font color=red></A></b>
  3. Quote:
    There are others who use my PC too. And they do go to questionable sites. So thats basically where it is all coming from. Thanx for any help you can give.

    If that's the case, then you will probably never get rid of scumware ... but I think you ask and answered your own question right there ...


    <b>FireFox <A HREF="http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/" target="_new"><font color=red>1.0.2</font color=red></A>: Released ... Just Add <A HREF="http://www.java.com/en/download/help/5000010300.xml" target="_new"><font color=red>Java</font color=red></A></b>
  4. Scan with spybot/adaware from safemode.
    Make sure you have the latest IE w/ popup and activex blocking enabled. Or just use Mozilla Firefox. That should greatly reduce your spyware intake.
    If you want to get rid of spyware completely switch over to linux :)

    <A HREF="http://www.folken.net/myrig.htm" target="_new">My precious...</A>
  5. Best thing I ever did was get Firefox. I haven't had a spyware problem since.
  6. Amen brother ...


    <b>FireFox <A HREF="http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/" target="_new"><font color=red>1.0.2</font color=red></A>: Released ... Just Add <A HREF="http://www.java.com/en/download/help/5000010300.xml" target="_new"><font color=red>Java</font color=red></A></b>
  7. i know i most likely answered my own question. But i can't keep others off of here like i want too. If i do i get yelled at or something. So i am just trying to do my best at keeping the crapware off this PC. I am normally good at computers, but as far as blocking sites and stuff like that. I try not to touch that stuff cuz i might end up screwing something up.
  8. If you arn't willing to try Mozilla, updated IE, website filtering, etc nothing will become of your problem. You will just be shooting yourself in the foot.

    <A HREF="http://www.folken.net/myrig.htm" target="_new">My precious...</A>
  9. I concur with Mr. Barnes.

    <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/myanandtech.aspx?member=120067" target="_new">My System</A>
  10. You can "sort of" force all to use Firefox1.02. Just "uninstall" Internet Explorer. You won't actually be uninstalling it, but it will hide the icon. Sow everyone the firefox icon and have them use it.
  11. You need IE for windows updates ... right?


    <b>FireFox <A HREF="http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/" target="_new"><font color=red>1.0.2</font color=red></A>: Released ... Just Add <A HREF="http://www.java.com/en/download/help/5000010300.xml" target="_new"><font color=red>Java</font color=red></A></b>
  12. Just set Firefox as your default browser (in <b><font color=red>Tools\Options\General</b></font color=red>) because, as <b>Jake</b> said, you're going to need IE for Windows update.
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