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Anonymous
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February 13, 2005 8:41:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Hi there,
I had a security scare recently and after contacting Norton Internet
Security Support Centre they asked me to go through the list of prgrams
installed on my computer and delete those that I suspect being adware (?)
plus, "Internet Optimizer" and "108Search" which everytime I try to delete
nothing happens. Now I have two questions:

1. How can I identify adware from vital programs? (apart from the really
obvious ones!)

2. How can I safely remove those adware programs?

Can anyone please help me?

Thank you very much
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
February 13, 2005 10:50:28 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=827315

Download Ad-aware SE and scan your PC for the presence of sp­yware:
http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69...

Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp?langid=i...

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

3 Simple Steps to Help Ensure the Protection of Your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"huno79" wrote:

| Hi there,
| I had a security scare recently and after contacting Norton Internet
| Security Support Centre they asked me to go through the list of prgrams
| installed on my computer and delete those that I suspect being adware (?)
| plus, "Internet Optimizer" and "108Search" which everytime I try to delete
| nothing happens. Now I have two questions:
|
| 1. How can I identify adware from vital programs? (apart from the really
| obvious ones!)
|
| 2. How can I safely remove those adware programs?
|
| Can anyone please help me?
|
| Thank you very much
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
February 15, 2005 8:15:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Thank you very much. It worked really well

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software
> http://support.microsoft.com/?id=827315
>
> Download Ad-aware SE and scan your PC for the presence of sp­yware:
> http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69...
>
> Symantec Security Check
> http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp?langid=i...
>
> Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
>
> 3 Simple Steps to Help Ensure the Protection of Your PC
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "huno79" wrote:
>
> | Hi there,
> | I had a security scare recently and after contacting Norton Internet
> | Security Support Centre they asked me to go through the list of prgrams
> | installed on my computer and delete those that I suspect being adware (?)
> | plus, "Internet Optimizer" and "108Search" which everytime I try to delete
> | nothing happens. Now I have two questions:
> |
> | 1. How can I identify adware from vital programs? (apart from the really
> | obvious ones!)
> |
> | 2. How can I safely remove those adware programs?
> |
> | Can anyone please help me?
> |
> | Thank you very much
>
>
!