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Old 01-05-2006, 09:36 PM   #1
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Spyware and Adware programs

Hello all you computer afficiandos, can anyone tell me what the best spyware and adware programs are out there that is free?

And is WinAntiSpyware 2005 a bad program? Supposedly it's telling me I have over 80 spyware programs on my computer but when I run my Ad-Aware and SpyBlaster it comes up with nothing!

Please help!
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Seriously people!
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People rather contribute to that other thread. This place is ridiculous.

Yea yea I know I contributed too!
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Microsoft Antispyware
Ad aware
Spybot Search & Destroy

check Microsoft for its product. Download.com should have the other two.
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Microsoft Antispyware
Ad aware
Spybot Search & Destroy

check Microsoft for its product. Download.com should have the other two.
Antispyware costs about $40.
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I use Adaware and Spybot!
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Thanks all! I really appreciate it.
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Don't trust those "winfixer" popups,ifyou ever get them. They are BS, and badfor your CPU.
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I would also recomend AVAST! Great, free program. Since I've had it, I've had no problems whatsoever. And when something odd turns up, you are notified properly.

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I do a HUGE amount of spyware removal and control for my job as a computer technician and our college uses Adaware, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Webroot Spysweeper.

Make sure you keep running scans until you get one that comes up with nothing. Doing it in Safe Mode is good too. Also, make sure you're running Windows Update once a week and remember to always update your anti-virus and anti-spyware software once a week! These programs are no good if you never download the latest definition files.
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Can anyone tell me why out of the blue WinFixer keeps popping up on my computer? It's interrupting stuff that me and my boyfriend do on our computer! What's the deal with this program???
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I use lavasoft ad-aware, and its free.
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Antispyware costs about $40.
It is a free download from Microsoft

Find it here
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Can anyone tell me why out of the blue WinFixer keeps popping up on my computer? It's interrupting stuff that me and my boyfriend do on our computer! What's the deal with this program???
I don't know, but something similar is happening to my dad's computer. I don't remember what it's called, but it's some sort of fake spyware thing (spyblaster or spyware??) and it keeps popping up even when he's offline. It tells him his computer is infected too, but even after I ran spybot, the anti-virus program and ad aware, I still get the same message.
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I don't know, but something similar is happening to my dad's computer. I don't remember what it's called, but it's some sort of fake spyware thing (spyblaster or spyware??) and it keeps popping up even when he's offline. It tells him his computer is infected too, but even after I ran spybot, the anti-virus program and ad aware, I still get the same message.

I'm hoping it's not that virus that is going around.
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It is a free download from Microsoft

Find it here

Ahhhh ok...That's what is confusing me because I have something popping up on my computer and I thought it was microsoft. It has three options. WinAntiSpyware, WinFixer and WinAntiVirus. What are these and why are they popping up on my screen?
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Microsoft's program is pretty effective. But the experts I hear from all say to run more than one anti-spyware program.
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Can anyone tell me why out of the blue WinFixer keeps popping up on my computer? It's interrupting stuff that me and my boyfriend do on our computer! What's the deal with this program???
I would delete the program and download either adaware or spybot. By the way, I hate it when my husband and I get interrupted doing "things" on our computer.
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