pater asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

Help: how to get rid of pesky spyware/adware?

I've used Privacy Defender 4 several times to clean out most of it, but there is some spyware/adware that still survives. I can see it on my computer when it boots up, clogging up my system, and there are mysterious ads that are sent to my computer when I'm online.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Spy-ware, etc: Ewido.com, ad-aware (www.lavasoft.com), spybot search and destroy (www.security.kolla.de)

    Depending on your anti-virus, there are two free ones that are superior: www.grisoft.com has AVG, and www.free-av.com has avira anti-vir. You can only run ONE anti virus at a time, but can run multiple spywares. Download and install these programs, and boot your computer to safe mode (hit f8 on a re-start BEFORE windows comes up). Run them from safe mode. Good luck.

  • 4 years ago

    2

    Source(s): Perfect Antivirus Protection Suite : http://moveantivirus.com/?OZRh
  • Simple
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You can go to www.download.com and download spyware doctor, Lava Adaware, and the above 2 spywares that the previous answerer had mentioned.

    You may like to have more than 1 spyware software in your computer. And a good firewall too.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can try PestPatrol.com for free download of anti-spyware. Or your internet provider should offer an anti-virus and anti-spyware software that will clean up your computer. Also Norton Internet Security works great!

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    go to www.download.com and download Adaware SE Personal and Spybot Search & Destroy..both are free and work really well to remove nasty spyware from your pc

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Spybot Search and Destroy's website is

    http://www.safer-networking.org/

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I highly recommend you download SUPERantispyware. It will remove any and all spyware. It is VERY VERY effective and it is free.

  • 1 decade ago

    Spybot search and destroy, eTrust EZ antivirus, and Zone alarm for a fire wall

    Source(s): No virus, spyware, or adware since I got all three (Plus they are free)
  • 1 decade ago

    yahoo anti-spy ware is also a good program to use. U just have to download yahoo toolbar to get it.

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