Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

spyware/adware help--ok so,i keep gettin this thing on my desktop called e1xplorer and w1inMovie...wuts that??

i know it came frum sumthin i downloaded,but i dont kno wut...and wen i delete it,it comes rite bak!!! and its not only on my desktop,its in my start folder,my documents,everywhere!!!---also,sumtimes i get like 7 pop-ups at tha same time(literally) i cant stop it! they arent regular pop ups,i think its adware or spyware...HOW CAN I GET RID OF IT!?!?!?!?

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  • G
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    All of these are ones that I personally use and all are free.After you install any of them,make sure you update them to get the full affect.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hello,

    I would uninstall the latest program you have downloaded, which you think caused the problem, and then install spybot search and destroy from here

    http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000... (free)

    I would then run it to get rid of any spyware and adware, and also immunize my system... it's easy, it walks you through it.

    I would then read some related articles so that this annoyance won't happen again:

    http://www.wannagetridof.com/ (also free)

    Good luck and happy holidays!

    Source(s): computer geek
  • Neo
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    ok dont worry.. go to control panel addremove and then uninstall the most recent software u downloded from internet nd also try to see if u find some wierd softwares inside the add remove if u find just uninstall it.. now go to ur browser tools internet option advanced tab now click on disable 3rd party browser extension..

    just to be on the safe side go to spywareterminator.com nd get the free software install and update.. then reboot and do a full scan

    take care bye

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Go here and download free antivirus and antispyware software:

    http://www.helpero.com/Questions-and-answers/Compu...

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    Helpero is a web site that helps every Internet user, from all over the world, solve any computer related problem. You can ask Helpero for free.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I use a program called adaware that I downloaded from downloads.com. It's very popular (several hundred million downloads) and it ibasically scans your computer for data mining and spyware software on your computer. Very easy to use

  • 1 decade ago

    AdAware is an excellent, free anti-spyware program that should help to fix your problem.

    It can be downloaded here: http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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