how do i get spyware and viruses off my computer for free?

i dont know how to do it. and all programs i download to delete it say that i have to buy it to remove the virus and spyware. Any help would be appreciated please.

13 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Spybot Search and Destroy- Its probably the best free anti-spyware

    Ad-Aware 2007 Free- Removes adware and malware

    Spywareblaster- free protection against spyware. Just run it and exit it and it protects.

    A-squared- Very good anti-trojan.

    All these programs are free, just search google and download.

    The best anti-virus in my opinion is called Eset Nod32. It won the most VB-100 awards. These awards mean that the program caught ALL of the viruses that the company tested for in a computer. It also uses the least amount of memory for any antivirus=doesnt slow down computer and has a fast scanner. Its $40 for 1 year or $60 for 2 yrs. I currently have this anti-virus and I have been virus free ever since.

    Download the 30-day free trial of Nod32 and you will love it.

  • 3 years ago


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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Run your anti-spyware in Safe Mode.If you dont have an excellent anti-spyware or your current anti-spyware can't prevent spyware from Invading you computer,download a better one.

    There are top 5 anti-spywares reviews,comparisons and download links on

    You can download and scan your computer for free.

    As the computer is booting press your "F8 Key" repeatly which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" . Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

    After into safe mode,run an anti-spyware to remove the spyware and adware on you computer.

    Make sure you have 1 or 2 antispyware on your computer and 1 antivirus and also 1 firewall.


  • 1 decade ago

    Try some of these. This is a list I have compiled of what I feel are the best free-anti-spyware/anti-malware downloads. When I use them together on my system it does an excellent job in keeping it clean.

    Advanced Windows Care

    Ad-Aware 2007

    Advanced Spyware Remover

    EMCO Malware Destroyer

    Malware Sweeper

    Spybot Search and Destroy

    Spyware Begone

    Spyware Terminator

    Super Anti-Spyware

    Trend Micro Housecall

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  • 3 years ago

    Spybot seek and wreck is undesirable information. i could do away with it if I have been you. it somewhat is meant to do away with spyware besides no longer viruses. in case you google it maximum folk think of it itself is spyware. Get advert-conscious, it somewhat is loose and works somewhat somewhat nicely. it is going to manage the trojan. do exactly an entire gadget test and supply it approximately 10-20 minutes and then examine each and all of the boxes interior the menu. It takes a jointly as to delete trojans. even though it does the interest. AVG is likewise good against viruses and it somewhat is loose. additionally get residing house windows defender, it somewhat is needed.yet once you're prepared to pay then residing house windows stay onecare is defiantly your superb wager. It stops viruses and spyware previously it downloads. Norton has additionally long gone downhill it does no longer do almost as good a job by using fact the quicker variations did and slows your computing gadget down lots. wish I helped. P.S. if none of those artwork then pass right into a working laptop or computing gadget save and that they're going to manage it.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    This is how I clean them....they hide when the system is in normal mode or when online so.....

    *Download, install and the get the updates for the following, but DO NOT RUN A SCAN YET:



    *Then, DISCONNECT from the internet.

    *Go to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Internet Options and delete all browsing history (cookies, temporary internet files etc). Check the box, Also delete files and settings stored by add-ons.

    *Make sure your folder settings allow you to see the ALL your folders, Go to My Computer>Tools>Folder Options>View. CHeck all the show files boxes and UNCHECK all the Hide boxes. Click apply and ok.

    *Go to C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings \temp

    Delete all files. (for each user)

    *Delete all in recycle bin

    *Next, boot up in safe mode (Tap the F8 key every few seconds as the system boots up until the screen Saying Safe Mode option appears).

    *Now run the above spyware programs.

    I would also download and install Firefox, its less vulnerable than IE.

    (Then configure it for pop-ups and other things, like Clearing everything when you exit. tools>options>privacy tab to clear everything)

    Source(s): CS Prof
  • 1 decade ago

    Get Avast! Home Edition for viruses and Spybot S&D for spyware. They're both free. Search for them at:

  • 1 decade ago

    You can free download antispyware 2008 which is an essential tool to keep your system free of dangerous spywares, protecting your privacy and your PC.

    It also works very well for me

  • Joan H
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Virus scanner, use AVG free, at

    For spyware, get ad-aware or AVG antispy free version from

    Ad-aware is

  • 1 decade ago

    Search for what you need. Plenty of good free stuff and you can find almost all of the above recommended software.

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