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i need a good ad/spy ware removal program and a good website for more utilities of this kind. and recomendations?
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Spybot Search and Destroy, and Adaware are the two most frequently mentioned ones here at OZZU. As a result of that a simple search at OZZU would probably yield the links. If perchance they don't, Google definitely will. Another is Hijack this, but most novices don't know how to analyze the results and spend more time posting their hijack this logs at bulletin boards for others to tell them what to do than just elliminating the garbage from the start with the first two.
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i searched google for hijack and i got browser hijeck blaster if this is what you talking about please let me know
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I'm sorry -- I shouldn't have separated it by a space - i.e hijackthis

http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html

Note the last sentence -- "intended for advanced users".

It's not an easy one to use, which is why you will see countless Google results of posts on forums and message boards with people asking how to interpret the info. I do believe it's a good one, but I can't even figure it out most of the time.
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Better yet, avoid the whole problem. Tighten up the security settings on your web browser (presumably IE) and don't run programs of questionable nature. Better yet, use Mozilla (mozilla.com)... it doesn't suffer from fly-by downloads (ever wonder how that adware got on our machine?).
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thanks alot i cant say im extremly advanced but i consider myself pretty well off i just never looked into spyware removal and didnt want to download the wrong program
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Stick with adaware or spybot. They are a safe bet. I use them and recommend the whole heartedly.
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rjmthezonenet -- take a look at the original problem

http://www.ozzu.com/mswindows-forum/stop-error-inaccessable-boot-device-t21850.html

It will give you some insight as to why he's asking the question.
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no thats a diffrent problem im a student and i wanted to start fixing/repairing computers on the side for some spending money and i have a couple of ppl who have a pop up that opens there cd roms changes there homepage and advertises spyware removal program for $19 . the windows problem is seprate.
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I see
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i use this software including spyhunter and i am really happy, and i use pop-up stopper for blocking adv website,

amer :shock:
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Ive had nothing but success with ad-aware 6

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

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I love Adaware!!!! I just fixed 2 clients computers with it and it worked a treat removing dialers and other stuff which had been put on there.
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yes it does work well, I install it first thing when I get a machine with little or no available memory left, and programs running like crazy. Kids downloading garbage while theyre surfing porno sites and who knows what else are a boon for computer repair services.
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I have used Spybot -- but the current Adaware (free version) works so well that I haven't done much with Spybot lately, although I still think it's a good one.
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Is it worth bying Ad Aware???(compared to S&D free and good)
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Adaware is free :)

http://www.download.com and search for Adaware
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i ment Pro...
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I wouldnt bother personally, the free version works fantastic, however on the other hand it depends if you have the money or not. I would guess it had extra features which would be useful.
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I think with the pro version it updates the reference files automatically and has some funtion that acts as a t.s.r.
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well S&D do that already, it directly warns if a website is trying to send some addware or spywares (exept for the automatic update i think)
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I could be wrong about the auto update. I havent read the stats on the pro version. Im personally very happy with the free version.
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I USE SPY SWEEPER FROM WEBROOT
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ice 3131, Please, don't shout. We can all hear you just fine.
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The Pro version of Adaware does have an update but it is not automatic. The Pro version also has Adwatch which monitors your activity and warns you of adware/spyware attempts. It will also block some web sites and pop ups.
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Sorry its just everything that i do is in caps

Im trying to fix that
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ice3131 wrote:
Sorry its just everything that i do is in caps

Im trying to fix that


good luck
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jfvb1225 wrote:
yes it does work well, I install it first thing when I get a machine with little or no available memory left, and programs running like crazy. Kids downloading garbage while theyre surfing porno sites and who knows what else are a boon for computer repair services.





Wouldnt you know this comment got indexed by google and shows up in the serps with my url. :oops:
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i am using them both right now and spybot picks up maybe one or two cookies ad aware overlooks but other then that both are great progs

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