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OK, so i let my little sister use my computer this afternoon whilst i was out because hers is on the fritz, and she managed to get some sort of bloody spyware on here, I need a good spyware removal utility fast, because im getting really annoyed with these damn popups.

Please help.

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spybot search and destory
ad-aware personal
hijack this (if its really bad)
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Ive tried Spybot b4 and all it did was make things worse. anyone else had this problem? Ive seen alot of ppl refer it though.
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How did it make it worse?
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post #6 of 19
if you have a windows, download their antispyware program. should be on the downloads page on microsoft.com
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Next on the list:

AVG Anti-Spyware.

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/avg-anti.../lng/us/tpl/v5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLegend View Post
How did it make it worse?
Well it just made the CPU lock at 100%, didnt actually get rid of anything, and it almost seemd like there was more spyware on here than b4 i downloaded it.
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unl33t View Post
Well it just made the CPU lock at 100%, didnt actually get rid of anything, and it almost seemd like there was more spyware on here than b4 i downloaded it.
The tool itself can't add more spyware, but I am guessing you ran the tool while in your profile.

You'll need to run, like any other anti-malware software, Spybot in safe mode to achieve actual results. It is CPU intensive of course, but the lock at 100% is probably due in part to the spyware and not the program.
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post #10 of 19
also if you are comfortable messing with reg keys, go in and delete some stuff that might be starting up on boot.

you can go to start>run>msconfig and then go to the startup tab and take out anything that looks fishy and you know isn't something you want there.
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