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Virus/Ad-Ware Help!

I know this question has been asked in the past but I know I have one or the other of the above mentioned headaches on my comp.

Could you list the best FREE virus/ad-ware detectors avaliable??? I know you guys would only use the best so share the wealth.  Best would be ones that remove the problem or at least tell you how to.

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You may say I'm a dreamer
I'm not the only one
I hope some day you will join us
And the world will live as one

Thinking of strange days
And wet-dream escapades
Oh this summer is sweet sleep
Because we are living day dreams

Comments

  • TaskyZZTaskyZZ Member Posts: 1,476

    Adaware by Lavasoft (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/)

    and

    SpyBot S & D (Search & Destroy) (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html)


  • NaosNaos Member Posts: 379

    What TaskyZZ said was correct and try SpywareBlaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html as well

  • SerienSerien Member CommonPosts: 8,460

    I prefer spyboy search and destroy over ad aware

    it just works better..lol

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  • TaskyZZTaskyZZ Member Posts: 1,476

    Run them both. No law says you can only run one. Run them both, they will both find stuff the other won't.


  • KiamdeKiamde Member CommonPosts: 5,820

    There are files that Spybot cannot find so run them both at the same time to kill all spyware.

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  • grimweepergrimweeper Member Posts: 2,047

    dont know the site but look it up on google AVG anti-virus system is what i use

    i also heard if you have 2 anti spy-ware programs they might get rid of each other becouse they think the other program is spy-ware

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  • findnolimitfindnolimit Member Posts: 112
    Thnx guys... I'll get them all if I have to...

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    I'm not the only one
    I hope some day you will join us
    And the world will live as one

    Thinking of strange days
    And wet-dream escapades
    Oh this summer is sweet sleep
    Because we are living day dreams

  • DienekesDienekes Member Posts: 484

    If you use Spyware Blaster to secure your system and switch from IE to firefox the amount of spyware ad-ware you get might be reduced to 0. I know it has for me so I have been recommending that combo now.

    "Feel free to hate me, but hate me for the right reasons."

    "Your still ignorant if you believe the first thing you see when the blindfold is removed."

    "Be smart enough to know I'm smarter than you."

  • TaskyZZTaskyZZ Member Posts: 1,476

    Exactly... The best thing you can do is switch to a browser different than Internet Explorer...

    I also advise FireFox. It Rocks!!!


  • jayheld90jayheld90 Member UncommonPosts: 1,714

    i use

    spybot search and destroy

    hijackthis to get rid of plugins in IE so they dont recur (be careful with this though, so you dont delete something you may need)

    and also use kaspersky anti-virus to check for viruses.

    Edit: oh, i also use ZoneAlarm firewall

     


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  • eschienteschient Member Posts: 72

    I use:

    Spybot S&D
    Armor2Net firewall {paid version}
    Opera

    Last dozen spyware scans since using Opera exclusively = 0 problems.

    *happiness*

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    Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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    Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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