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computer spyware - HELP!

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Rowan, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Rowan

    Rowan Rookie

    Nov 12, 2003
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    Norton 2004 detected some adveriser spyware on my computer, but can remove it - any suggestions?

    file names:

    winlink.new
    winshow.new

    threat name:

    Adware.Winshow
     
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  3. David_S

    David_S F1 Veteran
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    The best suggestion would be to remove Norton from your machine, but a reasonable second suggestion would be to install Adaware from Lavasoft.com. It will clean out most if not all of the advertising garbage.
     
  4. Diablo

    Diablo Formula Junior

    go to download.com

    get the software ad-aware and also spybot.
    they should be under the most popular link.

    Good Luck
     
  5. Hubert888

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    Ad-aware 6.0 works wonders
     
  6. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    fyi, it's not lavasoft.com it's www.lavasoftusa.com - that will get you the right tools. also get spybot - do the updates to both of them and then run them - of course not at the same time.
     
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  8. David_S

    David_S F1 Veteran
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    Good catch! 'Fraid I downloaded it from www.lavasoft.de & just assumed the US site would be lavasoft.com :)

    At least we all agree that Adaware is the right tool for the job!
     
  9. Bryan

    Bryan Formula 3

    Just make sure it's Ad-Aware from Lavasoft and not ADA-Ware...a different product
     
  10. Varenne

    Varenne Formula Junior

    Nov 8, 2003
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    I would add one more to the list. I run these three weekly:

    Spybot S&D
    Ad Aware 6.0 and finally
    Spywareblaster

    The last one tries to inoculate your computer against a host of bad stuff before it can get downloaded. All of these have free downloads.

    I used them to cleanup my kids' pc from a ton of porn stuff and they worked wonders.

    Good luck,

    mark
     

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