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    free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    Could someone tell me what the best free spyware removal tool is?


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    Re: free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    It depends. There are several good ones and it doesn't hurt to use more than one.

    AdAware (Ad-Aware by Lavasoft - Antivirus software, free spyware removal, firewall)

    The home of Spybot-S&D! - spybot search and destroy

    Malwarebytes.org - malwarebytes is good too


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    Re: free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    Generally Spyware comes with popups for good spyware removal tools. Just click on one of those, and it will route you to a good solution.



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    Re: free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    super anti spyware is the best
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    Re: free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    www.iobit.com
    DL the "Advanced Systems Care" and do it everyother day or so to keep clean.

    If you really think you have a problem go to Trend Micro HouseCall - Free Online Virus and Spyware Scan - Trend Micro USA and run the scan.



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    Re: free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    Dont mess around with the free spyware. Every free one I have tried didnt help and some made the problems worse. I have been happy with Spyhunter.


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    Re: free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    thanks for you help


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    Re: free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    Free spyware tools are the best spyware tools, IMO.

    I have seen so many machines crippled by the pay-for vendors it's absurd.

    You really do need to figure out what you've got first, though to get real utility out of them.

    SDFix and Combofix are good generic tools as well.


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    Re: free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    Free spyware tools are the best spyware tools, IMO.

    I have seen so many machines crippled by the pay-for vendors it's absurd.

    You really do need to figure out what you've got first, though to get real utility out of them.

    SDFix and Combofix are good generic tools as well.
    This is correct here, I have never seen a pay for spyware tool that actually out performed the free ones.

    I recommend Malwarebytes.org It does a great job, Also mentioned above was super antispyware is also a good one but I prefer malware bytes to it



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    Re: free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    I use SpywareBlaster (not a remover...a blocker) and Spybot S&D (mentioned above). I also use A-squared Free to scan and remove (if found) spyware. Here is a link to it:

    a-squared Free - Free of charge Anti-Virus, Anti-Trojan, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Dialer and Anti-Worm Software - Freeware!



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    Re: free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    spybot is the official one used by ISU IT dept and is free and open source so no ulterior motives there. I have used it with success.

    Also make damn sure you have all the critical updates from microsoft.



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    Re: free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    spybot is the official one used by ISU IT dept and is free and open source so no ulterior motives there. I have used it with success.

    Also make damn sure you have all the critical updates from microsoft.
    Not just microsoft anymore

    Even Acrobat Reader has been having critical security issues patched recently.


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    Re: free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    Not extensively pursuing the Crystal Defanti video will help avoid problems as well.



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    Re: free Spyware removal tool!! Please Help

    My sister got the "anti-virus virus" today and I've been helping her with it by running MBAM. It seemed to do a thorough sweep, detecting 8 files on the full scan, and I immediately started a second scan just to be sure. My question is- After I got the logfile of trojans removed, it said the computer had to restart, as expected. I restarted the computer and when it was booting back up I got a message that windows could not start properly, so I selected "restore to last working point" or whatever. It started up again fine, but MBAM was gone so I had to download it again from malwarebytes. Is this reboot error common? We're running Vista (unfortunately) if that makes a difference. Thanks.



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