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Possible spyware infection

Can i use system restore to remove spyware or trojans installed on laptop?

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Spyware rarely work alone, they come in clotted groups, usually from different or sometimes a similar source online. When they enter a computer system, the code works in such a way that they start to take over certain bits of the computer and 'tells' the computer to do things - usually without your knowledge. Anything from sending out emails, taking your particulars and passwords or resetting the system configuration - it leads to system degradation and a violation of your privacy as a PC user. You can easily detect Spyware when you notice things like your disk space slowly eroding away day by day, a degradation in your computer's performance, unwanted pop-ups ads, internet connectivity problems and strange messages that say 'you are already logged into another computer'.

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Absolutelly not. Spyware or malware infections must be solved only with an appropiate program
There are two good programs to solve this issue, both of them free
- Ad-aware by Lavasoft www.lavasoft.com
- Spybot www.safer-networking.org


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My acer laptop is running so slow


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Do a disc clean-up of your hard drive...Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disc Clean-up
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Try this first...go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Restore...and restore your computer to a time when it was running fast.
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It is a free program with tech help via the web thru web chat. He can even take control of your computer and do the removal work for you if it is not removed by Microsoft Safety Scanner.
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http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?tag=mncol

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a system restore does not remove files, it only reverts windows to previously installed settings.

you really want to get a program to scan for and delete/purge/quarantine dodgy files.

i really do recommend Spybot S&D (search and destroy) for finding these pests, you can get it from:

www.safer-networking.org/

it also helps prevent you getting infected in future. much better than antivirus software. this Anti-Spyware software actually does the job ;)

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so if you have some important doc ex. you must make a copy of them somewhere. if you have a D: drive on your pc you can use that as backup disk.

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