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Try to download & install Spybot S&D from below
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-amp-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html?cdlPid=10861988

then scan for spyware...

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I believe your system is infected by spyware/malware, do a scan using Malwarebytes

Jan 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Malware Part 1: Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Adware


Malwares or Malicious softwares are programs that are made intending to sabotage and destroy your computer or penetrate, spy and steal your information on your computer. These Malicious Software could be categorized into 5 major groups Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware and Adware. What, are the differences between these 5 types?

Viruses are programs that act like biological viruses. They replicate or make a copy of themselves in another host. Using an infected host, like USB Flash disks or drives, viruses infect your computer and wait until you insert another flash disc to infect. While waiting in your computer, viruses, depending on their code, could either slow down the system, mess up your file system, or even destroy your files.

Trojans are programs that do not replicate or copy themselves. Trojans are software that are made by would be hackers to spy on your computer and create what they call back doors. These programs are intentionally placed on your computer directly, where there is physical contact with the computer, or indirectly, where a copy is sent through your Email or even by an infected Flash Drive. The trojan would then be on your computer but it will neither replicate nor crawl to other computers connected to the infected computer.

Worms, on the other hand, are the ones that have the capability to crawl to any computer connected to the infected computer. Worms infect computers through the local network and even through the public networks. Worms infect others by scanning your network and infecting any computer connected to your network. Other Worms would scan your email software for email addresses and send a copy of themselves to your contacts and act like it was sent by you. Worms also have the capability to destroy your files depending on the code programmed into it. Worms also has the effect of slowing down your network speed since it would scan your network and send copies of itself. Worms eat up a lot of bandwidth in a network.

Spyware and Adware are almost the same. The difference of these two is the intent and the usage. Spyware as its name implies is used to spy your computer for any vulnerabilities. Adware on the other hand is used to constantly bug you with Advertisements. Normally known as Unwanted Pop-ups. Both, however, can infect you by websites, that without your permission, that copy or install these unwanted software into your computer. Spyware and Adware, are sometimes also considered as Trojans by other Antivirus Software since it does not replicate or crawl in the network but does damage to your computer.

Whichever type, these Malicious Software, is harmful to your computer and is a threat to your personal security. It is best to be able to early detect these software and be able to purge them out of your system. As prolonged, exposure to these Malicious Software is very damaging which could cause you to lose your data.

In Malware Part 2: Malware Detection and Removal, we will discus how to detect malware and some basic techniques in removing these Malicious Software.

on May 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My ibm netvista 6270 reboot evry time !! my mothercard is ms 6188 pIII 64 Mo


There could be several things wrong but with the information provided, I am going to say that you have a virus and/or spyware. Run a complete scan on system with both antivirus and spyware remover. Rid of all spyware. If you have Limewire, delete it and reboot. This should stop the computer from rebooting.

May 09, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I have a toshiba satellite a-210 laptop only 8 months but it has become very slow to respond to mouse clicks. I am afraid I have a virus


You probably have spyware, especially if you surf the net a lot.

Download Ad-Aware from http://lavasoft.com/

also try spyware doctor: http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/?ref=afl_nenextech

Ad-Aware is a great program for scanning and removing spyware and is free. Spyware Doctor removes more spyware, but cost money for the full version. The free version will scan, but won't remove much without you paying for it. It is a very good program though, and the free program will tell you if you have infections.

Sep 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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When I close a window on internet explorer I get a error message and all windows close


I think Virus is infected to ur internet explorer or else any spyware is infected so put antivirus and update and scan and also the spyware also install and update and scan the machine if it is still not proper just reinstall entire Operting sytem

Jul 31, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Antivirus xp 2008


in order to uninstall the anti virus from your system you need to visit the vendors site of your anti virus and download uninstaller and run the same. You can also visit download.com or gur.in to get uninstaller tools

Jul 21, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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After having update done I still have(WARNING!sPYWARE iNFECTION) ON THE TOOLBAR AND STILL POPS UP EVERY TWO OR THREE MINS.


Just for the sake of my knowledge, what toolbar are you talking about and did it mention the exact or generic name of the so-called infection. The reason I ask this is because some toolbars will have you believe that you have a spyware infection in order to get you to buy their suggested spyware cleaner i.e. false and misleading technique to sell a product that usually does nothing except lead to more such indications. However if you want a very good free cleaner, give SpywareBlaster 4.0 and Spybot Search and Destroy 1.52 a try. Both are free and both work exceptionally well in concert, the first as a preventative vaccine type of software, and the second as a very good trojan and spyware scanner. I use both of them along with my Avast 4.8 software that now also includes a spyware scanner. Between the three of them I would hazard a guess that the only way you would have a real infection is if you went purposely disregarded all warnings. www.safer-networking.com and www.avast.com for the last two, www.javacoolsoftware.com for Spywareblaster

Jun 01, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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My computer is infected with spyware and won't turn on


How do you know that your computer is infected with spyware if it won"t turn on?
The problem that you post can be anything starting from electrical problems to viruses or even a fried cockroach inside the computer case, ask a computer technician to check it out.

May 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Computer Freezes when connected to internet.


The first step is to verify that you are not infected with a spyware or virus infection. The fact that you are only having freezing problems when you are connected to the internet is a sign that you may have some kind of infection.

The Geek Squad website has links to free online virus and spyware scanners that can tell you if you're infected.

http://www.geeksquad.com/tools/detail.aspx?id=377

If those scans come up as clean could you please post a Hijackthis log file so we can look at what processes you have running?

Apr 30, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Ads keep popping up when am online and offline, I have warning tabs saying that I have been infected with spyware. I am on verizon fios network and have virus scan and spyware removal tools that I used,...


Hello there.

Virus and spyware problems are very popular unfortunately, most tools are unable to find and repair all problems, so its best to try alternative methods to remove the most stubbern infections.

I suggest using an online scanner, something like http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/tools/security_tools/housecall . Open this address and click "Launch Housecall free scan". This will download the files needed through your web browser and run a scan without actually installing the antivirus package in windows. It wont interfere with existing antivirus / antispyware software.

If you cannot remove all infections, then please show us a screenshot or a list of the infections from the scan end page and we will assist.

Hope this helps.

Apr 10, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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