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My spy sweeper want sweep

It says 4 critcal components and cant locate definitions

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That means that the spyware had damaged the spysweeper software , and probably also the system.

The best solution in this case is saving all your data, then formatting the disk and performing a new system installation.

Before formatting and reinstalling windows you can try the following software, it is one of most powerful, it is safe, and it is free.


Spybot - Search & Destroy - Free software downloads

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