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Spyware guard 2008

I just purchased system suite 9 to help get rid of spyware guard 2008. It didn't even find the problem let alone fix it. Is there something I can do or did I just waste my money! Also my aol won't run with the firewall on. When I try to run system cleaner it just stops. Doesn't lock up or freeze it just stops. Any info would help.

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The Internet has made our lives easier but it comes with a few curses too. While the Internet has changed the way we do business and share things, it has also led to online frauds and crimes. When you download or purchase a product online, you can never be 100% percent certain of its authenticity until you actually use the product or service yourself. This is because the Internet has become the new frontier for criminals who find it easier to cheat people and cause damage to them due to its sheer reach to millions of users. One unique way of gaining illegal access to your computer that is used by cyber criminals is to create fake antispyware or antivirus programs that are actually malicious software.

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Spyware Guard 2008 is another scam trying to gain money by manipulating people who are worried about cyber safety.
Use manual removal: http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-spyware-guard-2008.html

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Bad news jmgreen30. Spyware Guard 2008 is a fake anti-spyware program which is actually malware which tries to trick you into giving them money. Here is some info on it. Unfortunately there is no way to get your money back from this type of company that I am aware of.

If you are comfortable with spy/malware removal the link above will help you remove it. If not you can try using some of the free programs out there such as Spybot and Adaware.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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    Hmm it looks like I may have misread your problem a little. You purchased Avanquest not Spyware Guard. Either way the solution is the same. Try a different anti-spyware program like Spybot. As for the firewall stopping yahoo; there should be settings in system suite firewall that will allow exception to pass through. In this case you want to make an exception for AOL.

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