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Can't get my spy sweeper to work

Everytime i try to sweep my computer for spyware about 3 minutes into the sweep the signal to my monitor seems to cut off and i can't get a signal from my computer.

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  • texchic May 20, 2008

    My computer freezes after only running SS for 4 minutes. I have to manually turn off my computer, which I hate doing. The SS tech group won't email me back on what could be causing this. Was wondering if any of you know what I can do?

    Thanks.

    TexChic


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My computer says spysweep i try i dont know whats wrong

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Yes, this seems to be a common problem with SpySweeper.
This may not be a solution, but why not try http://housecall65.trendmicro.com/

It scans your PC online, and its free. I thought I removed all spyware/malware etc from my PC using my regular anti-virus and spyware detect software (which I use almost daily). I just tried this online yesterday and it detected 2 Malware and 3 adware programs still on my PC, plus a lot of other stuff..

Try it. Its free after all :)

Posted on May 03, 2008

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