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Is there a free virus scan protection
After the scan, the program will ask you to reboot. So restart your PC at once. Do not wait for anything else. Just reboot your PC right away. Using the spyware scanner, do a quick scan of your system after you reboot. If there are still spyware infections, reboot and do another full scan.
I know, I know - it's tedious, isn't it? Well, that's the price we must pay for spyware and adware infection. Just look at it as a viral infection. If we do not kill the viruses in our body with antibiotics, the remaining viruses will become stronger and adapt to the medicine. That's just the way it is when you are on a Windows machine. The best thing you can do is prevent infection in the first place. You really have to watch out for malicious websites and never click on suspicious email attachments.
It's unfortunate that in this day and age spyware and adware are still in fashion. Don't lose all hope because even though it is an arms race, the good guys are almost always on top of the situation.
Posted on Feb 28, 2012
Yes. There are also free Spyware detectors. Spyware is worse than a virus.
Do the following steps.
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Turn the system restore off. System restore keeps everything in restore. Meaning......... If you have spyware or a virus, it will stay in your system. Run Spybot S&D (This program is free and is better than using msconfig as long as you go through the settings and change everything to the highest settings.) Then do the same with Adaware 2008 (sounds stupid to use 2 things for spyware, but one catches what the other one does not.). I have links on my website (tandnfamilyelectronics-online.com). These links go directly to the download so you will not get the run around. You would do good to try a program called Window Washer (http://www.download.com/Free-Internet-Window-Washer/3000-2144_4-10436825.html?cdlPid=10731707). This is a great program that completely cleans anything in your computer that you do not need. It will not clean out anything that you have to have. I have used this for years to clean out my customers computers and have cleaned as much as 3 gigs of trash out. If you contact me I will give you some tools that I have for free that will do a great job on your computer. I have them ready to download and I will give you the link. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Send me the complete specs of your system and I can help you more. I hope that this helps you. There is no reason the really buy a program for spyware when there are free things to use that work great. Free AVG is a great Antivirus and yes it is also free. It will check your e-mail coming and going. It will also let your friends now that the E-mail does not have a virus. It also has a spyware program that is free. This day and time with all of the spyware out on the net you can never have too many programs for spyware. I would not run all of them at the same time though. Make sure that you do not use your computer during any scan. Defrag is also something to do after you do everything else. Some people will tell you that should not reload your computer. If nothing seems to work then sometimes that is the only good way to get it repaired right. Most of the programs that come pre-installed on a store bought computer is useless and most are even trail software that causes problems when they expire. Let me know if this helps at all. Please rate me if it helps.
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