any good free antivirus/spyware/etc..

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  1. d3cromanc3r

    d3cromanc3r 79 Слизняков

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    it seems as though i've contracted some kind of virus or spyware or something, as i'm getting a ridiculous ammount of popups. I downloaded the free version of AVG and ran a scan, but it didn't solve the problem.

    normally, i would just to a destructive reformat, but i just got this computer(had a friend build it for me) and he didn't give me a cd like the one that came with my old computer, so i don't know if i can do that without the os cd.

    so i'm looking for a free program that's actually worth a shit. any insight?
     
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    Malwarebytes.org has a pretty good spyware app.
     
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    +1

    I've had great success using it.
     
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    www.comodo.com has all sors of free apps that are ... REALLY good.
     
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    Recently I had the opportunity to run MalwareBytes, and it did okay, but there were a few things it simply couldn't remove. It was able to do enough to get the spyware to not interfere with an installation of Avast! antivirus, which then rebooted and did a pre-Windows scan that fixed the remaining problems.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    magic jellybean to find the cd key, then borrow a disc from someone and use your own key.
     
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    d3cromanc3r 79 Слизняков

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    well i ran it this morning and haven't had any problems in the past 24 hours and my computer is back to running fast again, so i think it solved the problem. thank you.
     

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