Free Virus/Spyware Remover???

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  1. DSAzeppelin

    DSAzeppelin New Member

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    Hey guys,

    my computer somehow got infected with a lot of spyware and other crap.

    I looked on google for some free virus and spyware remover programs, and all of the ones I found that were trusty, were free to scan your computer, but you had to pay to actually remove the stuff.

    I've downloaded about 20 programs that were from recognizable, known websites, but I havnt had any luck finding ones that will actually remove the infected files.

    I would buy an actual antivirus protection program, however I cannot afford it, so I have to resort to whatever I can find.

    can any hep me out, and point me in the right direction ?
     
  2. tenmeikanoh

    tenmeikanoh New Member

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    I don't know which one's the best these days, but I like to use Ad-Aware SE. You can get it from download.com.
     
  3. tenmeikanoh

    tenmeikanoh New Member

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    Oh and grisoft.com for free anti-virus.
     
  4. ZetecRacing

    ZetecRacing New Member

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    get spybot too. ad-aware will find something and spybot will find other things.
     
  5. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    there's a free version of avg antivirus.

    and a stand alone scanner you can use is mcafee stinger. you can download it from their website.
     
  6. Apothis

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    For free antivirus, I've found this to be better than either AVG or Avast.

    For spyware removal, I've found that spybot, more often than not, picks up only about 1/4 of what ad-aware does. So ad-aware has my vote there too.
     
  7. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    and if you have browser helper objects (bho's) that adaware and spybot don't fix, hijackthis will remove them. but be careful how you use it - it identifies valid things for removal too
     
  8. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    :werd: the free AVG anti-virus has yet to fail me.
     
  9. DSAzeppelin

    DSAzeppelin New Member

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    THANKS guys :bigthumb:

    I was getting frustated because all the "Free" programs that are suppost to help me, would always ask for my credit card...and 3 payments of $40...and crap... :rolleyes: :hs:

    thanks again :coold:
     
  10. Omega6_Virus

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    I don't like Ad Aware. If you use about:blank for your home page, and then run Ad-Aware, MSN will become your homepage. It just makes me think that if that is being done, something else may be going on too. But I support Microsoft.

    I do, however, trust SpyBot. Solid program.
     

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