Sorry for the noob question, but I just recently moved to a new house and have been hit with massive spyware problems that have reeked havik on my computer.
In a nutshell, Ive had this computer for 5 years (and lived at the same location all that time), and just moved into a (new) home. In 5 years Ive never had a problem with the spyware (nothing I knew about, and nothing that ever caused probs). All of a sudden Ive been plaqued with them to the point that Ive had to run the restore disk in my puter 3 times in the past 6 weeks! I downloaded Spybot and Ad Aware as well as a McAffee firewall. Anything else I can do? BTW the computer is an eMachines 400i...with dial up
Dont laugh, its been great and will have to do a bit longer. Im getting ready to buy a new computer, but am kinda afraid with all the probs Ive been having recently. Im relatively computer literate, but not super techno, so any info/advice whatever would be great. Thanx, Chewy
EDIT: Oh yeah I forgot to mention...when I run the above spyware fix programs, it mentions that some, if deleted, may cause certain programs to no longer run properly or at all. How do I know which is ok and which is not? Thanx again.