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Old 07-21-2005, 01:15 PM   #1
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Old 07-21-2005, 04:05 PM   #2
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non of them seem to get rid of the recyclers spyware i have. they all find them and say they have been deleted but they do just what they say recycle again and again.
But i use microsoft antispyware.
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:00 PM   #3
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There is no one program that will get them all. That's why you run more then one. Gives that one, two punch to the nasties. Now in my case I run AdAware se backed up by Spybot S&D. I keep them updated regularly and run them every day. M$ antispyware beta just don't get it for me though. It's big and clunky. I'll wait on the final release.
Something to note however for those nasties that keep comming back there is one or two things going on. One they have gotton in to the reg and when the system boots up they get activated and the ad/spy/malware program can't remove a running program. This is cured by running your ad/spy/malware tools from safe mode.
The other thing that comes to mind is like a virus the nasties have taken root in the restore points. In this case you have to shut them off and go to safe mode to run the tools.
Seti says: Turning off the restore points will delete them. But sometimes you have to do what you have to do.
EDIT: Also in Adaware you have to delete the archived items it finds. Otherwise other ad/spy/malware tools may pick up on the archive. Spybot S&D tells you about this when it loads up.
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:23 PM   #4
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Use all these free security apps and you will be OK

Avast Anti Virus http://www.avast.com/

Spybot Search & Destroy http://www.safer-networking.org/

Ad-Aware http://www.lavasoftusa.com

SpywareBlaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

CWSHREDDER http://www.intermute.com/products/cwshredder.html

McAfee Stinger http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

Microsoft Antispyware http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...e/default.mspx

Sygate Firewall Free Version http://smb.sygate.com/products/spf_standard.htm

And last but not least is MoveOnBoot 1.9.5 (this file is down the bottom in Old Version (Freeware), this will shift the most persistent file on boot up ... http://www.gibinsoft.net/gipoutils/fileutil/index.htm
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Old 07-21-2005, 06:38 PM   #5
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AdAware
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ScanSpyware

I use both of those when a computer come to my place to be cleaned.
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Old 07-21-2005, 07:10 PM   #6
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Wombat has the key as well as Seti. Spywareblaster, spybot, and MS antispyware all run in the background with no conflict or system usage. Also add winpatrol. It is a catchall for anything that tries to hijack your start menu. I have used Zonealarm free for years with no problem but that is a personal preference.
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I'd definitely recommend Spyware Blaster. It prevents a lot of cookies and spyware from getting on your PC.

If configured correctly, you can probably get away with just Spybot, Ad-Aware and another free program, but really, you need a paid one, like CounterSpy or SpySweeper for maximum protection.

MSAS has took some spyware off its list recently, so i don't recommend it at all.
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Well, used to be adaware but microsoft has come through and I think with there extra features such as helping with browser hijacking and such....they win with me!
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