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Deaners1212

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#1 16 years ago

I downloaded Kazaa a couple months ago and found out it had spyware so I immediatly uninstalled it. But I'm not sure if that completely took it off my system. Is there any way I could get it off my computer. Also my computer reset a couple weeks ago, would that delete spyware or not? Thanks for your help. Peace:rock:




hobo joe

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#2 16 years ago

well i suggest u get nortin anti virus also restarting ur computer wont do anything also delete anything u got from kazaa beacuse thats how u get the virus for the files not the program it slef




madmanfrommars

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#3 16 years ago
Barry

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#4 16 years ago

Uninstalling Kazaa would not remove the spyware. Not sure what you mean by "my computer reset."

You could get PC Mag April 22, 2003, where they compare spyware and spyware removal tools. Just briefly, according to the article, Kazaa was installing the following spyware: Brillian Digital, Cydoor, DoubleClick, DownloadWare, New.net, PromulGate, SaveNow.

In their review of removal tools, PC Mag gave Editor's Choice to PepiMK Software's SpyBot Search & Destroy, a free download from www.pcmag.com. Good luck.

Now....anyone know what kind of spyware or security holes come with Red Swoosh?

Barry




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#5 16 years ago

yup, download Ad-Aware 6.0 - it will take most of all spyware off of your computer. The nice thing about this app is that you can always update the spyware dictionary (kinda like a virus dictionary).

Madmanfrommars posted the link above.

Just about any (free) program you download off the internet such as kazaa, winamp, or something similiar will have some sort of spyware... it's like spam you can never hide from it.




1DeadlySAMURAI

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#6 16 years ago

Kazaa lite doesn't have spyware.

I uninstalled kazaa, removed all spyware with help of Ad-Aware and the i installed kazaa lite. Once that was done i made a new search for spyware but it was empty.

Since then i only use kazaa lite.

http://www.kazaalite.com/




Sh0rD

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#7 16 years ago

yes, the joy of "lite" :D




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#8 16 years ago

I recommend Spybot's Search and Destroy ...

Download Here




Deaners1212

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#9 16 years ago

Since you share files on kazaa, if you select not to share files does that stop people from seeing wut u do on the internet or not?




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#10 16 years ago

Anyone can view anyone else on the interet... it doesn't matter if you use kazaa or not.