My computer is being overrun with spyware. Does anyone know any programs to get rid of spyware other than Spybot, and Ad-Aware.
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
The only other one that I have heard people talk about is Bullet Proofl. I can't vouch on its effectiveness, though, as I have never tried it. By the way, this is not the tech forum. ;)
Ad-ware is possibly the best program http://www.download.com/3120-20-0.html?qt=ad-ware&tg=dl-2001&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=+Go%21+
If you want two programs that actually work use, Spybot and Ad-Aware.
Make sure you do the updates. They will not remove Trojans or viruses however. But they are the best for spyware.
All the other ones are second rate, so Im not sure why you would want them....
moving to tech forum.
This isn't much of a tech question....more of a Silly question seeing he has the two best answers in his question- :lol:
Does anyone know any programs to get rid of spyware other than Spybot, and Ad-Aware.
I'll even add a hint......One starts with S the other with an A
He wants to know if anyone knows any OTHER progs then S&A, So S and A isnt a legit answer, And my answer is no, I dont. but there are others.
Oh, I know! You can go through your hard drive and registry deleting anything that remotely looks like adware or spyware, like I did once. I spent about a week trying to clear that up. And I now have 3 installations of Windows 2000 on my computer. :lookaround:
Or.. you can try Spysweeper. The website won't let me post a URL so please type the product name (spysweeper) and add a com behind it in your browser and you should be able to get to it. First I recommand doing this, I'm assuming you're on Windows XP but even if you arn't these instrustions should be remotly accurate. Download the program first and update it with all the new files it has. After that follow these directions to assure you get rid of all your spyware: Go to "Start" on your toolbar-> Click on "Run"-> Type "MSCONFIG" in the box and hit enter -> You'll come to a window that says "System Configuration Utility" -> It should be stationed on the "General" tab -> You then select the little button that says "Selective Startup" and promptly uncheck "Load startup items" -> If you have start up items you'd like or need to load then click on the "Startup" tab at the top of the window and select the programs you'd like to start up -> After you complete this click "OK" and then restart your computer. -> after your computer restarts run "Spysweeper" program and then delete everything that is found, make sure you also delete it out of quartine so you know that it is gone forever. After that just watch out to what sites you go to. I hope tis works for you, I use to fix a lot of computers for a public school and Spyware/Adware was one of the biggest problems I ever saw and I had no problem cleaning it up with those steps if you do it correctly, good luck.