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Old 06-17-2005, 12:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1/ I downloaded a free spyware killer and what aload of crap it turned out to be, now I'm being swamped with spyware, pop ups, toolbars and the lot! Of which I didn't have before so I've had to uninstall it, does anyone know a decent free spyware killer?

2/ Is there a way to completely get rid of internet explorer? I use firefox and I'm annoyed everytime I access my emails via msn messenger it goes through IE and I get pop ups etc.
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Spybot Search & Destroy is the best spyware program IMHO. There's a way to get rid of IE somehow, and it's on the boards somewhere, but I can't find it at the moment.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by macdude425
[B]Spybot Search & Destroy is the best spyware program IMHO.

Correct please D/L the 1.1.3TX version

I wouldn't get rid of IE cause then you can't do your windows update crap (doesn't work in mozilla) you'll phically have to click mozilla and go in that way

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You cant uninstall Internet Explorer. I believe it is mingled together with Windows Explorer, and you definitely cant remove that.

I personally use and recommend the following:

AVG Virus Scanner (free)
Spybot S&D (free)
Ad-Aware (free)
ZoneAlarm (free)

You've been here for a while, so you might know about the big list of free software downloads. Otherwise, search TF or Google.
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Thanks I downloaded Ad Aware, used to have it on my Dell and it worked great.

436 critical objects found on the scan
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Why do you people get 8 programs to solve your problems when you can get 1..... FIREFOX!!!!!
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Why do you people get 8 programs to solve your problems when you can get 1..... FIREFOX!!!!!
"you people"??? "8 programs" forgive us We didn't mean to offend you and it's 2 vprograms not 8!

Firefox decreases alot of it, however you still get cookies and a some of spyware programs, but not as many as IE

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Why spyware remover did you use?
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Why do you people get 8 programs to solve your problems when you can get 1..... FIREFOX!!!!!
I've gotten a virus warning from Avast! while using Firefox, so it's not 100% safe. You should still have some type of anti-virus and anti-spy/adware.
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I've gotten a virus warning from Avast! while using Firefox, so it's not 100% safe. You should still have some type of anti-virus and anti-spy/adware.
You cant tell FF users that, FF is unstoppable to them....
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