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Old 06-02-2006, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need Help With Anti-virus

ok, so my brother love to use internet death explorer and loves to download malicious little useless things. AKA spyware.

i would like some suggestions to which FREE anti-virus/spyware programs to download.

and if you could suggest a good anti-virus program that i may pruchase later on, that would be great.

also, dont mention norton, because i wont use it.

thanks in advance-
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Avast is pretty cool.
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is it free?
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i use avast, seems pretty good, nice and user frienldy, i also go the the norton website occusionly and use there online virus scan to check if i have viruses
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ok thanks guys.....but what about a spyware program??? to like detect and delete?
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Microsoft Windows Defender
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_...der_d4466.html

Spybot
http://www.majorgeeks.com/SpyBot-Sea...roy_d2471.html

Ad-Aware
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Ad-Aware_S...onal_d506.html
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For Spyware I've come across nothing better than the "Trend Micro Venus Spytrap" It really does the job well.

That program in combination with Avast! or AVG turns out to be a really awesome combo.
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Spyware Doctor, you can get it from..........u no.........i think i sent you a PM.
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Follow these instructions carefully

Download ALL 8 programs and update if needed.

Ad Aware SE Personal Free

Spybot Search and Destroy Free

Windows Defender 2 Beta

HijackThis Free

Ewido

CCleaner

Cleanup!

Follow these steps

Delete the prefetch folder C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch, this folder will come back on next reboot.

Delete all cookies and temporary internet files in the control panel.

Go to Start, run, type msconfig, go to startup, disable everything except your antivirus, Firewall, click apply, dont reboot yet.

Download Msconfig Cleanup below

Msconfig Cleanup Free

Run Msconfig Cleanup after you unchecked the items you were told to uncheck and recheck, click "Select All", then click "Clean up Selected", then click "Quit". Make sure your antivirus and firewall are not checked.

Now run each spyware program 1 by 1. Running all 3 at the same time will slow most systems down.

When each program has finished scanning, remove everything.

Now go to the recycle bin and delete everything that is in it.

When finished with the scans, reboot, and go into Safe Mode and run these scans again, remove everything they find, and then reboot back into Windows in normal mode. You dont need to run Hijackthis! yet.

Then run HiJackthis!

Save the log, copy and paste the log on www.techist.com
Do not attach the log, copy and paste always. This will make things go much faster.
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