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Old 02-11-2004, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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for anybody who's done an adware/spyware removal on someone's PC, what's the largest number of adware's you had to get rid of?

I'll start off by saying appr. 620( !!!) on ym girlfriends computer. and she was wondering why the computer was slow and she kept getting disconnected from the net!!
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The max was on my 4 year old computer which nobody uses anymore. Except me messing around with it.... It was about 200... not as much as your girlfriend though.....
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Old 02-11-2004, 04:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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still worked with such a number !
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Old 02-11-2004, 05:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow! The most I have seen is 212 on a P3 my family used for about a year and a half....... That was after my dad ended up getting a new machine since it didnt do anything....
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LOL! 620 adwares, is an OS, all on it's own. I can picture it now... as soon as she opens a browser, the spyware and adware start battling it out, to he which one can mess up the system more.
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Gmt, anybody knows it? when my mom uses my computer, she ALWAYS gets this thing.
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I really wish that I took a screen shot of it but.... 1192!
About 800 or so were data-mining cookies.
I usually scan this girl's computer from wherever I am once a week. This accumulated after only 9 days!!! So you may ask, WTF did she do in 9 days????
Installed Kazaa......

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hmm lemme run it and see. brb.

Edit: 46 - HAH thats weak.
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WHHOOAA!!! just when i thought i had the record...
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1192 oh my god.... i think she did more than install Kazaa.....
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