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Windows 7: Suggest a free spyware program

01 Jan 2011   #11
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If that doesn't clear it up you could look at TeamViewer, it lets someone who you choose, to take over the PC and try and figure out what's wrong with it. But that's very last case. Myself or someone from here would be glad to help you if it comes down to that. But my motto is "Give a man a fish, you feed him for 1 night, Teach the man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime." So rather than have someone do it for you, it's probably best to learn for yourself. But as I said, let us know if things change

EDIT: Make sure your Aunt doesn't click on those "YOU WIN A FREE _______" Ads, my mom does that a lot, then wonders why her PC is slow


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01 Jan 2011   #12
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

if you need on demand protection while surfing the web i would recommend an application like PeerBLock. As for spyware scanners Adaware and Malwarebyes
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01 Jan 2011   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Worst case scenario:

Go to bleepingcomputer.com and open a case on their forums. They will assign an expert to your specific case. Follow his instructions to the very last detail and don't take advice from anyone else in the thread. I have seen them do some remarkable things getting rid of viruses and malware that traditional tools would not touch. They use some exotic tools that are not part of the average person's arsenal.
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01 Jan 2011   #14
TonyTiger2004

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Worst case scenario:

Go to bleepingcomputer.com and open a case on their forums. They will assign an expert to your specific case. Follow his instructions to the very last detail and don't take advice from anyone else in the thread. I have seen them do some remarkable things getting rid of viruses and malware that traditional tools would not touch. They use some exotic tools that are not part of the average person's arsenal.

Your not suppose to run people off lol im jp good advice!
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02 Jan 2011   #15
edilee012

Win7 64
 
 

Well put Golden!

If we could get everyone to use this method there would be a lot less threats circulating around.
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02 Jan 2011   #16
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edilee012 View Post
Well put Golden!

If we could get everyone to use this method there would be a lot less threats circulating around.
Thanks. We try our best, but its human nature (and in fact evolutionary) to want to shortcut as quickly as possible.

Remember the layered approach, and 9/10 times you will be OK.
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02 Jan 2011   #17
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi Edilee,

Something to bear in mind : paid software doesn't always neccesarily perform any better than free software. MSE for example, is free, and its very good, probably one of the best. There isn't a single piece of software that will protect you outright : you need a layered approach to security.

In general, a security approach should include:

1. A good NAT router
2. Firewall
3. "Anti-virus" software
4. "Anti-malware" software

Last, and by no means least, you should common sense when browsing the WWW. This is perhaps an area we are least good at. Its so tempting to those of us that are least in the know to click on links proclaiming to give us something for nothing, or to scan and fix our computers. If its too good to be true, it probably is.

Regards,
Golden
5. A sensible end user!
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08 Mar 2011   #18
creshel101

Windows XP Professional
 
 

We cannot totally say which one is the best because this anti-virus may work for me but not for others, usually it's a case to case basis. Just install an anti-virus and an anti-spyware, pick whatever that works best for you!
For me I have found a great anti-spyware tool, you can check their fanpage on facebook Login | Facebook
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08 Mar 2011   #19
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Superantispyware free
Malwarebytes free
Emsisoft free
Hitman pro free
Since ive changed my security to not let anything in anymore ( sandboxie, comodo, returnil, geswall, etc) ive noticed i dont need to have scanner apps that need to be updated anymore.
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08 Mar 2011   #20
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Try ClamWin
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