Can anyone give me advice on how to get rid of adware/spyware?

oopapercutoo

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It seems my computer has become infested with an infinite amount of adware and spyware as of late, and I'm in dire need of cleaning it out. The only problem is that I don't know the first thing about how to go about doing so.

Does anyone know of a free program I could download that would clean my computer for me, or have any tips as to what kind of files I should be looking for while cleaning my computer? Any help you can offer me would be greatly appreciated!
 

REDZULU2003

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download ad-aware or spybot search and destroy.
 

oopapercutoo

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Thanks Red, I appreciate the help.
 

TimBo755

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I recommend downloading both and using them together to get the best results..
 
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ad-aware works for me usually. Just make sure and always download the newest reference file.
 

oopapercutoo

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I wasn't able to find either of these programs...can anyone link me to their homepages?
 
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oopapercutoo said:
It seems my computer has become infested with an infinite amount of adware and spyware as of late, and I'm in dire need of cleaning it out. The only problem is that I don't know the first thing about how to go about doing so.

Does anyone know of a free program I could download that would clean my computer for me, or have any tips as to what kind of files I should be looking for while cleaning my computer? Any help you can offer me would be greatly appreciated!
Oo -- thanks for asking this question. I just added Ad-aware and was able to delete 61 unwanted entries.
 

German Stallion

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Here is the routine: Just did it on three computers, so know what is happening. My laptop had 328 spyware junk on it. It had almost quit! Another I did had 800 on it and anothe 300 so what I am going to tell you works and it is free. Go to www.spychecker.com When you get there, go to the anti spyware downloads, then on the next screen check the small blue that says freeware, next screens, go to the very bottom, Adware. Download it. When it loads, check for updates; when that loads follow the directions and start and next. It will scan your computer. Will take a little time but you will be amazed at what you have for a computer again! You are welcome. GS
 
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download a p2p program like limewire, and download the full registered w/ serial numbers and everything. you can get adaware and spybot and pop up blocker, full registered access, not to mention dozens of other programs.
 
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