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aRedMoon
July 28th, 2004, 06:00 AM
Before you make a post complaining about a slow computer, try and run one (or both) of the following programs to get rid of spyware/adware.

Ad-aware (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/)
Spybot - Search & Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/)

And after you download them, make sure to update, otherwise you may be looking for month old stuff.


And also, remember that Google (http://www.google.com) is your friend!

If those don't help you out, then go ahead and post a thread! ^^

Jolty-kun
July 28th, 2004, 06:03 AM
cool jkaizer!, i have, norton antivirus, broadband medic and ad-ware, there all very useful, not really heard of spybot!^^

aRedMoon
July 28th, 2004, 06:05 AM
*has no antivirus* >_>;;

But Ad-aware and Spybot are about the same, though I've heard that Spybot can pick up stuff that Ad-aware doesn't. >.o

Jolty-kun
July 28th, 2004, 06:06 AM
mmmm, sounds interesting, were always doing sweeps to see if anything ba is on the computer

perthskies
July 28th, 2004, 06:14 AM
Ad-Aware is better in my opinion, if you pick the in-depth scanning options. Mind you, it takes a long time when it scans inside archives. Spybot has a more user friendly interface... it also has the Immunise function which helps prevent your browser from getting hijacked in the first place.

aRedMoon
July 28th, 2004, 06:50 AM
I actually think Ad-aware is more user-friendly. o_O;

And it looks purdier IMO, so meh. Whatever it doesn't pick up isn't much, so I'm not gonna worry about it.

Kipkip
July 28th, 2004, 04:48 PM
*has no antivirus* >_>;;

But Ad-aware and Spybot are about the same, though I've heard that Spybot can pick up stuff that Ad-aware doesn't. >.o
Spybot picks up some things Ad-aware can't and Ad-aware picks up things Spybot can't get so you should want them both. There is also a Macafee(sp) spyware removal software, but you need to pay. The good thing is that Macafee's thing catches spyware before it goes unto your computer which I think is really cool.

Shadow
July 28th, 2004, 05:11 PM
Yeah I was using only Ad Aware for the longest time, then I got Spybot and right after doing an Ad Aware scan which found like 4 files, I did a Spybot scan for the first time and it found like 50 that Adaware never got (and I forgot to update Spybot before scanning too). x.X Best to have both of them in my opinion. The more the merrier...well not the actual ad/spyware, I mean the removal programs ^.^;;

IceKitten
July 29th, 2004, 12:34 PM
I have SpyBot, I thought it was evil, because my ISP got it on my comp >.>

aRedMoon
August 1st, 2004, 08:33 PM
Remember fellas, it's always good to google too!