double click My Computer / right click Local Disk (C:) / Properties / Tools / Check Now...
Check both entries.
Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / Disk Cleanup
CLEARING INTERNET COOKIES / FILES / HISTORY
IE / Tools / Internet Options
Click Delete Cookies / OK
Click Delete Files / put a check in "Delete All Offline Content" / OK
Click Clear History / Yes
DELETE TEMP FILES
Start / Run / type in: %temp% / OK
Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / Defragmenter
Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)aČ free
- a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.Ad-Aware
- A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.Spybot S&D
- Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.SpywareBlaster
- A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.SpywareGuard
- A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.
If not, you need to. These programs, updated
and used regularly
, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...
Download them, update
them, and then run them.Important:Please
read this tutorial
on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS
damage, if not used properly.