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#1 Young Whippersnapper

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 10:25 AM

Hi there,
Ive some horrible spyware problem in my computer. I have this balloon at the bottom right hand corner of the screen that pops up every 5 seconds telling me the my computer is infected as I have some spyware. Ive tried downloading some such as Ad-Aware SE Personal, which I dont know how to use, and cant seem to configure the spyware definitions and connect to the lavasoft server (message: Error retrieving data). Also tried downloading Spybot Search and Destroy which I cant seem to install. After I run everything and press ready to install, an error message pops up that says "Error sending request. A connection with the server could not be established".

How am i supposed to download an antispyware software when the anti-spyware doesnt even allow me to install it?? Im really puzzled and frustrated and any help would be greatly appreciated. At least I can still use the internet.

Many thanks.

PS: just a note for your info- my antivirus definitions is about 220+ days over and I tried installing an online game the other day and got the same "Server Error" message.

Mod Edit - Moved to appropriate forum - Leurgy

Edited by Leurgy, 24 January 2006 - 11:02 AM.


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#2 Ihab N. Z

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 10:40 AM

MS Anti Spyware (Beta) :thumbsup:

Edited by Ihab N. Z, 24 January 2006 - 10:41 AM.

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#3 Leurgy

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 11:22 AM

See if you can run the ewido online scanner beta.

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail. Abraham Maslo

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 Trying to remove your data from the web is like trying to remove pee from a swimming pool


#4 Young Whippersnapper

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 06:39 AM

Thanks very much guys!! :D

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 11:33 AM

If your virus definitions are that old is it because your subscription has run out? If so, uninstall your current antivirus and get one of these free ones:

Antivirus
AVG Free Edition Antivirus
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware
AntiVir Personal Edition Classic Freeware
BitDefender 8 Free Edition AntiVirus Freeware
eTrust Antivirus One Year Free Trial

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail. Abraham Maslo

**** We use our powers for good, not evil ****

 Trying to remove your data from the web is like trying to remove pee from a swimming pool





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