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Removing Spyware With Spybot S&d


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#1 di9571

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 04:00 AM

I'm not sure this is the place to ask this. I was advised in a computer store to use Spybot S&D but warned that removing spyware with it could also remove bits of Windows and result in my computer not working properly. That can't be right, can it?

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 05:57 AM

Hello di9571

Spybot S&D is a commonly used and highly recommended anti-spyware tool. For more information about it, please see the tutorial here.
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Posted 04 July 2006 - 06:52 AM

Thank you quietman7. I did scan quickly through the tutorial but there is a lot to read. The steps through it are very clear. I've printed it now, so I don't miss anything.

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 06:56 AM

Your welcome. Post back if you have more questions.

BTW there are more free scanning tools recommended in "Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
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Posted 05 July 2006 - 01:24 AM

Most member have, in addition to Spybot, several other anti-spyware applications. Ad-AwareSE is a very good (free) product. I have used both for more than three years on several computers running different versions of Windows, and have never had a problem with them removing legitimate operating system files.
However, both of these applications have a quarantine function, which will allow you to restore anything deleted---just in case.
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