Posted 06 December 2004 - 02:20 AM
First, you need to download and install two very good applications that will help remove spyware from your system:
1. Spybot Seach and Destroy.
2. Ad-Aware SE
use Google to find download sites, install both programs, and then be sure to update both. Once you have update their definitions, run Ad-Aware and the Spybot in that order. Let these programs present what they find, make a decision, and then let them do their work. Both will save a backup file so if you screw up, you can restore what you have deleted.
Once you have cleaned your computer of spyware, you need to take some common-sense approaches to computer security. Hold in memory that most spyware is downloaded by users. Read the EULA carefully, then check Google; the latter may indicate that spyware is attached to the program---certainly you will find user comments, or notices by "experts."
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.