I am trying to clean my laptop of malaware etc. as per instructions on "Do you have popups or other malware infecting your computer" here. Everytime I click on the download url for AdAware internet explorer shuts down. So I went on and downloaded Spybot Search and Destroy...no problems downloading and running that. So, I tried to do an online scan of my computer using House Call but IE shut down when I tried to start that also. I have AVG virus protection running. Could this be the problem? Should I disable it while trying to download AdAware and trying to run HouseCall? Thanks for any help you can offer!
OK, I was finally able to download AdAware and ran it...had a bunch of tracking cookies but that is all. Downloaded Spybot and ran it...no problems there. Used the spybot startup tool to stop some startup processes that weren't needed and did a full virus scan which found no problems. So, I guess I am good to go. The link posted in the "Do you have popups....etc." pinned thread did not work for me...I finally looked around on BC and found another url for it and was able to download it from 3Geeks or something like that. Whew. I am tired...
Edited by nana1946, 15 April 2007 - 12:37 AM.