Antivirus & spyware remover.

By falcon_eddie
Jul 5, 2005
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  1. I was hoping some kind person might be able to direct me to a good free antivirus & spyware remover download. I recently had to wipe my comp & when reinstalling was unable to find my Nortons antivirus disk. It now seems as though I have picked up a spyware somewhere along the line. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!
  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,120

    Antivirus - AVG (www.grisoft.com) (free)

    Anti-spyware - Ad-aware (www.lavasoft.de) (free version and paid available)

    Anti-spyware - Spybot (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html) (free)

    Immunize from baddies - Spywareblaster (http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html) (free)

    Browser - Firefox (www.mozilla.org) (free) (built-in popup blocker and ActiveX block)
    Browser - Avant Browser (www.avantbrowser.com) (free) (IE based alternative)

    Firewall - Zonealarm (http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp?lid=selector_za) (free) (needed if you don't have other hardware or software firewall. Not as needed on slow Internet.)

    (tip) - Password protect your user accounts. Never click an ad, anywhere, especially if it's a popup. Never search for "free" stuff and download the first thing that pops up. Especially free screensavers or free fonts or free cursors. Very bad.

    Have fun too sometimes while you fight the bad guys!
  3. falcon_eddie

    falcon_eddie Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Very clever Learmonth

    Nice try Learmonth, but I know your every move! I can read your thoughts!!
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Please have the good grace to send private messages as just that, use PM!
  5. Sailfin_Sarah

    Sailfin_Sarah Newcomer, in training

    spybot... feel the bot in the cpu... the anti-spyware is strong in this one

    LOL sry couldn't resist.... i'm a starwars geek so sue me. Actually don't as i said in some other post, i have no money...nada... unless you count the 3 cents i just found... IM GETTING OFF TRACK!...Spybot!Search and Destroy; amazingly enough its free AND it works, it will search your computer for some of the most infamous worms/trojans, spyware and adware. ALSO free updates and downloads. Ok now i read like one of those annoying ads! Oh also theres this site that really helped me out called www.spywareguide.com really helpful, it will tell you about the spyware, adware, trojans and worms and their danger level, I love this site cause i now know what to look for and be careful for

    SARAH :p
  6. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,120

    "Spybot is to YOUNG, it will NOT be used!"

    "but it IS the chosen program, you must see this!"

    "the chosen program spybot may be. Agree to let you use the program the counsel does."

    sorry :0 :)
  7. Sailfin_Sarah

    Sailfin_Sarah Newcomer, in training

    Wow

    I couldn't have said it better myself... LMAO :angel:
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