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Can't delete the damn adware

By Doctor Gallop ยท 4 replies
May 10, 2006
  1. Programs, Applications and Registry issues like Real Player, Borland, JetCar, Flash Jet, MacroSphere Player and others keep coming right back after I attempt to "uninstall".
    Is there a reliable freeware utility that can get rid of these "pests" once and for all? I've tried a few different ones with no success.
    Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.
    Dennis
     
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    just fyi - Borland is not adware. It's a highly respected compiler.

    The others are debatable.

    I shall move your thread to the Security and the Web forum. Please follow Howards instructions HERE.
    Post a HJT log as a .txt attachement only when finished.
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    which ones have you used?
     
  4. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Posts: 336

    go onto download.com, download the version of spybot
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I agree, that SSD is a fine programme and will get rid of quite a lot of undesirable stuff. However, it won`t get rid of everything.

    If you care to look at my instructions HERE. You will see that a whole variety of methods need to be employed to clean a system fully.

    Everyday security programmes, everyone should have on a computer system are.

    Spybot Search & Destroy.
    Ad-Aware personal se.
    Spyware Blaster.
    Ewido.
    A good firewall and antivirus programme(not Norton/McAfee). I personally recommend AVG free and Zonealarm free.

    They should be fully updated and run on a regular basis.

    Another good security measure is to get and use a decent browser, such as Firefox, or Opera. IE should only be used for Windows updates and for the odd site that specifically needs IE.

    Take a look at Spikes thread HERE. It outlines various ways of making a system more secure.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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