Spyware Problem

By tehSix
May 29, 2004
  1. Just recently I have been having a LOT of trouble with spyware. I learned from other people and downloaded both SpyBot:S&D and Ad-Aware but there are some that both of them are unable to delete. My computer is still slower than it was and I am still gett ing popups out of nowhere if anyone can help I would really appreciate it.
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Boot into Safe Mode and scan in there.
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Also make sure you have updated both of them to the newest reference files. But running in safe mode should take care of it.

    BTW :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  4. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    Depending on your version of Spybot S&D, it will pop up a prompt saying it can't delete a file, do you want to run it at startup.. of course, tell it yes.

    And as Poertner said, be sure to get the most recent updates. Some programs, especially CoolWebSearch, are notorious for releasing new versions to thwart spy/ad busting programs even at a rate of one per week. Depending on your version, the newest updates may help.

    If you know when your problems started, you may be able to use system restore to roll back to a point before you had the adware installed.. if you do this be sure first thing you do is run windows update if you do this.. (sysrestore needs XP or ME, if I recall correctly.)

    Hope this helps!
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