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User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 846 times:

Unfortunately some geek think its funny to plague my system with porn pop-ups and programs on my C-drive, also pop-up links to other websites keep flashing up every 10 minutes.
I have Norton Anti-virus 2003, but Im wondering is there anything better than Norton, im also after anti-spyware too as Ive just been informed my system now has this installed.
Anyone know of any good software avaliable in the UK in say Dixons or PC world that will "do the job" easily and safely.
Thanks.

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User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 834 times:

Have you tried Ad-aware? I don't know if it's the best around, but at least it does its job.

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 828 times:

AccessPlugin, IEMonit, Whazit/Rnd, GoHip are the programs that I know have been installed...how can I isolate them or delete them, or which anti-spyware program will be best?

User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 825 times:

Spybot  Big thumbs up
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10289035.html?tag=pop

Tom


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8468 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 822 times:
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agreed Jaspike and ad-aware http://www.lavasoft.com keep me clean with the google toolbar pop-up blocker


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User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 818 times:

Its not so much the pop-ups as the spyware installed on my system, how can I get rid of this?, also any software packages I can buy?

User currently offlineAireuropeUK733 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 794 times:

Ad-aware as stated above has been great on my machine since I downloaded it a couple of weeks ago. When I first ran it it found 229 items!!

I now run it once a week and I'm pop-up and spyware free!



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User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 773 times:

I highly recommend adaware..make sure you get the latest..build 1.05, I believe.



Jim



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 771 times:

I would recommend using multiple spy-ware programs as not just 1 single problem will fix a problem.

The best options.

The originals:
Ad-Aware SE - http://www.lavasoftusa.com
SpyBot S&D - http://security.kolla.de

Other good ones:
HijackThis - The best tool ever made. Allows manual removal of threats.

PestPatrol - Very aggressive scanning engine. It's not free though.

SpySweeper - Another commercial program but they have a free demo. Lots of protection, runs in background and can do on-demand scanning just like the others.


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