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I have 2 big questions about Adware and spyware:
1. Do they install themselves on your computer?
2. Do they install other programs that add things to your favorites?
3. Is there any way that you can protect yourself from them?
 

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MSTechie said:
I have 2 big questions about Adware and spyware:
1. Do they install themselves on your computer?
2. Do they install other programs that add things to your favorites?
3. Is there any way that you can protect yourself from them?
1. Yes they do.
2. Yes they do.
3. Yes there is.

Download Spybot-SD , Ad-Aware and MS AntiSpyware. These should get rid of any Spware or Adware.
Then get Spywareblaster to help stop getting Spyware and Adware.
Get IE-Spyad as well.

You could go and get Firefox as well.

regards

Zoned2000 :up: .
 

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MSTechie:

By all means, download and install

Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06

Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4

CWShredder 2.15


in your computer.

Once they're installed, you need to run the update function of Ad-Aware and Spybot and make sure that all updates that are displayed are downloaded and installed. Once they're up-to-date, run a full system scan with Ad-Aware and delete everything that it finds, then run a scan with Spybot and delete everything in red that it finds.

All you have to do with CWShredder is click the "Fix" button. It'll automatically fix any problems it finds as it scans.

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Depending on how many people use that computer, and depending on how much Internet surfing everyone does will determine how often you should run a scan with these 3 programs. I recommend doing it at least once a week. Make sure to check for new updates first.

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