How to get rid of Spyware, Adware and Malware?

by on March 10, 2013

I used some spyware removal such as “spyware begone” “spyblocker” etc but still I get popups and my norton antivirus keeps alert me spyware threats. I just downloaded “hijack this” and tried to get rid of the malware but still I get popups. Is there any other better software or does anybody know how to use that “hijack this” software properly?

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tanmay_narendra March 10, 2013 at 3:19 am

download ad aware se from http://www.lavasoft.com. it s the bestanti spyware softwareout there…hope u find it useful

Sandy March 10, 2013 at 4:12 am

Here is great anti-malware software for free: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

Here is free anti-virus: http://www.grisoft.com/doc/289/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

Download the Google toolbar and use their popup blocker. http://toolbar.google.com/T4/?promo=mor-tb-en

kernel_sanders March 10, 2013 at 4:46 am

I highly recommend this program.It is called superantispyware.It is really good and it is free.

manjeet virk March 10, 2013 at 5:15 am

Try the following softwares
Ad-Aware form LavaSoft http://www.lavasoft.com/
and TrendMicro AntiSpyWare http://www.trendmicro.com/en/products/desktop/as/evaluate/overview.htm

both are good software and ensure full protection from Spyware,Adwares,Malwares,Dialers

Tushar D March 10, 2013 at 6:09 am

Try Esets Nod32 Antivirus (it is bundled with antispyware) + Adware Se + Jetico firewall ( its free) and your PC is a formidable fortress. All the best.

Samael March 10, 2013 at 6:15 am

Get Lavasoft AdAware SE from http://www.lavasoft.com and find Spybots S&D. Use both together to remove adware and spyware. Norton will call some parts of windows spyware so you have to pay attention to what it is saying carefully.

jibberjabbar March 10, 2013 at 6:20 am

Neither SpywareBegone or SpyBlocker are very highly rated anti-spy programs. I would not trust them. HijackThis is not a tool that should be used by anyone except computer professionals. Many of the major computer forums such as Major Geeks, Spywarewarrior, Bleepingcomputer and CastleCops offer free intepretation of HJT logs.

Try the complete procedure here first. Everythings free!

1. Scan for virus and remove (free online scan) with BitDefender

http://www.bitdefender.com/site/home/

2. Scan for trojans and remove (free online scan) with Ewido

http://www.ewido.net/en/

3. Scan for ad/spyware and remove (free download) with Spybot Search & Destroy

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html

Good luck.

Nysha March 10, 2013 at 6:45 am

I had the same problem . I went to download.com and down loaded counterspy, this is a great program and its free for 15 days. It got rid of everything please try this and let us know what you think.Nysha

good_firefox March 10, 2013 at 7:34 am

Hi, adware and spyware are disgusting infamous kind of virus. perhaps you can try Norton or Mcafee to remove the virus, but you should pay for the software.

i also recommand you to use firefox with Google toolbar, which can disable the virus, becasue the virus can only run on IE.

firefox can block any any poppus and disable any virus and spywareware on webpage, so, firefox is much safer than IE. as you know, most of the virus is spread throught internet and webpage.

firefox is much smaller than IE, so i run faster than IE.

download firefox for free:

http://www.adcenter.net.cn/firefox/

Best Wishes && Good Luck!

space_man_stitch March 10, 2013 at 7:46 am

spyware begone sounds like a “rouge” remover. I could be wrong but you can check a link at the end of my list for rogue anti-spyware programs. Nevermind I looked it up,,,,It’s BAD>>>> SpywareBeGone spywarebegone.com freespywarescan.org aggressive advertising (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; free scanner uses out of date ref database; same company as Spyware Vanisher [A: 6-26-04 / U: 11-10-04] < <<< Deleat it ASAP

in the following programs ALL can be run EXCEPT 2 anti-Virus will cause problems. I say this because you already have Norton so dont run AVG unless you remove Norton. Try some of the following protection software first. Spybot Search and Destroy has a forum on there website that you can send hijackthis files to and they will analyze them

I use all of the following Free software with Windows XP SP2 and Internet Explorer with MSN toolbar and the pop-up blocker turned on and have never had a single problem with my computer sense Microsoft came out with SP2. (knock on wood.) (And be sure to keep Windows and the following software Updated)

The best Anti-virus is: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. (www.grisoft.com)http://www.grisoft.com/doc/289/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

The Best Spyware defense is: SpyBot Search and Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html)< --English version

AND: AdAware SE (www.lavasoft.com) AND Spyware Blaster (http://www.javacoolsoftware.info/kb/) The best Firewall besides the one that comes with Windows is: Zone Alarm (http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/co... or just (www.zonelabs.com) and select the FREE version.

These are all FREE and are all that are required. There is no reason to pay for this kind of software, except to give a donation to the writers if you can. ALL the above programs are recommended and should be run on a regular basis. With some the free versions they must be run manually.

The best way to avoid getting any Malware (virus, Trojan's, spyware, etc) is to practice safe computing. Microsoft and many others have countless articles on the subject of safe computing. (something I think should be taught in schools)

for further information on computer safety. NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL -> http://www.ncpc.org/media/Internet_Safety.php

http://all.net/journal/50/cybercop.html
And here…
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/viruses/zombies_and_botnets.mspx

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

CNET these 10 programs comprise the best free security software
http://www.download.com/Best-free-security-and-spyware-software/1200-2023_4-5163183.html?tag=nl.e497

mandeep s March 10, 2013 at 8:23 am

download ewido-anti-spyware 4.0 … dont need to buy just install free version n i will give u license code ……..

Features of ewido anti-spyware

NEW Completely renewed user interface NEW Possibility to create exceptions NEW Shredder for secure file deletion NEW XP Antispy NEW BHO Viewer NEW LSP Viewer Heuristics to detect unknown threats Scanning and cleaning of the Windows registry Support for NTFS-ADS scanning Daily database updates Patch proof by using strong signatures Analysis tools (startup, connections and processes) Intelligent online-update Scan inside archives Secure detection and deletion of DLL-Trojans Generic crypter detection through emulation Generic binder detection Free E-Mail Support Automatic Clean Engine Quarantine for suspicious files Multilingual User Interface

Additional features of the Plus-Version

NEW Scheduled scans Real-time monitoring of the entire system Memory Scan detects active threats Self-protection at kernel layer guarantees gapless monitoring Automatic online-update

Ò¤↙« Chavo™ »↘¤Ó March 10, 2013 at 8:27 am

I recommend McAfee Security Suite…everything on it :)

This is what I do to protect my computer: 1> Scan your computer for spyware/adware using a free software from Microsoft called Windows Defender: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

> You can download a FREE antivirus software:
http://www.grisoft.com/doc/Programs/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

> You can buy Webroot Spy Sweeper here, it’s very nice, safe and very up-to-date: http://www.webroot.com/land/freescan-3000.php?rc=4929&ac=5190853

> MSN Toolbar:
http://toolbar.live.com/?mkt=en-us

> Use Windows Update to make sure you have the latest security updates: http://www.windowsupdate.com

> You can download the latest version of Internet Explorer, it’s the new version, fast, clean and secure: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.mspx?mg_ID=10010

Good luck and I hope these solutions solve your problem, if you need more extra help, contact me :)

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