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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Spyware Strike Virus?

My girlfriend, bless her heart, was downloading things she shouldn't have been and now has this annoying "Spyware Strike" popping up everywhere. It automatically installs itself on every restart, throws pop-ups left and right, and is ultimately turning her computer into a giant desktop paper weight.

Any tips on how to remove this garbage for free?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 08:52 AM
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My girlfriend, bless her heart, was downloading things she shouldn't have been and now has this annoying "Spyware Strike" popping up everywhere. It automatically installs itself on every restart, throws pop-ups left and right, and is ultimately turning her computer into a giant desktop paper weight.

Any tips on how to remove this garbage for free?
slap her until she buys you a new computer
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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slap her until she buys you a new computer

That's not nice.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 04:28 PM
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go to zdnet.com, downloads, and serch for ad-aware. look for the free one

FTP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-13-2006, 06:19 PM
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check out these forums for spyware removal tips

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2006, 12:43 PM
 
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Go to http://www.safer-networking.org/ and install Spybot. Nice free tool that runs in the background and protects your machine from Spyware / Adware etc
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-14-2006, 12:47 PM
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slap her until she buys you a new computer
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