Your Questions About Spyware Removal Freeware

Posted by softwareguru on September 10, 2014

Donald asks…

What are the 3 Ways To Perform Adware Spyware Removal On Your PC?

softwareguru answers:

You must have the effort to take care of your PC and not counting it as easy as three steps only!!!!

There are freewares that would do it for you.

1. Avira Antivir Free Antivirus —- the virus/trojan/adware killer

2. Spybot – Search and Destroy —- the spyware/cookie killer and immunizer

Dont forget to make updates for them as frequently as possible

Have these two freewares and you will be protected forever!!!

Maria asks…

Free Antivirus & spyware VS $ Retail $?

Every question I post or read about Kaspersky or Bitdefender I see tons of answers SWEARING that their free protection is just as secure. Is this a fact ( & I’m NOT saying this as an insult) or are people praising it cause its cheap? Don’t get me wrong cheap/free stuff is awesome… but I just want to know what my options are. I am leaning towards Kaspersky, but I don’t know if I am wasting $$$

softwareguru answers:

I have found that freeware security and utility applications, when chosen after careful research and used in tested combinations, can provide protection matching or exceeding that provided by commercial suites. The problem with most of the suites isn’t the antivirus protection, it’s that their firewalls range from middling to lousy. The two best overall suites with good firewalls are the ZoneAlarm suite and Kaspersky suite, (see http://www.matousec.com for results of firewall leaktesting), but there are freeware firewalls that match or exceed their protection. Meanwhile, there are several good antivirus applications that are certified by VB100 and/or ICSA that provide protection at the same level as the commercial programs.

If you need freeware security applications, you can choose from the following:

firewall: (listed in order of preference)
Comodo (http://www.comodo.com ), or
PC Tools (http://www.pctools.com/firewall )
Comodo recently released version 3.0 of its firewall, which adds an intrusion prevention component that’s very effective, though it does take time for it to learn your system, and requires some ongoing attention by the user to make sure programs don’t get improperly blocked. Comodo is one of the strongest firewalls available, freeware or commercial, according to the independent testing site matousec.com.

Antivirus: (listed in order of preference)
Avira (http://www.free-av.com )
AVAST! Home (http://www.avast.com )
AVG (http://free.grisoft.com )
all provide realtime protection and automatic updates; all have ICSA and VB100 certification, but Avira has been among the highest rated in tests by several respected US and UK computer publications.

Antispyware: (listed in order of preference)
Spyware Terminator (http://www.SpywareTerminator.com ) or
Spyware Doctor (http://pack.google.com )
either one will give you good, realtime protection, along with
Ad-Aware Free (http://www.lavasoftusa.com ) and
Spybot S&D (http://www.safer-networking.org ) for additional removal ability.

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Your Questions About Real Player

Posted by softwareguru on September 10, 2014

Carol asks…

real player problem??

when i click on the real player icon it wont open.if i right click and click open,it still wont open.it doesnt seem to have any problems downloading anything as i can see the task bar operating.but when it completes,if i press play it still doent? any clues anybody?

softwareguru answers:

Uninstall Real Player and delete all the Real Player folder from your C drive. Once you’ve done that, restart your computer. After your computer loads up, Download the new Real Player and install it on your pc. Thats should work.

Lisa asks…

How do I use real player as first option?

I recently had my PC restarted because of some bullshit scam,and every time I watch or listen to something Windows media player is used and everyone knows media player sucks dick

I downloaded real player but I want it as first option how do I do this

softwareguru answers:

Open Real player,
click tools,
clic preferences,
under content,
click Media types,
click
Make Real Player my universal mediia player,
press o.k.

Http://real.lithium.com/real/board/message?board.id=realplayer&thread.id=19992

Alternatively,

click start,
click, Set Program Access and Defaults
Click custom
Go to , choose default media player
select Real player
press ok.

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Your Questions About Virus Removal

Posted by softwareguru on September 10, 2014

Joseph asks…

js/redir virus virus removal?

softwareguru answers:

Http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-tdss-tdl3-alureon-rootkit-using-tdsskiller

This link has the instructions and the tools to remove this bug. Its free, its safe
Scroll down the page to the automated removal instructions and follow them

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110226090740AA0O5ur
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110131220643AA7e7Er
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110122075922AANqACV
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110122122541AAyt8m1

Robert asks…

windows anti-virus pro, removal!!!?

it won’t go away!
please tell me how to get rid of it,
thank you
bai…

softwareguru answers:

Remove windows anti virus pro manually http://www.spywarevoid.com/remove-windows-antivirus-pro-windowsantivirus-pro-removal-help.html

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Your Questions About Spyware Removal Freeware

Posted by softwareguru on September 10, 2014

Robert asks…

best pc security freeware?

softwareguru answers:

Anti-Virus
AVG
Spyware/Adware removal:
SUPERAntispyware
Ad-Aware 2007 Free
Spybot
General cleanup remove cookies and more:
CCleaner
Firewall:
Pc Tools Firewall Plus
All free.
Available @ my blog.
Http://internetsecurityandmaintenance.blogspot.com/

So many companies trying to make money by selling you products to keep your computer safe and clean, all of which are freely available.

Hope this helps.

Maria asks…

Nero CD-burning problem… Spyware problem…?

I recently had some spyware invade my computer, when i downloaded a certain toolbar. I somehow managed to delete it by Spybot-S&D. But it keeps recurring evrytime i run a check. Is there any way 2 delete it permanently? Or will i hav to restore my system.
Also, a 2nd problem is that whenever i burn a data of more than, let’s see, abt. 150mb, then the burning always fails. Some message like EndTrack Failed comes at the end of burning, or the burning fails entirely. Kindly suggest what i should do… Thank you.
Can i rid my computer of the spyware fully?? Also, how do i find out which file is it that contains the spyware n keeps dwnloading the new ones?? All programs i dwnloaded don’t remove the spyware, just detect it. Where can i get a software to REMOVE the spyware?? Kindly help.

softwareguru answers:

The spyware may have come from a freeware download and if this is the case, You will need to uninstall that software too becuse it will simply reload the spyware. You might also have to open the registry to manually remove entries. If you know what the spyware is, just type it into your searchbox followed by removal and you should see a bunch of pages that will tell you what to delete. As far as your burning problem, I could only guess, could be bargain basement blanks, could be the burner itself!

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Your Questions About Virus Removal Free

Posted by softwareguru on September 9, 2014

Carol asks…

Need FREE virus protection or removal.. anyone have any suggestions?

just wondering if anyone knows of the best way to get rid of a couple viruses on my computer for free.. thanks,
brian

softwareguru answers:

Most popular free anti-virus (in no particular order) programs:

AVG – http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
Avast! – http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download
Microsoft Security Essentials – http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Avira – http://www.free-av.com/

Paid antivirus options usually offer more timely updates and additional support options:

Most Popular paid antivirus software (These companies also offer free trials of their software)

Norton – http://www.symantec.com/norton/antivirus
McAffee – http://www.mcafeeprotection.com/B/mcafee-home.asp?source=002_mcafee2&tid=002&gclid=CM_-r9eUp6ECFRZ5gwodsg_bCw
Panda Security – http://shop.pandasecurity.com/assets/cj/us/en/index.htm
CA (Computer Associates) anti-virus – http://shop.ca.com/ca/products/antivirus/antivirus_plus.asp

Maria asks…

Does anyone know a free virus removal?

Not like free virus scan and paid removal!
A free scan and free removal plz help me i think my computer has alot!

softwareguru answers:

Microsoft Security Essentials beats a lot of paid anti-virus suites, so why choose any other free anti-virus over this one?

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Your Questions About Spyware Removal Freeware

Posted by softwareguru on September 9, 2014

Sharon asks…

is there iany freeware to download which can remove data image from hard drive?

softwareguru answers:

Try this removal instructions:
http://fix-slow-computer.com/spyware/remove-asafetyheadcom-asafetyheadcom-removal-tool/#more-125

Helen asks…

Spyware Driving me Crazy?

I have spyware on my computer i recentley downloaded spyware doctor it detected a bunch of stuff but it was like it never solved the problem and i still have that blue screen and getting alot of pop ups on my computer can somone give me a free anti virus spyware remover for free i already have avg that sucks

softwareguru answers:

Try the following freeware:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?hhTest=1.
Download, install, update and select Quick Scan

RogueRemover:
http://www.download.com/RogueRemover/3000-8022_4-10634508.html
Download, install, scan and follow prompts.

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AD724AE0-E72D-4F54-9AB3-75B8EB148356&displaylang=en

For 64bit pc’s :
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=585D2BDE-367F-495E-94E7-6349F4EFFC74&displaylang=en
Normally such things are due to a malicious codec being downloaded inadvertently.

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Your Questions About Virus Removal

Posted by softwareguru on September 9, 2014

Ruth asks…

Virus removal program?

Where can I download a program that scans AND REMOVES viruses for sure?

I do not want to pay for anything I want it to be free and completely functional.

softwareguru answers:

If you want a free anti-virus I recommend in order of popularity, but please choose the right one for you (install only one):

1. AVG Free
a. A simple interface (easier to use than Avast! And Avira)
b. Can detect about 82.82% of viruses
Cons: low virus detection

2. Avast!
A. Real-time protection
b. It has an option to delete a virus once found
c. Can detect about 87.46% of viruses.
Cons: Too many icons and confusing user interface

3. Avira AntiVir
a. It can detect malware better than Avast and AVG
b. It’s cute umbrella icon
c. Can detect about 94.26% of viruses
Cons: A very sluggish update

I advise against Norton anti-virus, it’s bloated software that slows your computer down. The best anti-virus available is Kaspersky or NOD32 (recent tests at av-comparatives.org).

Richard asks…

virus removal?

how do i remove a virus from my computer? i tried using ad-aware but it’s still on my computer

softwareguru answers:

AdAware didn’t work because it is a spyware removal tool, not a virus removal tool. This would be like taking sa vaccine to get rid of someone spying on you…
If you are running windows try downloading windows defender for free at the windows site.

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Your Questions About Spyware Removal Freeware

Posted by softwareguru on September 9, 2014

Mandy asks…

Recommended (not free) Spyware, Adware, Porn removal.?

Ok, I have used the freeware but they are just not complete. I need a recommendation for a Spyware, Adware, Porn removal program. I know I will get the smart remarks. Go on get it off your chest. I was surfing the web looking for hairstyle and I got all this Porn popping up on my computer. I have an 11 year old and do not need this crap on my computer! HELP!!!

softwareguru answers:

Start with good antivirus software as your first line of defence.

Kaspersky Antivirus, Avast, Avira.

All have free/trial versions – the paid versions offer full functionality, amazing real-time protection (detecting stuff *before* it can be pushed onto your PC), and use a reasonable amount of resources (in other words: they don’t slow your system down too much)

Choose one, no more. If you have more than one AV program, you’ll end up with none of them working.

If you’re more tech-savvy, ESET’s NOD32 is *the* best out there, at the moment.

Don’t let anyone push you into using the free version of AVG. It’s crippleware.

Good anti-malware:

MalwareBytes’ Anti-malware. Again: free version is more than OK, paid version is excellent.

Spybot Search & Destroy – freeware (you can donate), but still ranked among one of the best anti-adware/malware programs out there.

Get a copy of HijackThis, to see what is going on when your system starts (it’s a logfile tool that can be used for troubleshooting).

Http://www.kaspersky.com/
http://www.avast.com/
http://www.avira.com/

http://www.eset.com/ (NOD32)

http://www.safer-networking.org/ (Spybot S&D)
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

http://www.merijn.org/programs.php (for HijackThis)

Mary asks…

Other great freeware programs?

what other freeware programs designed for system security, maintenance, and optimization are there. i have Avast, Spybot Search and Destroy, Comodo, Spyware Blaster/Terminator, Auslogics Disk/Registry Defrag, Ccleaner, and Advanced WindowsCare. i dont need “better” programs i just want to know what alternatives are out there. i have also used Ad-Aware, AVG, Zonealarm, and Glary Utilities.

softwareguru answers:

Super Anti-Spyware (free edition) good scanning and removal of spyware. I have used it for spyware that others can’t remove and it does very well. Free edition is just as good for scanning as paid, does not have real time protection.
Http://www.superantispyware.com/

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware- Again the free version does not have real time protection, but same database:
http://www.castlecops.com/a6897-Welcome_Malwarebytes_to_CastleCops.html

a-Squared-good trojan scanner/remover
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

Threatfire (formerly CyberHawk) has real time protection (but too many real time protections can cause issues) in the free version. Only dif is auto updates and support.
Http://www.threatfire.com/download/

There are other anti-virus (Avira Anti-Vir; BitDefender scanner) and firewalls (Kerio Sunbelt; Online Armor), but since you already have good ones, there is no need to list.

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Your Questions About Virus Removal Free

Posted by softwareguru on September 9, 2014

Linda asks…

What are good online free anti virus removals?

softwareguru answers:

You can get a whole list of free online virus removals on this site.

Http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/01/29/comprehensive-list-and-review-of-free-online-antivirus-scanners/

Here are the names of the virus removals you will find there.

1) Trend Micro

2) Bitdefender

3) F-secure

4) ESET

5) Panda Activscan

6) CA Online virus scanner

7) Nanoscan

8) iolo

9) Authentium

10) A-squared

11) ewido

12) One care

I’ve used all of them one time or another and they all have some advantages and disadvantages.

Chris asks…

virus removal programs?

are there any other free virus removal programs besides adaware and spyware that work well. i use adaware every day and my computer still seems a little slow, and its a sony and its only 1 year old..help!

softwareguru answers:

For Near, or Totally Complete Removal of Any Trojan, Worm or anything Follow and/or download the programs below:

The following tools/steps will help you ensure your safety! In addition, you are in control of what you download and only you can prevent yourself from getting a virus. The following tools will help you protect against it and delete a virus, but remember the fait of your computer is in YOUR Hands.

AntiVirus/AntiSpyware/AntiRoot…

Http://www.free.grisoft.com/doc/1……….

AVG Anti-Virus
AVG Anti-Spyware
AVG-Anti Rootkit

Anti Spyware/Rootkit:

www.safer-networking.org/
Spybot Search and Destroy

www.emsisoft.com/en/software/f…
A-Squared Anti-Spyware Free

www.lavasoft.com
Ad-Aware Personal SE

Firewall:

www.comodo.com
Comodo Personal Firewall

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Step-By-Step Method to Ensuring YOUR Security

1) Uninstall ALL Anti-Virus and Firewalls that you may already have. As these, will cause conflicts with the ones you will be suggested to download.

2) Download ALL of the programs above.

3) After download all the programs re-start your computer twice, ensuring that all/most of the programs start on start-up. Ad-Aware, Spybot and Anti Rootkit and A-Squared shouldn’t. Make sure the firewall and AntiVirus do though.

4) Update all of the programs. You should do daily updates, and weekly scans. This will most definitly ensure your protection and your system status!

5) Re-Boot into Safe mode. To log into safe mode, “Button-Mash” (simoltaneously hit the key) F8. Then if it gives you a menu, hit “Safe-Mode”.

6) After giving it a minute or two to start-up, open up all of the AVG programs. Run them, give them an hour or two as this is their first scan.

7) Save your report if it gives you the option to, and if it does happen to detect a virus, then simply remove it.

8) Open up, A-Squared Free Edition, Ad-Aware, Spybot, SpySweep but, NOT WINDOWS DEFENDER! Run all of these programs and use them to scan. Again, if they detect anything then delete it. If you detected something previously in the AVG Scans then Congratulations! AVG was a great choice for you.

9) Open Windows Defender. Windows Defender is average, and takes a while to scan. Let that scan, and it shouldn’t find anything at this point.

10) Congratulations! You have succesfully completed this Anti-Infection Proccess and you are guarenteed safety!

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Need a Clean-up?

Download:
www.ccleaner.com/
A simple program that removes unused and temporary files from Windows machines.

O&O Defrag
http://www.oo-software.com/home/en/produ…
O&O Defrag Professional is the most professional and user-friendly features ever found in defragmentation software.

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Step-By-Step method on cleaning up your Comp (Basic Version only):

1) Run & Install all the programs above

2) Restart Computer to ensure installation

3) Run Safe Mode (Explained in Virus Clean-Up above)

4) Run all the programs, but NOT O&O Defrag YET!

5) CCleaner will find some stuff and hit fix this and it will clean basic things.

6) Now, for this, make sure, that you DO NOT have any programs running. Exit out of any programs running!!

7) Run O&O Defrag. You’ll see on the top top toolbar “Defragmentation” Click that, and then hit “Complete/Name” This is the most complex organazation tool and will take a long, long time! I’d reccomend doing this overnight while your sleeping!

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Your Questions About Spyware Removal Freeware

Posted by softwareguru on September 9, 2014

Linda asks…

I need help!!!!!! Spyware is driving me nuts!!!!!?

Can anyone tell me of a good free spyware removal that i can download please!!!!! The yahoo anti spy does not seem to work.

softwareguru answers:

Here is a list of some free ANTI-SPYWARE programs.
Adaware is probably the most popular.

Adaware
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware

Microsoft Defender
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

AVG
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/avg-anti-spyware-free/lng/us/tpl/v5

Spyware Terminator 2
http://www.spywareterminator.com/

Spybot Search and Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.org/

SuperAntispyware
http://superantispyware.com/

The Google Pack includes a free starter edition of Spyware Doctor.
Http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer_new.html?hl=en&gl=us&ai=BZy9nzYgZR_j2KofKmwTgjq3mAezuhSGAyqSDAsWNtwEAEAEgw9-LBTgBUIfas8sEYMnG5YbIo-gZoAGWl5z9A7IBDmZvcmRicmFrZXMuY29tyAEC2gEWaHR0cDovL2ZvcmRicmFrZXMuY29tL4ACAagDAw&gclid=CJu2m5HWnI8CFSUYagodtkXDew&ciNum=11

Anti-Spyware for a cost.
Personally I bought Webroot’s Spysweeper, their product is great and well worth the money. Watch Best Buy ads because sometimes it goes on sale for $10 to $15.

Webroot Spysweeper
http://www.webroot.com/consumer/compare/freeware.html?rc=4929
PCTools Spyware Doctor
http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/

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You can do an online scan for viruses and spyware for free from the major vendors. Some of these require Internet Explorer to run because of Active-X

Trend-Micro
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Computer Associates
http://www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/pestscan/
Panda Software
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/?langid=ie&venid=sym
Mcafee Free Scan
http://us.mcafee.com/root/catalog.asp?catid=free
Kaspersky Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
Microsoft Protection Scanner
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-US/center/howsafe.htm?s_cid=mscom_msrt
F-Secure
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/olsbeta.shtml
BitDefender
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
NOD32
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/index.php

David asks…

Best Anti-Spam Freeware?

What is the best anti-spam software available free on the internet?
A good Outlook Express plug-in would be preferable, but any effective software suggestions would be welcome!

softwareguru answers:

Spyware, Adware, Trojans, Malware, Dialers, Popups:
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
http://www.ewido.net/en/download/
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
http://www.download.com/Bazooka-Adware-and-Spyware-Scanner/3000-8022-10247782.html
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sgdownload.html
http://www.safer-networking.org/
http://www.download.com/HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10379544.html
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/download/
Online Scanners:
http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/spysweeper/freescan.html?
Http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
http://www.spywareguide.com/onlinescan.php
http://housecall65.trendmicro.com/
Spyware, Adware, Trojans, Malware, Dialers, Popups List:
http://www.softpedia.com/catList/104
http://www.download.com/Adware-Spyware-Removal/3150-8022_4-0.html?tag=dir
Antivirus:
http://www.grisoft.com/
http://www.avast.com/
http://www.free-av.com/
Antivirus Lists:
http://www.softpedia.com/catList/1
http://www.download.com/Antivirus/3150-2239_4-0.html?tag=dir
Firewall:
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp?dc=12bms&ctry=US&lang=en&lid=staticcomp_za
Firewall Lists:
http://www.softpedia.com/catList/97
http://www.download.com/Firewalls/3150-10435_4-0.html?tag=dir
IP Blocker:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/peerguardian/pg2-050918-nt.exe?download
Browser:
http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
Email, News, RSS:
http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/
System Cleaner:
http://www.ccleaner.com/
System Cleaning List:
http://www.softpedia.com/catList/98
System Info:
http://www.softpedia.com/catList/92

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