Your Questions About Spyware Removal Windows 7

Posted by softwareguru on June 30, 2014

Mandy asks…

How can I get rid of spyware without the expensive programs?

I have never had a problem with spyware before, and I have had this laptop for over a year. I have Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition, which I run scans through at least once a month. I have a pop-up client through Yahoo and Symantec which has never failed me until recently.

The past few weeks I have been getting full-window-sized pop-ups, often times after I have been using Yahoo search. The pages generally pertain to what my searches had been about, but they are spam pages. I also get warnings from the Symantec for Trojan viruses and another virus called InfoStealer. Symantec can usually quarantine them.

I do not want to have to wipe my hard drive clean – I have over 5000 songs on my computer, multiple digital family photo albums, and all of my classwork for school.

Please help!

softwareguru answers:

Best solution: convert to a dual-boot system – Linux and Windows – and STOP USING WINDOWS ON THE INTERNET. Download the Big Daddy ISO from and burn the ISO and boot the CD. You can repartition the hard drive and create a dual-boot system with no harm to your data – and access all the pictures, etc. From Linux.

I just recovered a Windows XP system that I consider typical. Full of photos and music, but with about 30 gigs left. Used 10 gigs for Linux. Removed 226 distinct malware package TYPES (well over 1,000 files) of malware, mostly using the free Spybot program at but be careful, many try to get you to download their malware by having web sites and programs of similar names. BTW, I consider Adware as just more spyware, not a removal tool.

Removed Symantec and all other “protection” software. Added AGV Free antivirus from , but configured it in manual mode. It was interesting to me that I found NO VIRUS on her system. Virus attacks are rare these days because malware is so much more efficient for the spam factories. Added Windows Firefox and upgraded to IE 7, and ended up with a system that ran 10 times faster (due to elimination of the spamming and keyboard mapping).

So this lady now avoids mixing Internet and Windows. It’s like drinking and driving. Linux is secure, Windows is worse than trying to cross a lake in a colander.

As long as Internet Explorer is used, no firewall or malware or virus protection is worth a flip. A “click attack” is all the attacker needs to take control of Windows. I counted 11 NEW click-attack spams this AFTERNOON at Yahoo alone. One even made it into my mailbox. But I use Linux (and Firefox).

Amazing. Above is an answer with a CLICK ATTACK! The answerer claims Firefox disables spyware and virus attacks, which it does not. You cannot have a secure computer and Windows. Not even on Yahoo Answers! Get Firefox ONLY at and not elsewhere.

Good luck!

Robert asks…

How can i turn on Windows Security Center?

It’s telling me that the firewall is on, but the automatic updates are off. When i click to turn them back on, nothing happens. And the virus protection is also off, but I do not know where to go to turn it back on. I have a windows xp.

softwareguru answers:

Restart you Computer Safe Mode With Networking how to Restart?
1. Log out and reboot your machine.
2. When the machine starts the reboot sequence, press the F8 key repeatedly.
3. Select Safe Mode or i Recommend Use Safe Mode with Networking from the resulting menu.
4. When the log in screen comes up, log in as Administrator. By default, Administrator has no password.
5. The machine will continue booting, but the Windows desktop will look different. In The Safe Mode With NetworkingThen Download and Scan Use Norman Malware Cleaner is a Norman program utility that may be used to detect and remove specific malicious software (malware).

Note that it should not be used as a substitute for running normal proactive antivirus protection, but rather as a reactive tool to handle systems that are already infected.

By downloading and running the program above it will clean an infected system completely:

kill running processes that are infected
remove infections from disk (including ActiveX components and browser helper objects)
restore correct registry values
remove references created by malware in hosts file
remove windows firewall rules for malicious programs
Press here

6. Use Super Anti-Spyware To Remove Spyware,adware, malware, Trojans, dialers, worms, keyloggers, and hijackers. Prevent potentially harmful to download Super Anti-Spyware Press here

7.And Use Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is designed to quickly detect, destroy, and prevent malware, spyware, trojans. Can detect and remove malware that even the most well-known Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware applications on the market today cannot To Download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Press here;mostPopTwoColWrap&cdlPid=10896905

8. Before to Use Combofix Read How to use ComboFix Press here

9. In the Safe Mode Try To remove this virus manually ok log on in ”safe mode”
select ”Start” on Task bar then right click on ”internet explorer”
and then ”internet Properties”
under browser history select ”settings”
and then click on ”View Files”
top of the window click on ”local”tab
and then open ”temp” folder

and delete every thing in this folder

and restart you Computer
10. The Final Try To Running System Restore
If your computer seems to be unstable, you’ve done a thorough anti-virus and anti-spyware scan, and you’ve been unable to remove any suspected software packages through Control Panel, give System Restore a try. To roll back your computer settings to a previously saved restore point:

# Click the Start button, then select Programs / Accessories / System Tools
# Click System Restore.
# Choose “Restore my computer to an earlier time” then click Next.
# Select a day on the calendar, a restore point description, then click Next. Press here

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