Internet Explorer jammed with spyware

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Chris Richardson, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. When I open my internet explorer my cd rom drive opens and a dialogue tells
    me that my computer is infected with spyware. The dialogue then tells me to
    purchase a spyware removal program. I've tried running spyblocker and afew
    others and nothing will rid me of this problem. I even went as far as
    purchasing spydeleter which would not even run on my PC. I'm now in the
    process of getting my money back from them.
    I don't know what else to do.
    I need my internet explorer because it supports the web pages that I need to
    view. And this spyware stuff just bogs down my computer. It's driving me
    nuts. What can I do?
    Chris Richardson, Sep 8, 2004
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  2. If you'll look through some of the messages to this group, a rather
    large percentage are about spyware, browser hijackings and viruses. You
    need to get rid of this type of crap on your computer. Update and run
    all of these:

    Adaware (antispyware)

    Spybot Search and Destroy (antispyware)

    CWShredder (removes Cool Web Search)

    Trend Housecall Antivirus

    AVG Antivirus
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Sep 8, 2004
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  3. Chris Richardson

    ski Guest

    Dear Chris Richardson

    Download free from the Internet, a program called "Spybot". It's a
    really great program and can be used in easy mode or - for the more
    technically able - an advanced mode. It's recently been updated and
    has a lot of good new features. For the socially-minded - there's a
    facility to make a voluntary contribution - but no features are denied
    if you choose not to.

    ski, Sep 8, 2004
  4. Chris Richardson

    DC Guest

    You can start by taking the Boulder Pledge. Then, dump IE. Like OE, IE
    is nothing other than a GUI installer for all manner of malware.
    DC, Sep 14, 2004
  5. Chris Richardson

    Old Gringo Guest

    Again all I can say is Thank You. Firefox is fantastic.
    Old Gringo, Sep 14, 2004
  6. Chris Richardson

    DC Guest

    Of course. }:O)
    DC, Sep 15, 2004
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