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Re: pc takeover
I agree with the other poster, addaware & spybot are your best bet &
thier clean programs, be careful with some of the other spy remove
software out there, for a while some of them were actually installing
spyware on your box, they may still be?
Re: pc takeover
Being the g-to-guy for many friends, one application that I have used with
great success is EWIDO http://www.ewido.com . I have yet to see it not doa
thorough search on one's system (depending on the type of scan and options
set.) They also have an on-line scan that does a quick hit.
Due to the thoroughness of the search, this aplicaiton can take upwards of 2
hours to do a scan. The best method to perform this scan is to install the
Ewido Suite (v3.5 is the latest) and update the definitions. Once this is
done, reboot your system into SAFE MODE and run the scan there. Be sure to
run the scan on all profiles.
Also, as a side note, about a year ago there was a study done as to which of
the spyware apps out there performed best. It was determined that all of
them have their pluses AND minuses. The recommended approach was to isntall
both the Ad-Aware Lavasoft (free) AND Webroots Spysweeper and, with the
latest updates to both of them, boot into safe mode and run the Ad-Aware and
Spysweeper at the same time. I do this as well as following up with Ewido
and, except when the VX2 first came out, have yet to fail in cleaning a
system (and this is my job!)
Best of luck...
John Richardson, MCSE MCP MCPS MCNPS BCITS BCNTS BCCTS