ok there is this thing on my computer. and apparently it's called spyware. its not doing anything really bad but what it does do is change my homepage and make pop-ups.....well, pop-up. It only happens on certain sites but it's still VERY annoying.
anyone had this? If so how do you get rid of it?!?!?
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What The Hell Is Spyware And How Do I Get Rid Of It? watch
- Thread Starter
- 24-07-2004 20:10
- 24-07-2004 20:20
Spyware is often 'adware' (adware is software where ads are embedded in the program), but an analysis and tracking program (which reports your activities to the advertising providers' web site for storage and analysis, the 'spyware' agent) is also installed on your system.
You can download loads of spyware removal programs, just search on Google for programs like Ad-aware, (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/) although sometimes removing the adverts can stop the program that the advert came with from working.
- 24-07-2004 20:44
Spybot is also good:
- 26-07-2004 19:33
Spysweeper is amazing and gets rid of all pop-ups, diallers, adware, etc. Highly recommended!