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Free Virus Protection

FutoreFutore Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
My computer has recently been owned by some awfully designed virus/spyware/adware.

Regardless of it's ridiculous attempts to get me downloading its products, it's slowing down my computer and getting annoying.

I'm broke and need help?

Anyone know of a good virus protection that is free? Or if someone has an extra subscription code lying around? Any help would be appreciated beyond belief.

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    snarkssnarks Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Sounds like you need anti-spyware software more than anti-virus, but having both never hurts...

    for starters, I'd run Adaware and then Spybot: S&D. Both are free.
    Then, I'd either download a free anti-virus program like AVG, or run an online free virus scanner like Trend Micro House Call ( http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ )

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    halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Download windows defender from Microsoft. most likely you got spylocked/Winfixer. Is there a piece of annoyance that sits next to the clock saying you system may not be secure?

    It's a pretty nasty sucker that weeds it's way in because some page told you you needed a codec for a video and you were dumb enough to click on it and run the executable, or it took advantage of a javascript/IE URI overflow bug.

    I've just been formatting computers when I see them at work with that. The bugger digs it's way into the system files, and is constantly updated by the company that makes the program.

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    wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Avast! or AVG for antivirus,

    Windows Defender AND Sypbot S&D for spyware.

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    CojonesCojones Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Avira Antivir is ten kinds of rad as far as free antivirus software goes.

    Spybot + Ad-Aware 2007 + Windows Defender is also something of a requirement.

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