How do you get rid of Adware/Spyware?
I installed weatherbug on my computer. I did not know that it was a monster I uninstalled it but I have all kinds of hidden files and some can't be deleted. How can I get rid of the problem. My conputer keeps going to about blank and I cannot change my home page sometimes it just lockes up. Thanks
This question was answered on June 7, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.Pop-ups that come on your screen advertising free software are examples of adware/spyware Once it's installed on your computer these programs do run as advertised but they also download more advertisements implicitly Then those pop-up onto your screen or change the homepage of your browser or add on search bars and so on To get rid of these files you need spyware/adware removal programs One free software download is Ad-Aware It checks the computer for any and all files having to do with adware and spyware and deletes them Go to this website to download the program www.ad-aware.com
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Posted by steve of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 7, 2004