How to get rid of spyware

Question

There is a script (I think) that runs and takes over my background and converts it to a pop-up like screen that links to a website. Also puts an icon into the start-up tool bar.

I have "unchecked" making a webpage my desktop through the Web tab under Desktop Items under Display Properties - that works for a bit, then apparently the script runs again and the website link comes up again.

How can I find the script and permanently remove it. Virus software isn't helping...

Answer

This question was answered on May 4, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To get rid of the spyware on your computer you should download and install a spyware removal program.

Such as lavasoft's Ad-aware or Spybot's search and destroy

After downloading these type's of programs they will search for the spyware in your computer and get rid of them for you.

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Posted by Ronald of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on May 4, 2005