How do I remove spyware from my computer?

Question

I received a virus last week. I have virus protection and it warned me that I had received a virus and I thought I had taken care not to release it, but obviously I was wrong. Anyhow, every time I try to launch my browser a new browser starts. It is "i-looking.com". I've gone thru and ran my virus protection and a virus was found and deleted. But it still preempts my browser and gives me a new toolbar. How do I get rid of this? And then if you would be kind enough to hack their server and totally mess them up, I would be glad to pay for it. I am really angry about this as you can see. Thanks for your help if you have any.

Mark

Answer

This question was answered on September 24, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I had the same problem recenly It seems i-looking.com is some kind of spyware tracking device.

i solved the problem with a spyware remover Here are a couple of sites that offer freeware/shareware spyware software.

http://www.safer-networking.org/

and

http://lavasoft.element5.com/software/adaware/

This should do the trick.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 24, 2003