View Full Version : Spyware/Popup Help

08-30-2005, 09:18 PM
I downloaded both Adaware and Spyware Search and Destroy, both found some spyware on my computer but would not remove it unless i paid around 30 bucks, is there any completely free spyware removal out there?

I have Norton Antivirus that came with my computer, but when i run it, it doesnt come up with the spyware.

Thanks in advance.

08-30-2005, 09:22 PM
I've never seen either of these two programs prompt for payment to fix the spyware. But you can always google search for 'Download Microsoft Anti-spyware". This product is free.

08-30-2005, 09:24 PM
Hm I use "spybot search and destroy" (not spyware S+D) and its completely free you can donate but they don't charge anyting to remove spyware.

As for Adware (the free version now seems to be called Ad-Aware) There is a free version for private use and I think there is a pay version for businesses and possibly extra features in the personal version.
You shoul not have to pay are you sure you downloaded spyBOT S+D and Ad-Aware SE?

08-30-2005, 09:24 PM
they say that to perform the removal i have to register, and registration costs $30

thanks for the MSFT tip

08-30-2005, 09:31 PM
i just got spybot S+D, and it said i had no immediate threats...?

08-30-2005, 09:39 PM
So SpyBot and MSFT both came up with nothing, but i still get the occasional popup ad, is this just something im going to have to live with?

thanks so much guys, i really appreciate the help

08-30-2005, 09:49 PM
nevermind, spybot just cleaned me out, thanks a bunch folks