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    Default spyware/malware/bot/garbage remover for XP

    anybody know of a working spyware/malware/bot/garbage remover for XP
    that is under 25-30$ and works, and DOES NOT create more infections of its own?

    My laptop is slowing down.

    And is just me, or is IE7 the latest piece of microsnot crashware? I just downloaded firefox as a quick fix.

    And please, no switch to linux comments, I need xp for some things.

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    I have used Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Spybot S&D to good effect... Both free, neither are nasty.
    Spybot immunizes IE as well which seems to work pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p1t8ull View Post
    I have used Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Spybot S&D to good effect... Both free, neither are nasty.
    Spybot immunizes IE as well which seems to work pretty well.
    MalewareBytes is awesome. Im in the IT field and I end up using it once a week to cleanup a users machine.

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    I second the vote for Spybot S&D...

    I like the fact that it alerts you when something is trying to change a registry setting. People pay attention to that. (Say what you want about Vista, the "Security Advisor" is a good thing for most of the otherwise mindless PC users.)

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    Yep - Spybot!

    They seem to be pretty good about regularly updating their definition files, too.
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    1. backup
    2. format c
    3. reinstall and restore

    Cost.. free and the pc runs as fast as when you first got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DjDevNull View Post
    1. backup
    2. format c
    3. install Debian

    Cost.. free and the pc runs as fast as when you first got it.
    please see correction above

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    another very useful tool is SDfix
    I have found many people in recent weeks being caught by a drive by infection 'antivirus 2008' now mophed into 'antivirus 2009'. Up to now SD fix is the only thing that ive found that will quickly and completely kill this - but it clears out lots of other shite as well
    Download here http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/R...Fix_ReadMe.htm

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    MalewareBytes fixes all the antivirus 200? and also the NEW one "Internet Antivitus" i came across for the first time YESTERDAY...

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    I clean up computers all the time for people.

    I do a lot of things.

    I clean out the temp files. There are a few places where Windows stashed junk.

    I do a full fix chkdsk.

    I run Abexo Free Registry Cleaner.

    I run SpyBot S & D.

    I run msconfig and shut down all of the startup junk and uncheck most, if not all of the non MS services.

    I also have an older version of Avast Antivirus, which I install, run the scan from a clean boot, and uninstall.

    If the system is really screwed with one of the latest hard core Trojan horses, I run ComboFix.exe

    Sometimes I do these things more than once and in different orders.

    It's kinda- like peeling an onion!

    Guess how much I pay for cleanup tools!

    James.

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