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how to remove spyware in my computer?
my computer is recently quite slow.

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Question by:she3
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by:nfroio
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This link may be of assistance w/ your current problem..

It addresses many forms of Spyware/Adware, and how to remove them...

http://www.pchell.com/support/spyware.shtml
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by:Dufo G. Belski
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You may also want to avail yourself of AdAware, a free program available at www.lavasoftusa.com
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by:Dufo G. Belski
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Aha!  I see AdAware is referenced on nfroio's link!
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by:rayt333
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Are you sure it is "spyware" that is causing your computer to be slower?
Do you run Scandisk and Defrag regularly? like weekly?

After your computer is first booted up hit the (Ctrl,Alt,Delete) and note all programs listed there, then as a test highlight each of them and use the end task button to close them (Leave Explorer and Systray running) some may take a couple of tries to close them.

If that helps then go to Start, then Run and type in "MSCONFIG" and hit OK, now click on the startup tab and note all programs with a check in front of them, you can uncheck any you do not want or need to load at boot (you can always recheck them later if you change your mind)
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by:rcashman
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Hi there, just thought I would throw my hat in the ring.  I use AdAware myself -good program. Both nfroio's and asyscokid's links will direct you to lavasoft's website.

Let us know how you make out. LOL  
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by:svdkumar
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Hi,
 try AdAware a good spyware detection utility. You can download this one from www.lavasoft.de

Try MS CONFIG as explained by rayt333, this can mostly solve the slow running of ur computer.

Also please provide some hardware details of ur computer as outdated hardware may also make ur computer slow.
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by:AL041000
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Here's a link to a very powerful tool that can and will find almost everything you could want to find, though extreme caution should be used as it can and will totally disable your machine! It's called SpybotSearchandDestroy!
http://patrick.kolla.de/spybotsd.html

AL
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