Prevent spyware from installing in Windows 98
Posted on 2003-12-02
I have a problem with one user on our network. Her computer is contiually infested with spyware. We are currently running Windows 98 on the machine that she is using. I have booted Windows 98 in safe mode and have ran adaware and spybot repeatedly to remove spyware programs, but somehow they keep returning. In the begininning of my quest to rid her computer of spyware, I unistalled several programs (I2PP, etc). Today those came back as well! I removed them again using Adaware and Spybot and I uninstalled using Add/Remove programs. After doing this, I checked the installed programs and she does not have anything installed that uses spyware. In fact,all of the software installed on her computer is from "legitimate" software companies (Microsoft, Adobe, etc). Am I missing something here? Why does the spyware keep coming back?