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adware/spyware removal for Win95

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I'm really partial to Ad-Aware, but it appears it will not run on a Win95 client. And of course I have a client that refused to upgrade their win95 and is loaded down with adware crap.

Does the prof version of Ad-Aware support win95? I've tried downloading some from download.com, but they are not free, nor provide a trial run.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Hi Thirt,

Spybot should work:
http://www.spychecker.com/download/download_spybot.html
Just a little note about it here:
http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=faq&detail=11

If you're still having problems, use this tool and post the logfile:
 http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe
so we can do a manual removal of junk.

Greetings,

LucF
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by:Thirt
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I dl and installed Spychecker from your link, but when I go to run it, I get the error "a required dll file, ws2_32.dll was not found".

Let me try the Hijackthis link, but I think the PC is too infected to remove manually.
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by:LucF
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That's exactly the error message for which the fix is listed in my second link ;-)
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by:andydis
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And of course I have a client that refused to upgrade their win95 and is loaded down with adware crap.


LOL#

our term for this is "windows95 is now complety unsupported even by microsoft and therefore voids the support contract, no more updates are being released for this product and it is now unreliable as a result" and that normally works.
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by:Thirt
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Yup, I doubled back and checked your second link and went "doh!"

Spyware is now off and running. Thanks!

And thats a good point Andy, I might have to get a bit more firm and tell them what they don't want to hear.
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by:LucF
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Glad to help ;-)

After you've ran spybot can you still post a hijackthis logfile to know for sure that all junk has been removed? As neither ad-aware or spybot can eliminate everything.

LucF
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