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ado-pGOLD Member
Pirate Ninja
3,882 posts
Location: Galway/Ireland

I got one or the other or both.

Its a work computer but we dont really have an I.T. dept. as such. So when i got this thing i ran all the the spyware removers and adware removers and virus scanners i could find but im still getting some stupid pop ups from gambling sites and other annoying crap.

Can anyone recommend some freeware that might do the job?

Love is the law.

onewheeldaveGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,252 posts
Location: sheffield, United Kingdom

'Hijackthis' is a very good tool for removing tough malware.

Make sure you read the FAQs and use either it's online forum or log file online checker before you use its 'fix' option.

If you just delete everything it throws up, you'll trash your system because many of them will be genuine system processes.

"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32

Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

15,417 posts
Location: South Wales

I just found this website which you can you use to test how good your personal firewall is.
Zonealarm has done shockingly bad! eek
Im now having a look at Jetico which recieved the highest score on the other websites tests.


poigmarmite and nutella sandwich
1,590 posts
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

I use AVG, Spybot, Firefox adblocker (only for use with mozilla firefox), spyware doctor and ewido anti-spyware. That enough?

THE hop Pyro.
(with parents)

15,417 posts
Location: South Wales

I didnt like Jetico.
It was rubbish.

Im much happier now with Zonealarm Pro again.

Oh, and before I forget:... bump smile

and.. Use this

SymBRONZE Member
Geek-enviro-hippy priest
1,858 posts
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

or this;)

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees


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