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Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted: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.

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:'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!


Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted: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.



marmite and nutella sandwich
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Member Since: 19th Jun 2006
Total posts: 1590
Posted: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)


Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted: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


Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:or this;)

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

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