Best free adware / spyware?

  GileyD 20:50 06 Oct 2004

I have some adware on my pc - the home page keeps defaulting to another one.

Ran a scan (Norton) which identified two spyware files but when I tried to delete them it came up "delete failed". Any idea why?

Can you suggest the best free software I can download to get rid of this and hopefully prevent it happening again?


  canard 20:51 06 Oct 2004

Adaware, Spybot and Spyware Blaster.

  Jackcoms 20:53 06 Oct 2004

And this (CWShredder) click here

  SANTOS7 20:54 06 Oct 2004

click here
click here
click here these will go a long way to keeping your pc spuware free,good luck

  SANTOS7 20:54 06 Oct 2004

even spyware....

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:56 06 Oct 2004

Anti Spyware :-
Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here
Spywareblaster click here
a2 click here
CW Shredder click here

If Homepage defaulting to something else then probably coolweb search hijack.

Switch off system restore run shredder switch restore back on and set new restore point.

  Jackcoms 20:59 06 Oct 2004

Fruit Bat /\0/
Good call re switching off System Restore - but a restore point will automatically be created once it's switched back on.

  Jackcoms 21:03 06 Oct 2004

Sorry, that should read Fruit Bat /\0/\

  VoG II 21:09 06 Oct 2004

Once you've got rid of it then get StartPage Guard click here

  Halmer 21:47 06 Oct 2004

Spybot allow you to lock the home page to stop this happening?

  Halmer 21:48 06 Oct 2004

Tools/IE Tweaks

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