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  • I use many programs including Norton, Spybot, Adware, System Mechanic, Registry cleaner and a few others. Make sure Norton is properly configured and do a daily scan with Adware. Increase your browsing security and avoid the popups. All exe files/ and email attachments should be scanned before opening. Spybot and Adware are free programs. On the bottom right of this page download free version of lavasoft. It's one of the best. You can update definitions as often as you wish. http://www.lavasoft.de/default.shtml.en This one is free too. Spybot search and destroy – Update on a regular basis. http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10122137.html Hope these sites help you. http://www.hackfix.org/ http://www.nohack.net/detection.htm
  • It is not unusual that various anti-virus programs are able to 'detect' infections (be they virus, trojan, worm, etc.), but may not be able to remove or 'heal' every infection. If the program is able to identify what the name of the infection is, I recommend searching the Internet for a 'removal tool' for that particular infection. In some cases, you may not find an automated tool, but may find instructions on how to manually remove the infection. This could involve deleting files, deleting registry entries, etc. In some cases, infections have done so much damage to Windows and your programs and files that removing the infection is not enough. In other words, serious damage may require a complete re-install of the operating system and all your programs and data.
  • Use avast. It has almost a 100% detection rate and i have never had a problem with it. http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
  • http://www.symantec.com/en/ca/index.jsp This site has 2 awesome scanners..I love it..It even has a widget that you can download for your desktop that will "speak" to you when your pc has some bad activity going on with it, at which point you can run a scan to fix and get rid of it..I highly recommend this site to anyone
  • I use avg, and i also have ad aware se personal,and i also use zone alarm secruity. they all work good for me and have not had a problem.I used advast but it gave me viruses and it took my friend a week to get them all out manually.
  • Google avg. You can download it for free, and all the geeks I know use it, and it works well for me.
  • Avoid anything by norton, avast and avira. Go for AVG, adaware, spybot and comodo personal firewall.
  • LIke i have said before, be careful of free downloads for anything, including virus killers. They themselves may be a virus in disguise. The Trojan is very clever. Once it has entered your computer, it takes over and destroys your system from top to bottom. I had over 800 hundred viruses. the Trojan eventually even took over the start button. I killed my computer by taking it way back in the woods and shooting it. it felt good to be finally the winner. The Trojan was dead, at least at my house. I started all over again with a new computer. This will happen to you, so expect it.
  • Although the most painful, "Format C:" is the best remedy.
  • In addition to what everybody else has said - if you KEEP getting viruses you should reconsider your surfing habits. Be very careful about any site that seems to offer any sort of service for free, especially porn sites and never open a file that you have downloaded or an e-mail attachment until you have checked it for viruses. Whatever anti-virus and anti-spyware software you have, keep their signature files up to date.

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