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  1. retired_member16

    retired_member16 Banned

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    My sister-in-law has dumped her PC on my doorstep with instructions to
    "clean all the crap" off it.

    I dont have the time for a rebuild, so can anyone recommend some funky virus/adware/crap cleaning links that I can run through it tonight?

    TIA
     
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  3. Jeewhizz

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    adaware from lavasoft
    you could try the windows build of clamav, or avast!
     
  4. admin Spain

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    Go into IE, delete all offline files & cookies
    Run Disk Clean up in Windows Explorer
    (this will save you ages when running the SpyBot scanners)

    Get AVG Free Anti Virus if you dont have one:
    AVG Free Advisor: Installation files & documentation

    Install and run Search & Destroy (safer-networking.org)
    Install and run Adaware from Lavasoft (see majorgeeks.com)
    Download and run Crap Cleaner (see filehippo.com) - this does load of clean up including missing short cuts, registry etc and its free

    Reboot
    Defrag the hard disk

    you are good to go!
     
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    retired_member16 Banned

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    Thanks v much for the links, that will save me a lot of hassle.

    :D
     
  6. denchomsky United Kingdom

    denchomsky Well-Known Member

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    i use crap cleaner CCleaner for short, it does cookies, registry e.t.c

    CCleaner.com
     
  7. olebean

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    I agree with admin AVG is pretty good as a freebie..


    Try zonelabs for a free firewall and also spybot.info (search and destroy)
     
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    retired_member16 Banned

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    Great, I will give those a run out tonight too, thanks
     
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    If you want the best Spyware/Adware blocker use Spyware Doctor

    Download Spyware Doctor

    Detects a lot of stuff that other spyware software (adaware, spybot, Windows defender etc) doesn't even pick up, you have to buy a copy for it to clean stuff off.

    Have now used this on around a dozen PC's that were exhibiting signs of Spyware attack and it had cleaned them up OK where other Spyware software has struggled to detect the infection.

    Runs in background as well preventing re-infection.

    AVG is a good free virus scanner.

    Run through a disk defrag as well might speed disk access up a little.
     
  11. Jeewhizz

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    AVG is quite popular, but i've found avast to be better at actually removing viruses...
     
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    I recommend avast and also startup inspector.
     
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