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SWS Spywear (popups)

Post by stussy » Wed 18 Jun, 2008 22:24

I keep getting SWS spywear popup on my pc, cant get rid of it, It opens up a new tab , I have tried Norton & Spybot s & d , I`am running Vista, Hope someone can help. :head:

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Post by Geoff H » Wed 18 Jun, 2008 22:44

Try Ad-Aware http://lavasoft.com/ it's pretty good at clearing unwanted stuff

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Post by ShinyDave » Wed 18 Jun, 2008 23:48

Ad-aware is great - try AVG 8 Free from free.grisoft.com also.

And reset Internet Explorer 7 (Tools - Internet Options - Advanced - Reset - Reset)

Do the ads mention 'CID' in the top left corner by any chance?
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Post by pangster » Thu 26 Feb, 2009 14:59

try Malwarebytes or Avast! - both of which are excellent programmes and free.. in fact Avast! usually outperforms paid software in benchmark tests..


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Post by Justin Time » Thu 26 Feb, 2009 19:39

Use Mozilla Firefox instead of IE7. There is a reason Microsoft employees use Firefox instead of their own program ;)
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Post by AntMan » Thu 26 Feb, 2009 19:59

I use super anti spyware it's free and has found and removed things that spybot etc have completly missed or not removed correctly.

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Post by SpunkyM » Fri 27 Feb, 2009 14:06

Malwarebytes will get rid of that.
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Post by Zim » Fri 27 Feb, 2009 17:04

+1 for malwarebytes.. great piece of software..


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Post by PooBear » Sat 28 Feb, 2009 08:55

Zim wrote:malwarebytes
Go for AVG free! I put this on all of our home workers machines that have serious infections to remove the threat.

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