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    Unexpected Spyware (AOL 9.0)

    I believe I have been invaded with spyware (who knows how - teenager using home machine as well, for music etc.) Found unwanted icons for MyPCSearch, and files for AdDestroyer, vBouncer, and Lycos Search. Have deleted desktop icons and obvious files and folders. Now receiving n-CASE Alert wanting me to reinstall (not on your life), but requires internet connectivity (I have dial-up). Have visited sites that explain info about these hijackers, risks, and removal info. I do not feel comfortable working in the registry (only if I'm threatened with jail time, will I visit this location). Will Norton or McAfee get rid of these pests?

    Thanks for any help/suggestions!

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    Re: Unexpected Spyware (AOL 9.0)

    Hi Gwen

    I would suggest you download and use Spybot S&D, and Adaware, and Spyware Blaster, and Spyware Guard.
    All complement each other and provide excellent protection against spyware.

    See <!post=this post,296439 >this post<!/post> for more info and links.

    Have a Great day!!!
    Ken
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    Re: Unexpected Spyware (AOL 9.0)

    Thanks Ken. These threads were very helpful and informative.

    I'll give this a try this evening. Do you happen to know if these are large files? At home I'm still old-fashioned with dial-up.

    Gwen

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    Re: Unexpected Spyware (AOL 9.0)

    Hi Gwen

    I'm on dialup at home but on hi-speed at work......guess where I do most of my downloading. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Spybot S&D...4.3 meg
    Adaware...1.5 meg
    Spyware Blaster...2.2 meg
    Spyware Guard...2.0 meg

    I hope you're not paying by the minute. <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>

    Have a Great day!!!
    Ken
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