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Spyware Removal January 4, 2006

Posted by peewitsol in Technical, Uncategorized.
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SPYWARE REMOVAL

Removing and preventing Spyware has (unfortunately) been very lucrative for most consultants (OK, a few of us). The crux of most users’ problems is that the programs are not updated and the default settings for these programs do NOT scan for all possible problems! So they “sneak” on through!

Software manufactures state that users don’t want to wait a long time for scanning, so they choose a (quicker) default scanning time.
SpyBot Search & Destroy

1) Launch program and check for (& install) updates
2) Select “Advanced Mode” from the “Mode” pull-down menu
3) Click on the “Tools” button on the side toolbar
4) Select ALL Tools except for the “Bug Report” (only needed when troubleshooting the SpyBot program)
5) Click on the “Settings” button on the side toolbar
6) Click on “Ignore Products”
7) Select “All Products” – then right-mouse click on the list and “Deselect All” items, but (re)select “DSO Exploit”
8) (Re)immunize to include the newly included “All Products”
9) Click on “Check for problems”
Lavasoft’s AdAware

1) Launch program and check for (& install) updates [click on “Check for updates now” — click “Connect” to continue, then “Finish”]2) Click “Start” to begin scanning.3) The first time requires that we configure the settings — click on “Customize” (Change all items that are RED “X” (not grey) to GREEN “Check”) — Select ALL local hard drives 4) Click “Customize” to select this type of scanning5) Click “Next” to begin scanning.
Microsoft’s AntiSpyware

1) Launch program and check for (& install) updates (under the File pull-down menu)
2) Click on “Scan Options”
3) Select “Run a full system scan’
4) Ensure that all check boxes are selected (as well as ALL permanent hard drives)
5) Click on “Save these options” then “Run Scan Now”

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