Your browser does not seem to support CSS. If images appear below, please disregard them.
It appears that you're running an Ad-Blocker. This site is monetized by Advertising and by User Donations; we ask that if you find this site helpful that you whitelist us in your Ad-Blocker, or make a Donation to help aid in operating costs.
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#15825 - 11/01/04 10:23 AM Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 807
Ghost Offline
UGN Super Poster
Ghost  Offline
UGN Super Poster

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 807
Likes: 1
Wisconsin
Here is a thread to post links to any sort of free spyware/malware/virus removal utilities. Feel free to contribute anything, eventually i'll download them all and create a zip file to upload to the archive.

Sponsored Links
#15826 - 11/01/04 10:38 AM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 807
Ghost Offline
UGN Super Poster
Ghost  Offline
UGN Super Poster

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 807
Likes: 1
Wisconsin

#15827 - 11/01/04 02:07 PM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Gremelin Offline
Community Owner
Gremelin  Offline

Community Owner

Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Likes: 3
Portland, OR; USA
give spybot my approval for #1


Donate to UGN Security here.
UGN Security, Back of the Web, and VNC Web Services Owner
#15828 - 11/02/04 09:55 PM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,146
Ice Offline
UGN News Staff
Ice  Offline
UGN News Staff

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,146
Likes: 1
Canada
i personally use Ad-Ware :] Kick ass removal.
Never tried SpyBot, will give it a try.


Good artists copy, great artists
steal.

-Picasso
#15829 - 11/02/04 10:04 PM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 908
Girlie Offline
UGN Super Poster
Girlie  Offline
UGN Super Poster

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 908
In your dad's bed...
I like this one

xoftspy


boys lie.

<sintax>
No we do not!!!!
</sintax>
Sponsored Links
#15830 - 11/02/04 10:35 PM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,146
Ice Offline
UGN News Staff
Ice  Offline
UGN News Staff

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,146
Likes: 1
Canada
Are all these actually free ? or the 1 month Trial, or the let me scan your computer, but to delete the infected items, you gonna have to purchase the full version shit ?


Good artists copy, great artists
steal.

-Picasso
#15831 - 11/02/04 11:09 PM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 908
Girlie Offline
UGN Super Poster
Girlie  Offline
UGN Super Poster

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 908
In your dad's bed...
spybot and adaware are free I know.

xoftspy is like $40...but um PM me.


boys lie.

<sintax>
No we do not!!!!
</sintax>
#15832 - 07/05/05 09:52 PM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 4
Hallowed Be Thy Name Offline
Junior Member
Hallowed Be Thy Name  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 4
N/A
Ive been using ad-aware for a while, i think that hits them all but cant be sure *shrugs*


Assuming 0 is an invalid socket handle value.
Uncontrollably lame.
#15833 - 07/06/05 05:22 AM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Gremelin Offline
Community Owner
Gremelin  Offline

Community Owner

Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Likes: 3
Portland, OR; USA
I use AdAware Pro (the non-free version), SpyBot, Spyware Blaster, and a few others...


Donate to UGN Security here.
UGN Security, Back of the Web, and VNC Web Services Owner
#15834 - 07/06/05 06:41 PM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,255
§intå× Offline
§intå×  Offline



Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,255
Likes: 1
Maryland
Quote:
Originally posted by Hallowed Be Thy Name:
Ive been using ad-aware for a while, i think that hits them all but cant be sure *shrugs*
Nope

CoolWebSearch it will not remove. CWS shreder will not remove some versions either. I know. I have been fighting this bitch for over a year. I have sooooo much crap on my PC I do not want to burn to CD. It would take days. So I have resigned myself to using Firefox and toying with it when I get time.

I found Adaware and Spybot can work against each other. The way they fix some problems is counter productive. For example. Spy bot sometimes creates a blank file to kill a progy. I should clarify. It will create a blank file to replace the core of a spy program. Then adaware will come along and delete it. The adware then knows to download that file again.

Both methods would have worked but since both were run niether works. I am sure this is the same for many programs out there.


My New site OpenEyes
Sponsored Links
#15835 - 07/07/05 05:05 AM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Gremelin Offline
Community Owner
Gremelin  Offline

Community Owner

Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,195
Likes: 3
Portland, OR; USA
I'd offer to fix your PC for you (move good "clean" files to one of my servers them purge the data on the pc then format and move back) but it'd take more than a few days


Donate to UGN Security here.
UGN Security, Back of the Web, and VNC Web Services Owner
#15836 - 07/22/05 04:44 AM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 815
sinetific Offline
nobody
sinetific  Offline
nobody

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 815
Ann Arbor
I like root kit revealer for those really pesky windows viruses that just don't seem to go away.
It's not automated and inorder to use its information you need to restart in safe mode and force grant your permission to access areas of your machine I bet you didnt even know where there.
A favorite place for virii to hide is C:\System Volume Information\

#15837 - 08/04/05 10:04 PM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
Artic Warrior Offline
UGN Member
Artic Warrior  Offline
UGN Member

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
My room
I use registry mechanic which is pretty good at maintaining a vaild registry.
I dont remember paying for it so it must be free.
I also use spybot and ad-aware.


#15838 - 10/31/05 03:34 AM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
Artic Warrior Offline
UGN Member
Artic Warrior  Offline
UGN Member

Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 478
My room
Well since the downloads for spybots upgrading have been slow I have been using another progran.
Check it out, its called Spyware-Doctor .

Check out the user reviews for more info or just private message me if you have a question.


(I hope this thread is exempt from dying)


#15839 - 10/31/05 09:04 AM Re: Spyware/Malware Removal and Recovery Software Thread  
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,041
Infinite Offline
UGN Elite Poster
Infinite  Offline
UGN Elite Poster

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,041
Canada eh
1. no single spyware removal tool wll get everything. Your absolute best best is adaware/spybot in tandem, as well as hijackthis for the superstubborn ones.

Don't argue, this is the absolute truth. Anything you have to add is opinion and is wrong.

2. Use Linux. It is immune to this crap.


Member Spotlight
Gremelin
Gremelin
Portland, OR; USA
Posts: 7,195
Joined: February 2002
Show All Member Profiles 
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics46,816
Posts81,986
Average Daily Posts11
Members2,159
Most Online1,567
Apr 25th, 2010
Latest Postings
Top Posters(All Time)
UGN Security 39,980
Gremelin 7,195
§intå× 3,255
SilentRage 1,273
Ice 1,146
pergesu 1,136
Infinite 1,041
jonconley 955
Girlie 908
unreal 860
Top Liked Users (All Time)
§intå× Likes: 1
Cold Sunn Likes: 1
Crime Likes: 1
Cyrez Likes: 1
Ghost Likes: 1
Gremelin Likes: 4
Ice Likes: 1
unreal Likes: 1
Top Liked Users (30 Days)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
(Snapshot build 20160902)