I installed Ad-Aware on my computer, and it doesn’t detect any suspicious files. Yet adware pops up whenever I open Internet Explorer. I use Firefox primarily, but I’d like to get rid of the adware on Explorer still. Is there a preferences folder I can get into and delete the file(s) manually? I even reinstalled Windows XP on my computer and still the adware remains.
Unfortunately this is a problem I’m hearing on a daily basis now.
The number of people who have AVG, adaware and Spybot installed but then get confused as to why they have been infected is increasing by the day. In all seriousness, these programs (especially spybot and adaware) are no longer good enough to be your only protection against viruses, spyware and adware (as well as trojans, rootkits and other nasties). They used to be great programs a couple of years ago, but have now been overtaken by programs with next-generation approaches.
One program I would strongly recommend you try instead is Prevx1. This has recently been proven as having the strongest protection and cleanup capabilities of ALL security solutions available today so should hopefully fix the problems your current protection has failed to.
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by: Secure Expert
on: 20th October 06