Spyware, Popup's and the Nasties
This is how I remove Spyware and the
like from my clients PCs
Step 2: All right. Now that the hosts file is squeaky
clean lets move on...
Open up Internet Explorer. If
you don't use Internet Explorer this still applies to you.
Click Start / Run and type in
inetcpl.cpl. This is just a quick way of doing Start
/ Settings / Control Panel / Internet Settings...
Now click on Settings...
Now click on View Objects...
You are presented with the Download
Program Files folder. Here's where you may have some nasties.
Look down the list (if you have a list) and delete anything that
doesn't have "Installed" in the status column. Most
of the time these are just bad or corrupted downloads from websites
using special apps so you can access the site. Colleges and Universities,
Banks, etc use these downloads to help you manage or access something
on that site. Don't worry... if you delete something that you
needed the website will prompt you again when you return to it
and give you the opportunity to re-download this tiny program
When you're done close this down
and then click OK on all the other dialog boxes you opened...
On to step 3