Spyware is a computer program which collects information about the user such as habits on the Internet and transmits that information to an external entity on the Internet without user knowledge or consent.

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Does killing a process helps avoids spyware

I'm downloading something from mediafire which really has many sponsor sites that are not good: ad.xtendmedia.com and mdinfo.com. And possibly the cause of some spyware and adware in my system. Does ...
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Does reformatting the drive really removes spywares and viruses

I've recently read that the data that you deleted in windows using shift+del doesn't actually get deleted it is just made to be overwritable by other data that will soon be stored in your hard drive. ...
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How does the “Steam” platform work? Is it DRM? Can I trust “Steam”-powered software? [closed]

UPDATE: This question lives on at gaming.stackexchange.com. So – I just bought the new game Supreme Commander 2. This question is not about the game, but about the online software ...
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Open dns still detects malware activity after having scanned and removed malware

I'm using open dns to block unwanted sites. Everytime I go to the dashboard I always see this malware activity in all of the networks that I have in open dns. What do I do?I'm using avast free, ...
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is spyware blaster not useful when using a portable browser?

I'm using portable google chrome and portable firefox. Is there anyway that spyware blaster could detect my browser in order to protect it if im using a portable app.
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How to rid my computer of spyware and adware

I have a bit of a spyware problem. I tried using How to Clean up a Windows Spyware Infestation to help get rid of the spyware/adware on my computer. I have autoruns and process explorer and got rid ...
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some strange services in task manager and in msconfig/startup that I cannot close

I was trying to fix a friend's computer because it was really slow, it was working but after some 20 minutes it was starting go really slow or just freeze and I've formatted the hard drive, installed ...
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Google Chrome Hijacking to www1 Antivirus downloading website

Every so often, spontaneously without warning, my Google Chrome has been redirecting to this type of website WARNING SPYWARE LINK* ...
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Can I trust these programs? Are they safe? What are they really?

I found a couple programs on the desktop of my computer after another person used it. I have done some googling, but have no idea who or what I can and cannot trust. The programs in question are ...
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my.freeze.com netassistant

Does anyone knows how to get rid of my.freeze.com netassistant? I tried one million things, but this annoying spyware just won't go way....
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what is oscex-en.url.trendmicro.com

I installed fiddler web proxy to debug my webapp and found that something in my computer is constantly connecting to that host. What does it mean?
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Does Messenger Plus! contain any spyware?

Does anyone know if Messenger Plus contains any spyware? Is it relatively safe to install at work? EDIT: For those people that are telling me to ask the IT department: I am the IT department. ...
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How do I remove Cyber Security THE Rogue Anti-Spyware

I am not sure how many of you have heard of Cyber Security (no link, a rogue anti-spyware doesn't deserve a link). Basically, it's a virus and a rogue masquerading as anti-spyware. You can read about ...
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Spyware used my gmail account to send thousands of spam e-mails to all my trusted contacts, what should I do?

I just logged in to my gmail and was shocked by the amount of automatic responses I got in my inbox. I then looked at my sent messages folder and noticed that apparently, thousands of spam e-mails ...
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Any ideas on which is better? MS One Care or Spyware Doctor? [closed]

Does anyone know if the new Microsoft Malware solution is better or worse than Spyware Doctor? My gut tells me that Spyware Doctor would be better just because they aren't a jack-of-all-trades like ...
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Is GMABooster real? Is it spyware?

I just found out about GMABooster for OSX which supposedly boosts performance for the Intel GMA 950 in my mac mini. As anyone used this? Is it spyware? The site seems real but at the same time ...
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On a Mac, how are connections (possibly by spyware) made to outside internet addresses during initial startup?

I am trying to secure a Mac after discovering that network links are being established to some unwanted internet sites. Using 'lsof -i' (list open 'files', internet) I have seen that launchd, ntpd, ...
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How to completely remove Personal Guard 2009?

I have become infected with the Personal Guard 2009 malware. How do I get rid of this pest?
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What are some things to avoid if you want to keep your computer adware/spyware free?

I recently reinstalled the OS (XP Home) on a friend's heavily spyware/adware infected machine. It appears as though his kids (7 and 11 years I believe) were visiting sites that offered downloads for ...
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Why is teatimer constantly running registry operations?

Whenever I have procmon running the number one activity seems to be teatimer. I believe this is part of the spybot search and destroy program. Why is its activity level so high?
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Curly braces in a URL

Often I have came across URLS like the following: http://www.isthisahacker.com/{7B643FB915-845C-4A76-A071-677D62157FE07D}.htm Do the curly braces in the URL above indicate some kind of attempt ...
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Spyware Removal - Total Security

I got wacked with the spyware "Total Security" which shows fake scans etc. What legit remover-tool can I use to get this out? All AV scanners refuse to remove it.
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TrustNinja Antispyware - I know its fake but how do I get rid of it?

So I cant find anything online about this piece of "software." Its on one of my user's computer and I cant get rid of it. Ive tried lavasoft's adaware, malware bytes antimalware, and spybot. I am ...
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How to clean a computer with multiple accounts infected with spyware, viruses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? What's the best way to clean a computer with multiple accounts infected with spyware, viruses and malware? ...
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RealVNC just appeared after restart

Just restarted my machine and noticed VNC server icon in my systray. I definitely didn't do it, unless I had an out of body experience and did it in my sleep. I also don't remember doing anything that ...
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How do you uninstall VersalSoft?

a collegue somehow managed to get some crazy applciation instaleld on their computer called VersalSoft Inc Internet Download 3.0.22. Is this spyware? How do I uninstall it? I removed it from ...
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Is free security software as good as paid security software? [closed]

I mostly use free security solutions to protect my home PC, but I wonder if I would get better protection from a paid solution. I prefer the free software, since I can have multiple applications ...
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OS X rootkit/spyware scanners?

For OS X, I have discovered Rootkit Hunter recently and liked the functionality. What other rootkit/spyware scanners for OS X have been developed that are available for use?
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Getting rid of the Antivirus 2009 virus/adware?

I have known a few computers that have gotten this pesky virus/adware combination (my parents and girlfriend most notably). For my parents computer I resorted to reformatting it. I still don't know if ...
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How to stop spyware/adware popups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? I think my brother got a case of adware on his Windows XP PC, since he gets occasional pop-ups out of ...