im not getting adware or spyware

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ad22886, Dec 7, 2004.

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  1. ad22886

    ad22886 Registered Member

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    which probly means there is something seriously wrong with my computer.

    everytime i went on the internet i would use ad-aware se and it would usually find about 20-30 adware, but for the past few weeks its not found anything i know ive got some because my computer is starting to slow down, and going on the internet non stop for the past few weeks i must have some adware (im not saying i want it, i just know something is wrong if im not getting any)

    its the same with spybot s&d im getting no spyware.

    ive also noticed that i cant download so i think it might be something to do with my temporary internet files.

    can anyone help me on this? im using windows xp sp2
     
  2. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    have you recently installed a router or any new software?

    Jimbob
     
  3. ad22886

    ad22886 Registered Member

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    thanx for writing back ive been behind a router for about 6 months now. i recently installed icq when this all happend but i do remember doing something with my temporary internet files but i thought i put everything back to normal.

    temporary internet files properties

    attributes
    read only - ticked(shaded)
    hidden - not ticked

    please wb
     
  4. Jimbob1989

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    I don't know why your temporary internet files are set to read only, I don't think they should be or need to be. I would suggest you delete tempory history incase you have an nasties in there and I would suggest downloading 'Spybot Search & Destroy' if you don't have it allready, give that a run and see what it finds.

    Jimbob
     
  5. ad22886

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    my spybot cant find anything either. how do i delete internet history? should i untick read only?
     
  6. Jimbob1989

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    Yes I would. You can delete the files either manually from the folder or as long if you have internet explorer. you can click on tools > Internet Options > Delete Files.

    Jimbob
     
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