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[Jan. 13th, 2004|10:18 pm]
[emotional state |annoyedannoyed]

so a spywear program that comcast had me install on my computer just started running. well, it might not be spywear but whatever it was it had never run before, and it's certaintly not nessisary for me to be connected. so i just uninstalled about 10-20 .exe files that they installed. maybe he will run faster now.

as if i wasn't pissed enough at them already today.


[User Picture]From: lucky_otter
2004-01-13 07:26 pm (UTC)
A couple of excellent tools for finding and removing spyware and adware are:
Lavasoft Ad-Aware and
Spybot Search&Destroy. Both are free, both are good. Spybot is free-er, supported by donations, while Ad-Aware has a comercial version. The free version is still quite effective - you just can't tell it to run all the time.

You probably have other spyware you don't know about. These programs will find and remove it.

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[User Picture]From: joshwand
2004-01-13 09:03 pm (UTC)
yeah, spybot s&d. was gonna mention that, but, well..
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[User Picture]From: destrado
2004-01-13 09:54 pm (UTC)
get both, they pick up stuff the other misses. its annoying.
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