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How would I clean my computer of malware and spyware?

Asked by okc405 (255points) April 12th, 2008

ya my computer gots the sickness.

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Breefield's avatar

Back up all the files on CD’s or an external HDD. Then re-install the operating system. Then move the files back onto the computer. I’m thinking this is much easier to do on a Mac than on a Windows Machine.

That’s the best way to get a completely clean computer.

paulc's avatar

I always refer people who use Windows to Spybot – Search & Destroy. Its free and does a very thorough job.

sharl's avatar

@Breefield: I hate to be the one to say it, but if okc405 had a Mac, he wouldn’t have the malware problem. My gf ran antivirus on her Windows machine today and found over 200 bad things.

Breefield's avatar

:p I have a mac. I just forgot. All this talk about viruses and whatnot

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