|Jimi, did you even go to the netpumper website or did you just look at different pages on google? If you had gone to the netpumper website you would have read in their FAQs that their software is not spyware. It does include adware (which is different from spyware). Many other free applications use adware so this is not untypical. Your negative opinion of the softwares usefulness doesnt really matter since you arent the one using it, and its not quite as worthless as you apparently think it is.|
cb one of the first things you want to do when removing a virus is to disable the system restore as Splatoid suggests. If you don't your computer will add the virus into the system restore points even if you remove the virus from your computer it will survive.
To disable your system restore, go into your my computer properties, go to the system restore tab, then put a check mark in the box that says Turn Off System Restore.
If you are certain you have a virus or malicious ad or spy scripts running, use the microsoft antispyware (its the best out in my opinion), and update the definitions for your virus scanner if they are not current, and rescan your whole system with both.
There are 10 types of people in the world, those who know binary, and those who don't.