Deleting spyware - who to trust?

May 11, 2009 at 23:52:22
Specs: XP Pro SP2, Core2 Duo/3gig
Hi guys,
I've worked out where the spyware is located....but can't delete it - I get....

Cannot delete XXXX:Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that he file is not currently in use.

I'm wary of using one of these free anti spyware systems since I don't know where they come from.....and some posts saying they mess up the rest of the system...

All help much appreciated...I'm sure its a big industry so thats why they make them difficult to get rid of!

Thanks very much,

Charlie C

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May 12, 2009 at 08:16:19
You are absolutely correct that you have to be careful which
spyware software you use. Many of them are actually
spyware themselves. I have spoken to many people that
thought they were getting a free anti-spyware program, when
in fact they were installing a virus or spyware with the
program. I have tried many and can honestly say that
spyware blockers are just like anything else in this get what you pay for. Don't expect too much for
free. The best <a
blockers/spyware removers program I have ever found
is at This antispyware
program found items that were not supposed to be there after
the other free ones were done with their scans. They also
included a few free features that were not even advertised
such as a registry monitor. But the thing that really
impressed me the most was their 100% removal guarantee.
If their program does not remove your spyware, email them
and they will come up with a custom solution just for you. I
don't know of any other company that offers that. I found
that to be very impressive! So what I learned was that tere
really is no such thing as a free lunch when it comes to
antispyware and antivirus software. You truly do get what
you pay for. Good Luck!

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