Saturday, July 18, 2009
Dealing with Spyware - Update
Back at the beginning of the year, I did a post about how to get rid of spyware. I even used this picture (because I like it!). In it, I laid out four things you can try - in increasing difficulty and severity - from "try a different antivirus" to "nuke it from orbit".
Well I've run across quite a good (if technical) post from the Event Log Blog, with a very detailed set of steps you can use to remove malware and get systems working again, along with links to freeware tools (caveat reader: I haven't tried these, although Sysinternals is an excellent resource). It's more focused on general clutter and cruft slowing things down than in spyware per se, but it's a good post, information rich and packed with good advice.