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Article: 10 Steps to Remove Spyware and Malware

GeekBlog.org: 10 Steps to Remove Spyware and Malware

I’ve posted the first of what will eventually become many articles on various topics over at GeekBlog.org. This one deals with removing spyware and malware from your computer – an increasingly common problem:

Once your system has spyware (which is distressingly easy to catch, even if you’re conservative in your surfing habits), your system is no longer fully under your control. Getting rid of the unwanted malware will restore your computer to your ownership and control, and get rid of annoying popups and other abnormal behavior.

This article arose out of the fact that I was writing up quick “how-to” messages to friends and family members that were having spyware problems. Now, I’ve got the whole thing fleshed out a bit, and hosted here, so I can update it as needed, and just send out a link.

Go check it out, and if your computer is acting strangely (unwanted popups, redirected searches, sluggishness, etc.), follow the instructions, and let me know if they helped solve your problem.

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