Spyware Removal-Do it yourself
Click the image to download
What is Spyware?
Spyware is a broad term for unwanted software that infects your computer.
While Spyware is capable of pretty much anything, most Spyware
programs will do one or more of the following:
incessant pop-up advertising whenever you connect to the Internet
what you do on your computer and the Internet and then send the
results to advertising companies or individuals who are keeping tabs
your home page (the first page that loads when you connect to the
Internet) with another page—usually a phony search engine, casino
site, or porn site.
down your computer by using your computer’s resources to run the
Spyware in the background whenever your computer is on.
How did it get on my computer?
Spyware can get on your computer a number of ways.
The most common way is from downloading something on the
Internet—usually something that is supposed to be free.
Illegal music downloading software like Kazaa and Moepheous always
come nowadays bundled with four or five Spyware programs.
Many browser or email enhancement programs also come riddled with
Spyware too. Many people are
tricked into downloading Spyware when they see a window like the
If you accidentally click yes, your computer will
soon be giving you pop-up advertisements as a punishment.
Shouldn’t there be a law?
During July of last year congresswoman Mary Bono from California
proposed the SPI (Safeguard against Privacy Invasions) Act.
Right now Lawmakers are working with industry and the privacy
rights community to refine the bill to avoid stunting innovation or
leaving loopholes. Yet at the
moment no law prevents Spyware engineers from infecting the nations
So how do I get rid of it?
Most people’s first approach to fixing Spyware problems is to get some
kind of pop up blocker. This
only treats the symptoms. You
need to actually remove the Spyware from the computer to stop the pop ups.
The easiest way to remove Spyware is to use a Spyware
removal tool. Quik Internet recommends Spybot. You
can find a link to download Spybot in our website www.hbquik.com.
Spybot is what is called “donor ware”.
The program was written and is updated by an individual who donates
his time to helping the world combat Spyware.
The program is free to use and the creator asks for a small
donation to help him continue to update the program.
Spybot will remove most Spyware, but some Spyware
programs need to be removed manually.
Just go into the add/remove programs icon located in your control
panel. Here you will find a
list of all the programs on your computer.
Following is a list of common Spyware programs you can safely
remove from this list:
If you are not a do-it-yourselfer, or you encounter
problems while attempting to remove spyware yourself, you can have Quik
Internet professionally remove all Spyware from your computer for
between $35 and $70.00.
Call our office: