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Brother Dragonbreath
12-09-2004, 08:39 AM
Since SP2 installed I've had two(?) programs download and install themselves on my computer. One is fairly benign a date manager from somebody called Gain Publishing. The other seems to be some kind of adware blocker called Virtual Bouncer by a company called AdServer. This one starts running every time I log onto the internet claiming I have adware, parasites and other nasties on my system. Both of these programs have installed themselves on my toolbar and have no options anywhere to uninstall them. So I have two questions. First obviously, how do I uninstall these programs? Second, if in fact I do have adware and parasites on my computer who does a good job of dealing with these things? I'm definitely not going to use Adserver...too rude! I've run Norton and it shows no viruses. Many thanks...Brother Dragonbreath

johnboy
12-09-2004, 08:52 AM
Try these programs
Adaware
site (http://www.lavasoftusa.com/)
A2 here (http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/)
SpyBot search and destroy from
[url=http://www.safer-networking.org/]Here[/url
Make sure these programs are updated after you download them
hth

Spacemannz
12-09-2004, 08:52 AM
Try Spybot from www.spybot.info

For Gain Manager, Date Manager, might be in add/remove programs. Uninstall it. Then use Spybot.

johnboy
12-09-2004, 08:53 AM
SpyBot search and destroy from
Here (http://www.safer-networking.org/)

stu120404
12-09-2004, 11:02 AM
Brother Dragonbreath see your other thread:

http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=51330

Lets us know how you get on :)

Brother Dragonbreath
12-09-2004, 08:17 PM
Thanks to all of you for your help. FAQ#16 was great though I had trouble with AdAware SE failing to run(it would cause a reboot) but I was able to fix that by running SpyBot SE first(?!). I'm also very uncertain about how to configure these programs but I guess I'll learn from practice. This webpage is priceless and I'm very grateful to all of you.