how can i remove errors without buying a program to remove the errors

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andrewlaw

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I downloaded spydoctor it said the computer has 87 infections and i have to purchae it to remove the infections. I want to know if I can remove the errors without purchasing a program to erase them please help.
 

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andrewlaw Hi and welcome to TSG,
They are after your money. If you can identify specific problems or symptoms with your PC/laptop, then start a new topic here at TSG and get free advice from here.

I hope this helps?
Richard.
 
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There are a number of free anti-spyware programs you can download, e.g. Lavasoft's Anti-Spyware and Microsoft's Windows Defender. In fact I would recommend using both regularly to scan your system. If the infections are viruses then you need a decent AV program. If you are prepared to purchase, then I recommend ESET's NOD32, which I think is better than most. Alternatively, free AV software is also available, such as Grisoft's AVG or avast! antivirus Home Edition. If you haven't got an anti-virus program installed and a firewall, you're in trouble!
 
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The three best programs to have installed on your computer:

Spyware Blaster

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

ZoneAlarm Firewall

All are free, and all work better than their 'purchased' competition.
 
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I use around 8 different programs to disinfect my computer. There isn't one single program out that can catch every single infection. It's always smart to use 3 or 4 different kinds for the same purpose. The reason being is that if one program doesn't pick something up, the other 2 or 3 programs that you have scanning afterwards can pick up what you've already missed. :)

The programs I use to detect malware (spyware, trojan, adware, rootkit, logger, worm etc):
Spy Sweeper
Spybot S&D
CounterSpy
Spyware Doctor
Hijack This
Kaspersky AntiVirus
Trojan Hunter
TDS-3
 
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