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Re: O/T Computer virus \"Spyware\" how to get rid of
I'd be wary of the people who are offering to clean the spyware off your comptuer for 20 or 40 bucks. There is no way they can clean it remotely without getting into the running services, etc. I've been constantly battling this crap for 2 years now in my IT Department. LEVE's suggestion of Microsoft AntiSpyware is a good one, but is not fool-proof. I have personally seen it broken. But, IMO, it is the best out there.
If you have a bad infection, I recommend taking the computer to someone so they can properly clean it out. The problem you will run into is if you do not completely clean out the spyware, it will feed off itself and become bad again.