How to remove spyware from your computer using free tools

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A common question from users, related to spyware is how to remove spyware from your computer, in this guide I will show you how to it, introduction 3 free tools that you can download form the internet.

How to remove spyware from your computer
How to remove spyware from your computer.

The first things we need to do is to verify we install the tools before the infection. But, most of us, still, in the feeling that it will not happens to them. We do not judge we only try to help so lets go.

How to remove spyware from your computer using free tools.

If you have another computer that is not infected and you can download the tools on it do it. Then move them to a USB device and connect it to the infected computer. This is better as we can assume the tools are clean. If not just download them to your system.

How to remove spyware from your computer:

I am going to show you 3 tools that you can download and run from a USB device. No installation is needed. Using the tools you can scan your computer for spyware (and other malware types), rootkit and adware.

Please save and close all windows before using the tools!

GMER the anti rootkit tool

Using GMER you can scan your computer for rootkit. A rootkit is a combination of two words, root and kit. The idea of rootkit is to gain root level privilege using a kit of tools (or functions).

Using rootkit you can manipulate the regular behavior of the operation system. Doing malicious stuff without the user know ( nor your antivirus, firewall or any other installed security tool).

Read more about rootkit virus.

GMER will install a build in kernel driver to your system. It will start scanning your system to find rootkit activities on your system.

Where to download:
GMER Anti rootkit

AdwCleaner the adware cleaner:

AdwCleaner is a free tool to scan and remove all king of adware threats. Include Potentially Undesirable Program (PUP), toolbars and hijacker. This is a standalone tool that can also run from a USB device to scan your system.

Before using it, please save all your data, AdwCleaner will restart your system after cleaning.

Malwarebytes enquire the tool and is currently supporting the tool.

Where to download:
AdwCleaner 

Portable free antivirus avz4:

avz4 is a free standalone antivirus. It does not require installation and you can run it from an external device. Like a USB disk. It develop by a Russian person name Oleg Zaitsev and was enquire by Kaspersky antivirus. It is currently support by Kaspersky.

After downloading the avz2 zip file, you need to extract it using an unzipped tool. Once extract run the avz.exe file.

Like all the antiviruses AVZ also has a database aka definition file. This file contain information about malware signature. Like other antivirus tool the first thing to do is to update its definition file.

Updating the tool database file and run a scan:

  • Press on file and select Database Update.
  • After the update is done mark V on your primary disk (c:\)
  • Press the scan button to start the scan.
  • Scanning process taking time, so let it run.

Please note that you can update the definition file into the USB device. If you put avz on a USB device. Doing that gives you an up-to-date database for offline scanning.

Where to download:
avz4 antivirus

In this article I give you 3 free tools that you can download and use as a small arsenal toolkit. Tools to remove spyware from your computer or from any other device.  You can use them rom a USB key or directly from your computer. The 3 tools are great to use. Has support by a lot of online forums, and help for them can be found online.

My recommendation is to save them locally. Make a habit, from time to time use them to scan your computer.

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