Malware Slayer

Jay Tea describes an experience cleaning up malware, that is, adware and spyware, on an extended family computer. There’s that family tech support thing again. I can’t blame him for feeling dirty, as it was a particularly bad infestation.

He took a somewhat different approach from the hardcore one here and for that matter, here. Yahoo’s toolbar? I’d never have thought to do that.

One thing though; installing Firefox is priceless. It goes most of the way toward preventing the problem from happening again. And again and again and again.