...So, you finally have the machines you want in place and then the inevitable happens. And don’t be surprised! It is not a matter of if, but when. Something goes wrong and you don’t know how to fix it. You cannot afford to call in the technicians and you need to resolve the issue as in yesterday. This new section will be a calling place for some of the answers.

Problem: Spyware is attacking your network and making your machines almost unusable. How can you fix it?

Solution: There are two vital steps here. 1. Getting rid of the existing spyware1 first and 2. Setting up your network with safeguards to prevent it from happening again.

Firstly then, use a program such as Spy Terminator, SpyBot or many others [most available free from the Internet if budgets are tight] and scan your system for spyware and malware. These little nasties are not viruses per se but they do act in a similar fashion and often with the same result. One thing to note here – you do not need them, the children certainly do not need them and the computer will be eternally grateful to you for ridding them completely. Depending on the amount of machines in your network, this can be a lengthy task, but to make sure you have cleaned the machines effectively, a scan of each machine individually is highly recommended. Continue reading