How to get rid of Gamespy spyware?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Kevin G., Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Kevin G.

    Kevin G. Second Unit

    Sep 30, 2003
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    Recently, (As in VERY recently...the last couple days...)
    my Mcaffe has picked up some PUPs that had to do with Gamespy and suggested to remove it. I had removed a couple for a few days in a row, but got thouroghly annoyed with them popping up, so I removed the Gamespy program.
    Now I don't have nearly the frequency of warnings but I get probably one per night telling me it's located in "system information_restore..." I'm assuming it has to do with it creating a restore point and the spyware trapped in this restore point??
    One question is, why now?? I mean, I've had Gamespy installed for a while, with no issues and now...
    The other is how do I get rid of the POS??
    As always your help is appreciated.
  2. Max Leung

    Max Leung Producer

    Sep 6, 2000
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    You are probably ok - a system restore point is just a group of files saved from a previous state of your installation. I doubt the spyware is running now. However, if you do a restore to that point I'm sure it will come back.

    You could delete the affected restore point(s) if you wish, assuming you don't need it in the future.

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