Quick and easy spyware removal

Does your computer run slower than it used to?  Does it frequently lock up?  Do you suspect spyware?  If you are an ANC employee or a student connecting on the ANC wireless network, you can access the Spyware removal that is built into our Barracuda Web Filter.  Barracudas are sweet, lovable, little fishies that take good care of their other little fishy friends.  (I think.)  Any device named after so lovable a creature will surely take good care of you and your computer.  Here’s what you do.

Open a web browser and go to the site http://scan.anc.edu and it will launch the Barracuda Spyware Removal Tool.  Click on the button for Barracuda Spyware Removal Tool and it will open a window asking “Do you want to run or save this file?”   Select Run.  At this point you may have to select Allow if Windows asks for permission to run the file.  After allowing it you will go to the Spyware Removal Tool page, once there select Scan.  When it finishes, click Select All, and click Remove.  That should remove anything the Barracuda finds.  If Barracuda doesn’t like it, we don’t like it.  Make it gone.

This is a quick and easy first step to keeping your PC healthy and functioning properly. 

Happy computing,


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