.Chiem wasn’t that big of a deal, I guess.
When my spyware scan told me that I had .chiem, I was kind of confused. I had thought, since the network snafu at the university last year, that it was a worm, not adware. Well, I guess they’re running out of names for these things, huh? It’s not that I’m not glad it wasn’t the worm, because believe me, I am.
See, with adware, you only get advertisements and wasted memory, usually. Sometimes there might be a little extra thing that might steal some valuable information. Worms can actually burn out your memory sticks. They’re also easily sent by way of Instant Messengers and what not versus downloading from a website; although that does happen.
What I had was the adware version, complete with pop up ads, slow operating speed on my computer, glitchy web surfing and programs crashing, you know, the normal stuff. What I didn’t count on was that my old spyware removal tool couldn’t get rid of it. It found it well enough, but just couldn’t kill it.
So, I did some shopping around online. I skipped using search terms like “number 1” or “best” simply because I’d been around long enough to know everyone says that. I decided to go for “100% removal guarantee” instead. That’s how I found ZookaWare PC Cleaner.
It is, simply put, the best thing out there. They deliver on their 100% removal promise if not the first time, then definitely the second. Here’s how that works: They have a bot that constantly searches the internet for new spyware programs to protect against. If, by some fluke, you do a scan before this bot finds your bug, it will let you know it found something that it has to research first. Within the next couple of minutes, it will have zapped your bug.