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Thread poster: Suzanne Blangsted
Suzanne Blangsted  Identity Verified
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Sep 17, 2003

As we work through the internet downloading from many different contacts, often a program spying on your PC usage has entered into your computer. This little program can remove these "spies".

http://www.webroot.com/wb/products/spysweeper/index.php

It can be tested for free for a short period of time, and then to continue you will need to pay for it.

Check it out, you might be surprised to see how much entered into your computer without your knowing and sending back info to others.

You can through this link choose whatever spyware removal you want to test


[Edited at 2003-09-17 19:17]


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Ángel Espinosa
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Ad-Aware Sep 17, 2003

The best freeware I know to detect and delete spywares:

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/


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PSz
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AdAware 6.0 from Lavasoft Sep 17, 2003

It is very useful to use anti spyware softwares. That's right.
My choice is AdAware 6.0 from Lavasoft, because it is efficient and the standard version is free. (no time limit)

http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/

"Ad-aware is THE award winning, multi-trackware detection and removal utility (designed for Windows 98 / 98SE / ME / NT40 / 2000 / XP Home / XP Pro) that will comprehensively scan your memory, registry, hard, removable and optical drives for known Datamining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, Keyloggers, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components.

Ad-aware will provide you with the confidence to surf the Internet knowing that your privacy will remain intact."


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Suzanne Blangsted  Identity Verified
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spyware Sep 17, 2003

The URL I posted is a major link to several different sites for adware and spyware removal. There are also other links in this major one

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Nina Engberg  Identity Verified
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SpyBot S&D Sep 17, 2003

Myself, I use Spybot Search & Destroy, and it keeps my computer clean from spyware.

http://www.safer-networking.org/


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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
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What about Norton? Sep 20, 2003

I've just noticed that Lavasoft Ad-Aware is free only for non-commercial use. Do you know if Internet security packages by Symantec, McAfee etc. also have an anti-spyware function? Thanks

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Suzanne Blangsted  Identity Verified
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spyware Sep 20, 2003

http://mcafee.digitalriver.com/dr/sat2/ec_MAIN.Entry?CID=0&SID=39692&SP=10007&DSP=0&CUR=840&PGRP=0&CACHE_ID=0

This will take you to the McAfee store, where you can ge answers to your questions. There is one that can protect exploitation of your private information, but apparently there is not one specifically for spyware. Norton also shows no specific spyware removal program.


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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
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thanks Sep 21, 2003

Thanks a lot Blangsted!

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Traduim
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Sep 22, 2003

AdAware is simlpy the best.

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