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Friday, March 03, 2006

Free Adware/Spyware Remover

  • Spybot - Search & Destroy v1.4 - can detect and remove a multitude of adware files and modules from your computer. Spybot also can clean program and Web-usage tracks from your system, which is especially useful if you share your computer with other users. Modules chosen for removal can be sent directly to the included file shredder, ensuring complete elimination from your system.
  • Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition v1.06 - boasts a number of improvements from its predecessors. Extended memory scanning now scans all modules loaded by a process. Scanning uses the all-new CSI (Code Sequence Identification) technology to identify new and unknown variants of known targets. Extended registry scanning now scans registry branches of multiple-user accounts and performs additional smart checks to detect dynamically created references. Scanning speed is noticeably faster, and this version offers an Extended Scanning mode for known and unknown/possible browser hijackers.
  • Microsoft Windows Defender - is a security technology that helps protect Windows users from spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Known spyware on your PC can be detected and removed. This helps reduce negative effects caused by spyware including slow PC performance, annoying pop-up ads, unwanted changes to Internet settings, and unauthorized use of your private information. Continuous protection improves Internet browsing safety by guarding over 50 ways spyware can enter your PC. Participants in the worldwide SpyNet community play a key role in determining which suspicious programs are classified as spyware. Microsoft researchers quickly develop methods to counteract these threats, which are automatically downloaded to your PC, so you stay up-to-date.
  • GoGoData AdBuster v1.8.3 - Browse the web in peace and boost your browsing speed by blocking intrusive forms of advertising! AdBuster recently took first place in Popup-Killer-Review.comsĀ“ testing of intelligent popup blockers, scoring 100%/100%! (116 tested, July, 2004). AdBuster is the only free blocker that stops *all* types of popup ads, including web dialogs which evade most free blockers.
  • Startup Mechanic 2.4 - will scan your system for known data-mining, advertising, and tracking components and remove them, allowing you to maintain a higher degree of privacy while you surf the Web. It will hunt down and remove junk and obsolete programs, freeing up RAM and increasing your system performance. Its other features include the ability for automatic Recycle Bin storage of removed components, and a viewer for backup archives that allows you to review removed components that have been stored for possible future restoration. The application also includes Startup Monitor, a small utility that runs transparently in the background and notifies you when any program registers to run at start-up. It prevents those utterly useless tray applications from registering behind your back, and it acts as an effective prevention tool against harmful Trojan horses, dialers, and spyware.


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