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Computer Firewall, Protection, Spybots, etc....
Ad-Aware is designed to provide advanced protection from known Data-mining, aggressive advertising,
Parasites, Scumware, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking
components. With the release of Ad-Aware SE Personal edition, Lavasoft takes the fight against Spyware
to the next level.
Spybot Search and Destroy
Spybot - Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is
a relatively new kind of threat that common anti-virus applications do not yet cover. If you see new toolbars
in your Internet Explorer that you didn't intentionally install, if your browser crashes, or if you browser
start page has changed without your knowing, you most probably have spyware. But even if you don't see anything,
you may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging that is silently tracking your surfing
behavior to create a marketing profile of you that will be sold to advertisement companies. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's
no harm in trying to see if something snooped into your computer, too :)
Webroot Spy Sweeper is award-winning anti-spyware software that effectively detects and safely removes spyware
and adware from your PC. Spy Sweeper protects you from spyware's negative consequences, which include a slower
Internet connection, pop-up advertisement problems, reduced computer performance, or in the worst case, the loss
of private information and identity theft.
AVG Anti-Virus FREE Edition is the well-known anti-virus protection tool. AVG Anti-Virus FREE is available
free-of-charge to home users for the life of the product! Rapid virus database updates are available for the
lifetime of the product, thereby providing the high-level of detection capability that millions of users around
the world trust to protect their computers. AVG Anti-Virus FREE is easy-to-use and will not slow your system down
(low system resource requirements).
Automatic update functionality
The AVG Resident Shield, which provides real-time protection as files are opened and programs are run
The AVG E-mail Scanner, which protects your e-mail
The AVG On-Demand Scanner, which allows the user to perform scheduled and manual tests
Free Virus Database Updates for the lifetime of the product
AVG Virus Vault for safe handling of infected files
Great customer satisfaction!
Avast! 4 Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus package designed exclusively for home users,
non-commercial users. Both conditions should be met! Our company offers Home Edition free of charge,
since in our opinion, it is possible to avoid global virus spreading by efficient prevention; however,
many user are not able or do not want to pay for antivirus software.
Zone Labs is the award-winning leader in personal and distributed firewall protection for over 25 million
PCs worldwide. Zone Labs now protects you and your PC across all major Internet activities, including email,
Web surfing, online shopping, banking, instant messaging, and more. Zone Labs products are easy to use, yet
powerful. Novices can protect themselves with little effort because Zone Labs products come with optimized,
out-of-the-box security settings. Savvy users can fine-tune Internet security controls to meet their precise
It has Registry Cleaner, Internet Cleaner, History Cleaner, Temporary Files Cleaner, Disk Cleaner, Desktop
Cleaner and Start Menu Cleaner. You can even create your own cleaner.BeClean is freeware. Feel free to use
and give this program to anyone you know. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Enjoy...
There is a variant of the Coolwebsearch trojan spreading that closes several anti-spyware
apps when you try to open them. If this is happening to you, download PepiMK's
CoolWWWSearch.SmartKiller removal tool first and run it. After it does its job, CWShredder
and HijackThis will run properly (as well Spybot S&D, Ad-aware and several anti-spyware forums).
A general homepage hijackers detector and remover. Initially based on the article Hijacked!,
but expanded with almost a dozen other checks against hijacker tricks. It is continually updated
to detect and remove new hijacks. It does not target specific programs/URLs, just the methods used
by hijackers to force you onto their sites. As a result, false positives are imminent and unless
you are sure what you're doing, you should always consult with knowledgeable folks (e.g. the forums)
before deleting anything.
Online checks (verified as OK)
NOTE: some of the online programs install 1 or 2 small files needed in order to run the scan. Other scanners, and even some virus checkers can flag these as a virus. Don't panic. This is normal. You can delete the files once the scans are done.
NOTE: This can take awhile if your using dialup, but worth the wait.