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Old May 12, 2007, 11:05 PM
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If you're looking to keep nasty malware off your system in the first place, here are several programs I recommend:
  1. Spybot - Be sure to update AND immunize, otherwise it will not act as protection. You don't really need the tea timer etc. Great for removal too.
  2. Spyware Blaster - Remember to keep this updated and enable all protection. You have to do it manually or you can pay for automatic updates.
  3. Comodo BOClean - If you're prone to nasties, this will keep you clean for sure. All of my at-risk clients that can deal with a little performance loss get this program.
  4. Spyware Terminator - Can be a bit of a system hog, but it's excellent for prevention and removal. However, the prevention mechanism can be a little naggy.
As a side note, make sure your Java version is up-to-date. Some of the worst nasties get in through vulnerabilities in older versions. Make sure you remove the old versions from the control panel as well.
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Old May 13, 2007, 03:25 PM
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Check out one called Spyware Terminator.. its free and I find it does a really good job.
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Is Adaware still in favor?
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I still use AdAware for my home use, but the app that seems to be making the rounds lately is hitman pro....

Hitman Pro | Alles-in-1 oplossing tegen spyware - Home

This thing runs several complimentary programs but really ties up your system for a while.

Supposedly it's the cat's ass for cleaning up those systems that friends drop off at your place after telling you that they haven't even done a defrag in over a year, and get glazed eyes if you ask them what spyware/AV they run on a normal basis...... :)
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Is Adaware still in favor?
For removal, sure. However if you're looking for prevention, you have to get the paid version.
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Check out one called Spyware Terminator.. its free and I find it does a really good job.
Definitely, I've added to the list as well. The only thing about it is that the prevention mechanism can get a little in your face.
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I still use AdAware for my home use, but the app that seems to be making the rounds lately is hitman pro....

Hitman Pro | Alles-in-1 oplossing tegen spyware - Home

This thing runs several complimentary programs but really ties up your system for a while.

Supposedly it's the cat's ass for cleaning up those systems that friends drop off at your place after telling you that they haven't even done a defrag in over a year, and get glazed eyes if you ask them what spyware/AV they run on a normal basis...... :)
Yes, it definitely works well. Might not be the best choice if you're in a hurry though
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