Spyware fighters

Posted on December 11, 2007. Filed under: Security, Spyware | Tags: , , , , , |

[updated 2010.10.13 to remove AVG due to compatibility problems with library software]

You should run one or more programs like these every so often, to check for spyware.

AdAware is freeware to detect and remove spyware (software that reports back to somebody on what you’re doing and other things). Recommended by PC Annoyances

Spybot is freeware to find and remove spyware. Supports IE, Netscape, Opera. Recommended by PC Annoyances

“For individuals, Sunbelt Software CounterSpy 1.0 (left, $20) is now the most effective remover of spyware, according to PC World. When used with the free HijackThis program, PC World says the two apps caught 100% of the spyware used in its testing.” — Windows Secrets

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