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Computer Infections - Removing Spyware From Your Computer

Is your computer running slowly or having a slew of pop-up ads popping up all the time, even when you're not on-line? It is probably infected with spyware or adware. These are programs that one can pick up in the course of surfing the web and downloading programs. Spyware spies on your computer use and reports back to its programmer and adware plasters ads on your screen. If you're having these problems there are FREE programs you can use to clean off your system.

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1) Spybot S&D at http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

2) Ad-Aware at http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Each program catches things the others don't, so it's best to get both of them. (It's free, after all!) If you keep them updated and scan your system regularly, you'll find that your computer runs much faster.

(I don't work for any of these companies, but I am a Librarian. We use these programs on our computers regularly and they really help keep our computers functioning.)

By Kathleen K.

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April 1, 20050 found this helpful

I have used both Spybot and Ad-Aware, and would have to heartily agree with Kathleen. You will be amazed at homw much stuff is on your hard-drive the first time you run one of these.

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April 1, 20050 found this helpful

I have another program called Spyware Blaster which is free as well. When I do an upgrade to my Spybot and then do an immunize, it tells me that I have the Spyware Blaster and that it provides more protection against Active X controls.

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I use both programs and update on a weekly basis.

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October 27, 20100 found this helpful

I use this: www.malwarebytes.org/

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