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    spyware privacy....

    Hi,
    I want to know weather there are any software available to eliminate spyware from my computer and how can I protect my privacy from spyware. Can any one help me to solve out of this problem
    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by andrewking; June 14th, 2007 at 06:35 AM.

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    Search this forum, you'll find several pointers to good anti-spyware software.

    As for protecting, keep your system up2date and watch what you click and/or accept.
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    Hi,

    For a very thorough online scanner try this:

    http://www.infectedornot.com/worldwide/

    There are three free tools here:

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

    More free applications here:

    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/download/

    Then spybot search & destroy. Remember to run the "immunise"

    http://www.safer-networking.org/

    Then Spyware Blaster:

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
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    If you start searching around, you will find quite a few different security tools. Just make sure you research a tool before downloading it... look at forums and what not... Some of the "removal tools" are not what they seem. Stick with Nihil's suggestions, and throw in a couple of others for the sake of thoroughness. If you think you are infected, boot into safe mode [F5 while booting for Safemode, F8 for boot menu] before running the scans. You are more likely to come out with a clean system that way. Hope this helps... Welcome to AO.
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    I find www.filehippo.com handy for this sort of operation. Easier to remember than lots of separate URLs
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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil
    Hi,

    For a very thorough online scanner try this:

    http://www.infectedornot.com/worldwide/

    There are three free tools here:

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

    More free applications here:

    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/download/

    Then spybot search & destroy. Remember to run the "immunise"

    http://www.safer-networking.org/

    Then Spyware Blaster:

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
    thanks for your links ....

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    My personal favourites are AdAware, Spybot Search and Destroy, and Windows Defender.
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