PC utilities forum: Getting rid of Spyware

by: Tasuki July 19, 2005 7:57 PM PDT

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Getting rid of Spyware

by Tasuki - 7/19/05 7:57 PM

I've got Adaware 1.06r1 (the free personal SE edition) and I've got Spybot S&D 1.4. Both have the latest updates. Every time I run them, I find a few spyware programs, data miners and the like. Curiously, both programs problems, no matter which one I run first. I guess they're using different algorithms, or something. My questions are as follows:

1) Are there other FREE programs out there that might pick up yet more spyware junk on my computer?

2) Is it worth the money to pay for a spyware detector? If so, which one(s) have met with general approval, and which ones should I avoid?

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