Are you using Internet Explorer by any chance?
I've noticed repeatedly people in these forums tend to use about FIVE different spyware scanners and tend to do so quite frequiently (once a day for some, once a week for others).
I personally only use two scanners, Spybot S&D(free) and Adaware (free), okay, so I also use spyware blaster, but that is a permanent fix.
So how often do I use these? Almost never (Maybe once every month or two)
How many hits do I get when I use them? Zero, unless that is I've been using Internet Explorer.
I currently use Firefox for all of my browsing and my spyware scans tend to come up clean, however I've actually scanned before using IE, browsed for a few minutes, and scanned again and had about 5 tracking cookies appear (the sites were non firefox compatable).
All of you people talk about this tool or that tool for removing spyware, how about using a browser that dosent have technologies like active-x that let spyware deep into the heart of your system (did you know Internet Explorer is integrated so deeply into windows if a program can gain control of it it gains control of the entire computer?).
Internet Explorer is full of security holes, yes, even post service pack two, don't believe me? Try searching on google. It apparently is possible to configure it to be more secure, but really one is better off switching to something along the lines of Opera or Firefox.
Well, that's my two cents.
If anybody has any information or experiences contradictory (that is having Internet Explorer be more secure for them than Firefox) I would like to hear about it, it seems quite odd, but I suppose could happen, and I'd like to hear about it if it did.
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