Anti-Spyware Software and Spyware Remover Guide

Spyware is an invasive and extremely annoying type of software that secretly collects your personal information and transmits it back to the program source, which is usually an unscrupulous advertiser. The spyware programs often hijack your browser (if you use Internet Explorer) and slow down your computer to a point where it becomes unusable.

To protect your privacy against these threats and to remove the offending programs, you can download a free spyware remover or purchase anti-spyware software (see below).

Free Spyware Remover Software

Spybot - Search & Destroy - free software to detect and remove malicious programs from your computer; if the program does not remove all of your spyware, consider using two spyware remover programs together; price $0.00 (free download)
Lavasoft Ad-Aware - popular anti-spyware software that provides continuous protection from known Datamining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, Keyloggers, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components; price $0.00 (free download)

Prevent Spyware by Using a Different Browser

Most spyware is written to attack security flaws in Microsoft Internet Explorer, so you can prevent the vast majority of spyware by simply using another (better) browser like Mozilla Firefox or Opera.

Anti-Spyware Software for Purchase

Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Plus - enhanced version of the standard Ad-aware software (above) that not only removes privacy threats from your computing environment, but also BLOCKS them from invading your system in the first place; price $26.95 (one-time charge)
Pest Patrol - a powerful security and personal privacy tool that detects and eliminates destructive pests like trojans, spyware, adware and hacker tools; complements your anti-virus and firewall software, extending your protection against non-viral malicious software that can evade your existing security and invade your personal privacy; price $39.95 (one-time charge)
Anonymizer Anti-Spyware - Internet privacy and anti-spyware software; keeps all your vital information "unlisted" against internet threats, such as hackers, cookies, web bugs and more; block pop-ups; also helps stop spam by blocking e-mail address harvesting by spammers; filters and blocks cookies, banner ads, tracking bugs and more; price $29.95 (one-year subscription)
McAfee VirusScan - anti-virus and spyware remover software; protects your PC, files and email address book from high-risk, productivity-killing viruses, worms and trojans; automatically checks for virus updates and software updates; email scanning, instant sessage scanning; detects potentially malicious desktop applications like spyware, adware, Web dialers; AutoClean feature; price $29.95 (annual subscription)

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