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Spyware and malware (malicious software) are insidious problems to have as they can use your resources, network bandwidth and spy on your activities without you even being aware it’s happening.  Whenever I help a friend or family member with their computer I always find at least […]

Spyware and malware (malicious software) are insidious problems to have as they can use your resources, network bandwidth and spy on your activities without you even being aware it’s happening.  Whenever I help a friend or family member with their computer I always find at least one spyware program on it, and usually a number of them.  To combat malware it is important to understand the problem and to be aware of the options for dealing with it.  Ars Tecnica has an excellent article that explains the different forms of malware and what you can do about it.  If you want to know what’s up with your computer you should read the article and then install Microsoft AntiSpyware.

  1. Thanks for that link! Ad-Aware picks up close to *40* bloody things after *each* net session. Any wonder why I am thinking Mac Mini? Bill Gates should break out in boils!

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  2. I switched to the AntiSpyware program produced by your favorite company (Microsoft) as it finds more spyware that the others miss. Upon installation it found one nasty bit of spyware that AdAware had missed for the 3 years I’ve been using it.

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  3. Its better to run multiple spyware scanners. I have tested several spyware software and there is not one which catches everything.

    Also I can recommend running the noscript extension when using the Firefox browser. It disables javascript and other scripts which are used to deliver nasty spyware software onto your PC.

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  4. Its better to run multiple spyware scanners. I have tested several spyware software and there is not one which catches everything.

    Also I can recommend running the noscript extension when using the Firefox browser. It disables javascript and other scripts which are used to deliver nasty spyware software onto your PC.

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