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Old 01-30-2005, 01:20 AM   #2
Larwee

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atulng, some free software is made available for free because it is advertising supported. Some of it doesn't make it clear that it is ad supported. The advertising can disrupt your software usage.

Some spyware is more dangerous than others. In addition to sometimes being a big pain some spyware can cause some very serious problems.

Of course you can remove spyware from your computer. Some adware software might not properly work when the advertising is removed. I don't know about you, but I don't want spyware on any computer I'm using.

You can use the following to help deal with the spyware problem:

Spybot Search & Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

Ad-Aware http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Spyware Blaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Last edited by Larwee; 01-30-2005 at 02:07 AM.
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