Category: Spyware Tools

Lavasoft Ad-Aware

What is AdAware?

Most people are familiar with freeware, shareware, cookies, media players, interactive content, and file sharing. What they may not realize is that some of the aforementioned may contain code or components that allow the developers of these applications and tools to actually collect and disseminate information about those using them.
They can track your surfing habits, abuse your Internet connection by sending this data to a third party, profile your shopping preferences, hijack your browser start page or pages, alter important system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. The security and privacy implications of these exploits should be quite obvious and undesirable on any system or network!

Lavasoft is the industry leader and most respected provider of anti Trackware solutions. We have developed several applications that will provide you with the means to keep your computer or network free of these compromising and intrusive threats to your privacy.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP (Recommended)

Download Locations

Lavasoft Main Site

Direct Download Link: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

Spybot – Search & Destroy

What is Spybot?

Spybot – Search & Destroy can detect and remove spyware of different kinds from your computer. Spyware is a relatively new kind of threat that common anti-virus applications do not yet cover. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you didn’t intentionally install, if your browser crashes, or if you browser start page has changed without your knowing, you most probably have spyware. But even if you don’t see anything, you may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging that is silently tracking your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile of you that will be sold to advertisement companies. Spybot-S&D is free, so there’s no harm in trying to see if something snooped into your computer.

Check out the Spybot website for threat removal, tutorials and compatibility issues.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP (Recommended)

Download Locations

Spybot Main Site

Direct Download Link: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/mirrors/index.html