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14-Jul-2005, 09:29 AM #1
Solved: Ad-aware good?
is Ad-aware a good program? i have it, but someone told me that it puts spyware on your computer just so that it can find stuff. should i keep it or delete it?
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14-Jul-2005, 09:34 AM #2
keep it, its one of the best free progs available.

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14-Jul-2005, 11:23 AM #3
That someone was probably referring to adware which is one of the generic mechanisms used to put spyware on unsuspecting/unprotected computers - not to be confused with the excellent freeware Ad-Aware SE product from Lavasoft which helps to remove spyware from computers.

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14-Jul-2005, 11:50 AM #4
SpywareBlaster is a great tool to keep you from getting spyware in the first place. Adaware is fairly good but does not get rid of everything, none of them do.
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14-Jul-2005, 12:15 PM #6
These make a good combo

SpywareBlaster 3.4
SpyBot V1.4
AdAware SE 1.06
MS AntiSpy - (XP and W2K only)

Non of them do it all!
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