Spyware and removal

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Geezer77

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Have read in several sources about "spyware." As a personal PC user, on a dial-up connection, should I be concerned? My internet connection does not, to my knowledge, block these. I do have Norton Internet Security 2004, and Norton Firewall 2002.
Also have read that there are free--or modestly paid for--programs designed to "root out and remove spyware." Names include SpySweeper at 222.webroot.com, www.spychecker.com, wwwspywareinfo.com, and others.
Thank you for your comment.
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Triple6

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Adaware and Spybot: Search and Destroy are 100% free work as well if not better then most paid programs. You can purchase Adaware for more functions but the free version is great at removing adware/spyware.

"As a personal PC user" - that makes you the primary target.

Dail-up makes no difference, everyone is a target.

Adaware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
Spybot: http://www.safer-networking.org/
 

telecom69

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No doubts about Ad-Aware being very good,but not so sure about spy-bot these days as its not being updated lately for some reason
 
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