Spyware - Spy or Invasive Software

Free Software/Scan Company
HouseCall Trend Micro
Spybot Anti adware/spyware PepiMK Software
Ad-Aware 2007 Free Lavasoft
Ad-Aware SE Free Edition Lavasoft
SpywareBlaster Javacool Software
EarthLink Spy Audit EarthLink
TrojanScan TechGenix
Parasite Scan (IE 5.5+) doxdesk.com

Spyware & Adware Information

Anti-Spyware & Anti-Adware

  • Spyware Protection & Removal
    On this page, there are links to articles, software reviews and resources to help you fight spyware, including what is sometimes called predatory advertising or parasitic adware. By FirewallGuide.
  • EarthLink Spy Audit
    This free service scan your PC computer for spyware, and lists spyware detection results in minutes. It will not change or harm your system in any way.
  • Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
    Detect and remove spyware, Improve Internet browsing safety, Stop the latest threats.
  • SpybotSD - Spybot Search & Destroy
    Freeware software (donations welcome) for parasites removal. Removal of: adware and spyware, dialers, keyloggers, trojans and other baddies, usage tracks (cookies etc.). Permanent blocking of threatening ActiveX downloadsm known tracking cookies for IE, and threating downloads in IE. Integrated update function and user-extendable database. Save removal with backup. Settings to automate scan, removal and update. System reports.
    Languages: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Português Brasil, Turkce.
    CNET Download.com: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.3.
  • Lavasoft Ad-Aware
    By Lavasoft, Lavasoft USA, Lavasoft USA (org), Lavasoft Germany.
    Ad-Aware 2007 Free, Ad-aware SE Personal Edition: free for personal use.
  • SpywareBlaster
    SpywareBlaster can help keep your system spyware-free and secure, without interfering with the "good side" of the web. Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests. Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox. Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer. SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background. SpywareBlaster is freeware for personal and educational use.
  • Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner
    By Kephyr Labs.
    Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner detects a multitude of spyware, adware, trojan, keylogger, foistware and trackware components. Bazooka is freeware and Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP compatible.
    Bazooka Security Alerts.
  • Spy Sweeper
    By Webroot. There is a free version (spysweeper.org), and a commercial subscription, with frequent updates and support.
    Spyware and Adware information.
  • Spyware Guard
    By Javacool Software. Provides a real-time protection solution against spyware. An anti-virus program scans files before you open them and prevents execution if a virus is detected. SpywareGuard does the same thing, but for spyware. It also features download protection and browser hijacking protection.
    SpywareBlaster - Prevent the installation of spyware and other potentially unwanted software.
  • WindowsSecurity.com TrojanScan
    Free onlyne trojan scanner. By TechGenix.
  • Trend Micro CWShredder
    Trend Micro CWShredder is the premier tool to find and remove traces of CoolWebSearch -- the name for a wide range of insidious browser hijackers -- from your PC. CWShredder removes these browser hijackers. CoolWebSearch installs dozens of bookmarks -- mostly to porn Web sites -- on your desktop, changes your home page without asking, and continually changes it back if you attempt to correct it.
  • Parasite Scan
    Parasite - unsolicited commercial software - information database and free online scan. By Andrew Clover, and.doxdesk.com, England.
  • Audit My PC
    Firewall Test, Free Spyware removal, Firewall test, Anonymous test, Internet speed test, and more.
  • SnapFiles: Freeware Anti-Spy Tools

Detection of Suspicious Programs

Adware Providers

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