“ this program detects the presence of spyware, such as Aureate and Onflow on your system and gets rid of them „
If your sick of the crass advertising schemes you see online , the endless popups appearing from software you installed , the apps installed from webpages without your knowledge then this is for you. Simply scan your machine with adaware and it will rid you of the many different types of tracking and advertising software that is so widespread online now. Its user friendly and works extremely well ... however for those of you without nerves of steel it does have a backup feature so you can undo anything you've deleted using it :) one word of warning tho ... grokster and kazaa dont react well to having their spyware removed so when this has been run have your installation software for them both ready ;)
If you surf the web, download programs and especially install 'freebie' programs and such like then you are opening yourself up to all sorts of web-nasties. Aside from the viruses etc. which everyone knows about there are also other, less obvious programs which are just as obnoxious which are known under the collective name of 'spyware'. These programs sit resident in memory unknown to you and monitor your browsing habits, sending back a report to a server somewhere so that the recipient can sell this information on to interested advertising parties. They are one of the reasons you get so much junk mail for example and they are also one of the reasons you can find your system running slowly, crashing a lot and generally not doing the things it ought to do. Thankfully then there are programs like this one and better still it is free to download! Coming in at around 1MB in size its hardly a problem to download and using it is simply a case of clicking on the icon, opting to clean your hard drive of all known spyware and sitting back while it does a system scan. I was amazaed at the amount of junk I had sitting on my system the first time I used it and even more amazed at how better my internet access was after using it. The free version on scans and deletes the files once they are on you system but you can register for $15 and you get the full version which also sits and monitors your connection for spyware which something is trying to install on it as well. Personally, I use the free one and do a scan once a week to delete the stuff and that works fine for me. Its well worth a look, totally non-techie and idiot proof, free and improves your system performance whilst protecting your privacy. Its almost an essential utility!