Ad-Aware 5 Reviews
Description:this program detects the presence of spyware, such as Aureate and Onflow on your system and gets rid of them
Newest Review: ... from webpages without your knowledge then this is for you. Simply scan your machine with adaware and it will rid you of the ... more
Customer Ad-Aware 5 Reviews (3)
by - written on 08/09/02, updated on 08/09/02 (Useful, 241 readings)
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 ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/12/01, updated on 02/12/01 (Very useful, 514 readings)
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 Read the complete review
by - written on 05/09/01, updated on 05/09/01 (Very useful, 333 readings)
This software is a must! If you resent being labelled and followed as you cruise the net, you need this. It is shareware, so you can try it for free. Unregistered you have to run it manually. Installation is straight forward. Once installed you select "scan now". It runs a scan on memory and on your hard disk and shows you a number of potential spy-ware programs, which lurk in your computer. As I understand them, these are programs which are sent from web sites to your computer and which send bits of information about you back to advertisers, so they know where you have been, what you looked at etc. Big brother on the net. To be fair, the ... Read the complete review
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