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  Ad-aware 6Ad-aware HomePage 14-Jul-2004No Votes Rate SoftwareHits: 2533
The award winning, free (for non-commercial use), multicomponent detection and removal utility that consistently leads the industry in safety, user satisfaction, support and reliability.

With its ability to comprehensively scan your memory, registry, hard, removable and optical drives for known datamining, aggressive advertising, and tracking components, Ad-aware will provide the user with the confidence to surf the Internet knowing that their privacy will remain intact. Let Ad-aware protect your privacy.

  HijackThis 1.97HijackThis HomePage 14-Jul-2004No Votes Rate SoftwareHits: 1394
HijackThis lists the contents of key areas of the registry and hard drive--areas that are used by both legitimate programmers and hijackers. The program is continually updated to detect and remove new hijacks. It does not target specific programs and URLs, just the methods used by hijackers to force you onto their sites. As a result, false positives are imminent, and unless you''re sure about what you''re doing, you should always consult with knowledgable folks before deleting anything.

  Regmon 6.1Regmon HomePage 09-Aug-2004No Votes Rate SoftwareHits: 1492
Regmon is a Registry monitoring utility that will show you which applications are accessing your Registry, which keys they are accessing, and the Registry data that they are reading and writing - all in real-time. This advanced utility takes you one step beyond what static Registry tools can do, to let you see and understand exactly how programs use the Registry. With static tools you might be able to see what Registry values and keys changed. With Regmon you''ll see how the values and keys changed.

Regmon works on Windows NT/2000/XP/2003, Windows 95/98/Me and Windows 64-bit for Itanium and x64.

  Spybot Search and Destroy 1.3Spybot Search and Destroy HomePage  Comments (1)14-Jul-20044.0000 (1 Vote) Rate SoftwareHits: 3755
Can detect and remove a multitude of adware files and modules from your computer. Spybot also can clean program and Web-usage tracks from your system, which is especially useful if you share your computer with other users. Modules chosen for removal can be sent directly to the included file shredder, ensuring complete elimination from your system. For advanced users, it allows you to fix registry inconsistencies related to adware and to malicious program installations. The handy online-update feature ensures that Spybot always has the most current and complete listings of adware, dialers, and other uninvited system residents.

Version 1.3 adds enhanced immunization features, an improved interface, and integration of BrowserManager for spyware detection, plus the new Hosts File feature and bug fixes.

  WinPatrol 7WinPatrol HomePage  Comments (1)14-Jul-20044.0000 (1 Vote) Rate SoftwareHits: 1896
WinPatrol with Scotty the Windows Watch Dog will sniff out worms, adware, spyware, cookies, Trojan horses, and other nasty programs that may attack your computer. This program puts you back in control of your computer with no need for constant updates. WinPatrol''s goal is to help you better understand what programs are running on your computer and to alert you to any new programs added without your permission. Scotty lets you confirm any new programs or add-ons set up to run on your computer.

WinPatrol uses a heuristic approach to detecting attacks and violations of your computing environment. Unlike traditional security programs, WinPatrol doesn''t scan your hard drive searching for previously identified threats. Instead a snapshot is taken of your critical system resources and WinPatrol alerts you to any changes that occur without your knowledge. You''ll be warned immediately while others wait to hear about it on the news.