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Before installing Ad-aware from www.lavasoft.com I need to know whether the
linked sites that are offered for the software download are safe.
I don't want to inadvertently install the spyware I am trying to prevent!
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    Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 1.05
    http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5

    Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=321cd7a2-6a57-4c57-a8bd-dbf62eda9671&displaylang=en

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    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User

    Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
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    "Nick Rees" wrote:

    | Before installing Ad-aware from www.lavasoft.com I need to know whether the
    | linked sites that are offered for the software download are safe.
    | I don't want to inadvertently install the spyware I am trying to prevent!
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    Nick Rees wrote:
    > Before installing Ad-aware from www.lavasoft.com I need to know whether
    > the
    > linked sites that are offered for the software download are safe.
    > I don't want to inadvertently install the spyware I am trying to prevent!

    There is no one software that cleans and immunizes you against
    everything. Antivirus software - you only needed one. Firewall, you
    only needed one. AntiSpyware - you may need several. I have a list and
    I recommend you use at least the first 5. I know that sounds like a lot,
    but please consider that this stuff has prevented the
    install of the latest service pack for some people, it has the potential
    to slow and crater your PC, it can send your private information around
    the world to people you do not know - it is all around BAD.

    First - make sure you have NOT installed "Rogue AntiSpyware". There are
    people out there who created AntiSpyware products that actually install
    spyware of their own! You need to avoid these:

    Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

    Also, you can always visit this site..
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    For more updated information.

    Then, my suggestion again is that you at least install the first five of
    these: (Install, Run, Update, Scan with..)

    Lavasoft AdAware (Free and up)
    http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/
    (How-to: http://snipurl.com/atdn )

    Spybot Search and Destroy (Free!)
    http://www.safer-networking.net/en/download/index.html
    (How-to: http://snipurl.com/atdk )

    Bazooka Adware and Spyware Scanner (Free!)
    http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/
    (How-to: http://snipurl.com/ate3 )

    SpywareBlaster (Free!)
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbdownload.html
    (How-to: http://snipurl.com/ate6 )

    IE-SPYAD (Free!)
    https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm
    (How-to: http://snipurl.com/ate7 )

    Use these two if things are still going crazy for you..

    CWShredder (Free!)
    http://www.softbasket.com/download/s_8114.shtml

    Hijack This! (Free)
    http://mjc1.com/mirror/hjt/
    ( Tutorial: http://hjt.wizardsofwebsites.com/ )

    Other suggested products..

    ToolbarCop (Free!)
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/toolbarcop.htm

    Browser Security Tests
    http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/BrowserSecurity/

    Popup Tester
    http://www.popuptest.com/

    The Cleaner (49.95 and up)
    http://www.moosoft.com/

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    The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
    yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately responsible
    for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are getting into before
    you jump in with both feet.
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