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|Also see: Computing|
|Company||Tools We Use|
|MyPCTuneup.com||Ad-ware (pop-ups) removal tool: Use their FREE uninstall program to remove the following Advertising Software programs from your computer: BestOffers, BetterInternet, Ceres, LocalNRD, MSView, MultiMPP, MXTarget, OfferOptimizer, Twaintec, and some others.|
|Zone Alarm||Adds a firewall to your system. Free for personal and non-profit use.||Ad-aware||Anti-Trackware: stops trackware from tracking of your surfing habits, sending the data to a third party, profile your shopping preferences, hijacking your browser start page or pages, and/or altering important system files|
|GIANT AntiSpyware||(now available as Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta)|
|GRC system tester|| GRC's FREE testing program identifies your system security trouble spots, including open network ports that are easily exploited by hackers. |
|Pest Patrol||Detection, removal, and protection against spyware, adware and other threats|
|Spybot Search & Destroy||Anti-spyware|
|Webroot Spy Sweeper||Limited time trial versions|
Norton AntiVirus offers an in-depth resource devoted to viruses and security including:
|McAfee (VirusScan, ActiveShield) lists top threats, virus hoaxes, detailed information on where viruses come from, how they infect your system, and how to remove them.
Stand-alone removal tools and instructions for manual removal are offered. Symantec's instructions are a bit easier to understand and cautions were lacking.
|Trend Micro's (PC-cillin) interface allows a quick and easy scan of the current virus threats.|
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