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Removing Spyware and Adware
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Stop suffering computer troubles caused by spyware! Browser hijacked? Mysterious pop-up windows appearing? Afraid your usage is being tracked? We have over 200 anti-spyware tips to help solve these problems.


Ad-Aware

Stop spyware and adware from infecting your computer with the Lavasoft Ad-aware product. It can also scan and remove exisiting spyware, adware, and other malware from your machine.

AntiVir AntiVirus

Scan for computer viruses and malware with the AntiVir AntiVirus Software.

CounterSpy

The CounterSpy tool can help remove adware, spyware, and other malware from your computer.

HijackThis

HijackThis is a powerful utility that can help determine whether or not browser hijackers have infected your machine. It can also remove such spyware and adware.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Download link and tips for the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware tool that scans for and removes spyware and other malware on Windows systems.

McAfee AntiSpyware

Besides scanning for and removing spyware, McAfee AntiSpyware has auto-prevention mechanisms that help prevent spyware and adware from installing and running in the first place.

Misc Spyware and Adware Scanners

Tips for various online and software adware, spyware, and malware removal tools.

Spy Sweeper

Remove spyware and adware with Webroot's Spy Sweeper tool.

Spybot Search and Destroy

Help remove spyware, adware, malicious browser helper objects, and more with Spybot Search and Destroy.

Spyware and Adware

What is spyware and adware, how can they infect and damage your machine, how can they be removed, and how can you prevent these threats from occurring?

Spyware Doctor

Spyware Doctor can help remove spyware, adware, keyloggers, and other malware from your computer.

SpywareBlaster

Use the SpywareBlaster application to help protect your computer from spyware and adware infections.

Trend Micro Anti-Spyware

Trend Micro Anti-Spyware can help remove spyware, adware, and other malware from your machine and protect your privacy.

Windows Defender

Besides scanning for and removing spyware, Windows Defender has auto-prevention mechanisms that help prevent spyware and adware from installing and running in the first place.

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Firewall

Defines the term firewall, explains how a firewall can help increase computer security and prevent identity theft, and provides links to download firewall software.

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The MalekTips website was created in 1998 by Andrew Malek of Envision Programming. The page's goal is to freely disperse computer-related tips, hints, and informative articles. Tips are organized to be easy to find, and are presented clearly, in easy-to-understand language. MalekTips also provides information and links to public-domain, open source, freeware, shareware, and commercial software available for download.