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Help removing and preventing spyware.

If IE keeps giving you errors, there are unwanted taskbars, (porn)popups seem unstoppable, you can't print anything you find on the world wide web or your startpage has been changed, chances are big you have been infected with spyware.

This site consists of two parts:
Incidentally, another site with an enormous amount of information on computer security, and which is well worth a visit is Wilders Security.

Finally, after following up on all these recommendations, why not run Jason Levine's Browser Security Tests.
They will provide you with an insight on how vulnerable you might still be to a number of common exploits.

In addition to Tony's recommendations I would like to add a personal favorite of mine: RegProt by DiamondCS
By monitoring important locations and keys in the Windows system registry, RegistryProt will alert whenever a key is added or changed, and then give the option of accepting the key change, reverting back to the original key setting, or deleting the key.
Accept protection

And it certainly never hurt anyone to make backups regularly. My personal favorite is Acronis True Image.
Not only does it make images of your drives, but it also enables you to select certain files from those images to be restored without losing any other changes.

I want to bring some other great resources under your attention to help you keep the spies to a minimum.

Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
Helps you block a wide range of infecting sites without using any resources.

IE6 Advanced Settings
GetNetWise provides easy to use information how to block cookies using IE's Privacy settings.

AplusWebMasters site
Where he gives you his well-informed view about online security.

Webhelpers site
A spyware-researcher who gives CWS special attention.

For those of you who came looking here for my BFU-scripts,
you can find them listed at my page about dialers.
Other pages in this series:
Unzipping with XP
Brute Force Uninstaller
Change IE's Homepage

I'm planning to update and expand this site whenever I can spare the time, so stop by some time to see how it is coming along.

Pieter Arntz aka Metallica.
hitandrun The revenue of this site will be used to buy the tools I think will help me to help you better. If that means getting a 19" monitor and you don't want me to, please feel free not to donate. I will still be glad if I was able to help you.

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