Spyware was Re: Any UK list members?

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Tue Apr 1 12:14:00 2003

> Speaking of Gator, if you're running MicroSloth's Wincrap go and
>>download a copy of Ad-Aware. It's free and it will hunt down all the
>>Spy-Ware crap and delete it.
> Joe

I'm hearing that Ad-Aware is past it's prime. For Anti-Spyware info the
site to check is http://www.spywareinfo.com/

I believe Spybot is now the preferred method.

I REALLY recommend installing the following Registry Hack:
This blocks most spyware sites, and there is a version that you can put in
/etc/hosts on Unix. Once I installed this it took care of all the Spyware
problems I was having.

Proxomitron is great for taking care of preventing popup windows, and
depending on how it is configured can speed up surfing by blocking most
ads. http://www.proxomitron.org/


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Received on Tue Apr 01 2003 - 12:14:00 BST

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