Spybot - Search & Destroy
Antispyware and anti-adware tool that searches your hard disk for spyware and adware responsible for the ads many programs show. Many of these components also transmit information about your surfing behaviour and more to the net. If such module is found, this utility can remove it or replace it with empty dummies in case their host won't work any more with its bot removed. In most cases, the host software still runs after removing the bot. For a list of supported ad-bots see the feature lists below. Another feature of this software is the removal of usage tracks, which makes it more complicated for unknown Spybots to transmit useful data. The list of last visited websites, opened files, started programs, cookies, all that and more can be cleaned. Supported are the three major browsers Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera. Last but not least this utility contains some routines to find and correct invalid registry entries. This is a freeware listed under security, privacy anti-spam, anti-spy tools category.
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