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Category Archive for 'Virus/Spyware Removal'

Malwarebytes is a relatively new spyware scanner that is very effective in cleaning your PC from the newer more resilient spyware these days. I particularly like Malwarebytes because it is one of the only spyware scanners to detect and remove the notorious Antivirus 2007 infection , something Ad-Aware and Spybots cannot do. The software will also scan […]

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Internet and network connectivity in Windows XP is notorious for being easily disabled and corrupted from minor tweaks to the registry and winsock settings. Removing software, scanning for and deleting spyware can cause these registry corruptions which prevent Windows XP from accessing the network. It seems that the frequencies of corruption have declined since the […]

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Windows Defender is a free program that helps you stay productive by protecting your computer against pop-ups, slow performance and security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software. Windows Defender no longer supports Windows 2000 as mainstream support ended in June 2005. The above passage is from the Microsoft website.  In a nutshell, Windows […]

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I have been reluctant to post Lavasoft’s legendary application Ad-Aware, because of the aggressive shareware route Lavasoft has been pushing lately. Lavasoft does offer Ad-Aware 2007 has a completely freeware version for download. I had to use Ad-Aware for the first time in a year today on a friends PC and I must say that the application is still as […]

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Avast! is probably the best free Anti-Virus software package currently available, as it is one of the only ones to come with an email scanner, messaging shield and P2P shield. I actually prefer Avast! to many of the commercial packages out there due to it’s small footprint and the fact that it doesn’t try to […]

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