Sunday, April 02, 2006

TTT 15--Spyware Detection and Removal!

Last week we talked a bit about spyware, which we tech department members classify along with adware and malware under the broad heading "scumware." This week I'm sharing one free tool that I've found useful. While not the be-all and end-all (wouldn't that be nice!), Spybot Search and Destroy is a fantastic free option for the beginning PC housecleaner. Download and listen to TechTipTuesday episode 15 here.

There are a number of other useful tools which the TTT does not mention, and on purpose. Hijack This!, AdAware, and the online Housecall are all tools that all do good jobs thoroughly but whose effective use might benefit from the touch of a more advanced user than this podcast targets. If you're brave and confident, though, they're well worth a look!

Music this week again hails from the wonderful Podsafe Music Network and is provided by a band called "This Spy Surfs," a tune called Spy Beach! In addition to their PMN weblink, the band has its own website, where they share this and several other fun songs.

Have a great, safe-surfing, springtime week!!!


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