I have just got connected to the internet....

  [DELETED] 13:28 29 Aug 2003
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...using NTL Broadband, I have got anti-virus software as well as a firewall, I want to protect my machine from spyware, adware etc.

Can anyone suggest free software that I can download (as well as were i can get it) to protect my machine, it's just that I seen so many that say they do the same thing I don't know which to pick.

Also if anyone has any other software that is worth downloading to protect my machine.

Thanks

  [DELETED] 13:32 29 Aug 2003

click here Ad-aware is very good, used by many forum members and also free.

The first time you run it, it will bring up 1 entry in the registry, this is put there by M/S, Perfectly safe to remove this as well. j.

  [DELETED] 13:33 29 Aug 2003

Ad-aware: click here

Spybot: click here

Spyware Blaster: click here

I have all 3 on my machine and so does alot of people on this forum. All are very good pieces of software.

  [DELETED] 13:34 29 Aug 2003

The version you want is the third one down on left of page, under the heading, "Software". j.

  [DELETED] 14:40 29 Aug 2003

You may want to install this as well click here

  [DELETED] 14:51 29 Aug 2003

They are great little apps.

  [DELETED] 15:07 29 Aug 2003

Thanks Guy's I'll download them when I get home, Is there any good software to Kill Pop-ups and is it worth having.

  [DELETED] 15:26 29 Aug 2003

Download it! MY COMPUTER IS NOW FREE FROM SPYWEAR NOW I USE THIS HEAVENLY PROGRAM.

KEEP IT UPDATED AND YOU WILL BE DEFFINETELY COVERED

  [DELETED] 15:29 29 Aug 2003

Ad-aware 6 is my favourite! click here

  [DELETED] 15:30 29 Aug 2003

The latest version of the Google Toolbar has a popup stopper. Google is a great thing to have anyway so, download that. click here

In case you don't know, Google is by far the best search engine.

  [DELETED] 18:04 29 Aug 2003

You could also browse through Belatucadrus' excellent thread: click here

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