free spyware/adware killer/blocker ???

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i know there have been some posts on this subject. I did a search and found a bunch of specific cases where someone suggested using downloadable software to remove spyware/adware.

My question is...can you please advise on a good free one? I had heard lots about adaware in OZZU...so I went to dl it, and well it wasn't free.

Any and all suggestion are appreciated. If, in my search I missed a string regarding this topic I would gladly follow a link!

Thanks in advance
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The skeleton of adaware is free. Its the extra features you have to pay for.

the free version will remove any spyware and will also update.
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well I downloaded it from adaware.com and after it installed, and I tried to run it It said it would cost $19.95 to run...I knew that I heard it was free. So, I thought I had checked something wrong. So, I uninstalled it...downloaded it again...and ran it again same thing. I'm guess the best place to get it is adaware.com...

Feeling really dumb that it didn't work...
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i think you are probably installing the wrong download. Try getting it from http://www.download.com
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http://www.download.com/Ad-aware/3000-8 ... ag=lst-0-1

ad aware 6, its free ware, and its great
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Spybot has always been my favorite:

http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-D ... ag=lst-0-2
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thanks richb, foxy, & jupiter...I'll try it out when I get home, and hopefully have some better luck!
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yep those two are the only ones I use
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Oh I agree with Ad-aware. It's a really, really good program. And free. :)
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A good program for spyware prevention is Spywareblaster.

Quote:
# Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
# Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
# Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.

SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background.
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These recommendations have been given multiple times. The question has been answered and the correct freeware version link was provided by Foxy. Use that one and you'll be fine.

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