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Thursday, February 06, 2003


Spybot - Search & Destroy

As if there weren't enough computer viruses to worry about, there is another computer evil out there, messing with your system. These programs are usually disguised as helpful or neat utilities, but when you install them they collect information about your browsing habits, open doors to automatically install other potenially harmful programs or even re-direct your Internet dial-up to expensive 900 number connections.

I recently faced 2 machines that had been "infected" with a number of these problems. My friend, Sam, over at NightsNWeekends.com told me about Spybot and its ability to clean up a number of these programs. Spybot is free and easy to use. It won't catch everything that might be out there, but it is certainly worth your while to download and run it.


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