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Software Review

Spybot-Search and Destroy
(malware removal, adware, spyware)
Spybot S&D is wonderful malware removal software which, when used in conjunction with Ad-Aware(free), removes the vast majority of typical spyware, adware, and other malware.

Both programs offer some type of 'active' mode which I don't especially recommend. Active protection can consume valuable system resources and slow down an aging computer. I don't doubt that the active modes work well, I just prefer to run scans manually for each program once a month or so (after updating) to keep my system clean.

Mal-ware removal is not a adequate substitute for updated, constant, anti-virus software such as AVG, Avast, Avira (or Clamwin -- manual or scheduled scans only -- for commercial use). [go to software page]