When you download cool free software programs, screensavers, games and "other" free applications you might have gotten more than just that. Even normal surfing infect your computer with a buch of adware and spyware.
Spyware programs are applications that you get without your knowledge. Spyware programs get installed with other innocent looking software or by special ActiveX features on bad web sites.
Currently there are probably 1000 shareware and freeware programs that come with adware and spyware. The number of "bad" web sites is impossible to calculate.
How do I remove spyware?
Spybot - Search & Destroy is one of the most popular SpyWare removers, it is updated regularly and is 100% free. Spybot detectt and removes spyware of all kinds.
SPybot comes with Free email & forum support pluss Integrated update function.
If you want to be 100% sure that your sytem is clean use Spybot and Ad-Ware...
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You don't need to know more than that. Install and run both programs and we guarantee that your system should get squeaky clean