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    Spyware Protection and Removal

    a good read and helpfull stuff

    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1458

    Page 1: Beginners Guides: Spyware Protection and Removal
    Page 2: Transmitting Information
    Page 3: — Spyware Vs. Ad-supported software
    Page 4: Varieties of spyware
    Page 5: Setting Activex Controls
    Page 6: Spyware removal utilities
    Page 7: More removal utilities
    Page 8: Other Resources to Turn to

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    I've found the best tool for removal was spybot - search & destroy
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    Yeah SpyBot S&D is all good, seems to have very regular updates and is easy to use (in easy mode )
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    i used spybot and i think i accidentally removed some imp files from imesh, now some error screen pops up all the time ! bah

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    Apparently the best thing to do is run spybot and adaware together, each one picks up things the other doesnt. Witch reminds me I need to run them now!

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    Spybot Search & Destroy is definitely my favourite - AdAware has NEVER picked up anything on my system after I've run S&D, the other way round DEFINITELY picks stuff up.


    As for iMesh getting trashed, that's why I always keep an old version (3.1 I think) plus PhazeShift's ad-killer (emulates the Cydoor spyware thingy to stop an annoying popup if it's just removed).

    Install iMesh, run S&D, install ad-killer thingy and put an exception in S&D to ignore the cydoor.dll (or whatever it is) for future runs.
    Job done.

    Doesn't work with the later versions, the masses of ad software seems too entrenched in the client.
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