Legitimate spyware removal software
Stuff I actually use myself.
|Free software||Commercial software|
|Lavasoft AdAware - Excellent program, free for personal use.||
Ad-Aware Plus Edition - Same as personal version, with added features.
|Spybot Search & Destroy - Excellent, free.||Computer Associates ETrust
Pest Patrol - Good. Be careful though! Very aggressive!
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Antispyware - it has gotten so bad that MS bought an antispyware company!
Excellent program - gets most of the stuff
|HiJackThis - Excellent, one of the best tools for manual removal of shit - free. Requires some technical skill - be carefull, you can cause other problems if you don't know what you're doing.||CWshredder - Excellent at what it does. Removes most varieties of Cool Web Search - purchased by a commercial company recently, but the cwshredder part is still free|
|TheKillbox - Excellent tool to manually delete files in use. Some technical skills required. Be careful with this! It will let you remove most files, including ones you may need.||Crap Cleaner - Not for spyware removal, but a nice program that removes cookies, temporary files, history files, etc.|
|BHO Daemon - Great program to identify & disable Browser Helper Objects|
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