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LOL........I won't get them though with Firefox+add ons+a good router.
Where does adware come from anyway? Does it automatically get installed by visiting webpages via some kind of script? If so, then no-script should take care of that, right?
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How can you guys compare CCleaner to Spybot S&D - they are 2 COMPLETELY different programs with 2 COMPLETELY different purposes like Chipp stated?
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Where does adware come from anyway? Does it automatically get installed by visiting webpages via some kind of script? If so, then no-script should take care of that, right?
Usually in the form of some sort of tracking cookie that records your browsing habits....some of the nastier ones are keyloggers. For the most part you have to visit the webpage as you said, but I suppose there could be spyware embedded in the code of an installation package or something.
I know those keygens for games often have spyware or viruses.
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How can you guys compare CCleaner to Spybot S&D - they are 2 COMPLETELY different programs with 2 COMPLETELY different purposes like Chipp stated?
Yea I know, LOL. I was thinking the same thing......I wondered why CCleaner was even mentioned, as it's a temp file and registry cleaner app.
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How can you guys compare CCleaner to Spybot S&D - they are 2 COMPLETELY different programs with 2 COMPLETELY different purposes like Chipp stated?
I just assume CCleaner cleans out each place spyware is likely to hide, thereby making Spybot pointless.

I know Spybot scans everything, but the odds of malware winding up in my music folder or other directory is slim to nil. For me anyway, Ccleaner renders everything else useless, I've never had any issues with spyware (or maybe that's because of IE7...lol).
Edited by ElMikeTheMike - 6/30/08 at 12:14am
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I just assume CCleaner cleans out each place spyware is likely to hide, thereby making Spybot pointless.

I know Spybot scans everything, but the odds of malware winding up in my music folder or other directory is slim to nil. For me anyway, Ccleaner renders everything else useless, I've never had any issues with spyware (or maybe that's because of IE7...lol).

ccleaner cleans out temp files....... Not program files or windows directories.
To test your theory, I will purposely get spyware right now from sites and try it out.
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Well, coincidentally, Spybot Search & Destroy is pretty good.

....lol



s&d ...great program

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Buy my new album!
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anyway.. s&d owns, I use it a lot to clean customers machines who are IE users... IE7 sucks even more than 6 Most people get spyware and adware from browsing to pages with active x or other scripts which automatically install the files. Most are located in temporary locations once you browse to them but merge quickly to the windows subfolders. ccleaner is good but it does not clean an infected computer at all
    
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ccleaner cleans out temp files....... Not program files or windows directories.
To test your theory, I will purposely get spyware right now from sites and try it out.
Well CCLeaer clears out cookies....most spyware come in the form of cookies, however they can be located elsewhere...
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