Tuesday, 06 July, 2004

SpyBot

My friend Dean suggested that I download and install SpyBot on my system to remove the inevitable spyware that he says every system is subject to.  I'd dismissed spyware in the past, figuring that my hardware firewall and other precautions were good enough.  But, figuring that as one of the network guys for a major city in southwestern Nevada, Dean knows what he's talking about, I went ahead and took his advice.  Was I ever wrong about my security measures!  SpyBot located over 30 tracking cookies as well as a handful of Internet Explorer exploits that had infected my system.  SpyBot is free for the download, simple to install, easy to use, and by all reports and from my own limited experience, quite effective.  Grab it.  Install it.  Run it often.  Highly recommended.