SPYWARE and VIRUS scan / removal programs Mar 14, 2005 1:58:42 GMT -5 Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by on Mar 14, 2005 1:58:42 GMT -5 BE CAREFUL when searching for spyware removal tools. Many are actually spyware / adware in disguise ("Virtual Bouncer" comes to mind).**************************Here are some excellent programs for scanning and cleaning your computer:all of these programs are freeware:I run www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html]Spybot;www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html]Spyware Blaster (which keeps a lot of the garbage from being installed in the first place); and www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/#free]Ad-Aware.If you run Spybot, be sure to use the "immunize" feature.I run mine almost daily. Sometimes more than once a day if I've been surfing (search engines, etc).housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp]HOUSECALL is also a wonderful tool for finding trojans and worms.I use both Spybot and AdAware, because often one of them will find something that the other did not. **Be sure to check regularly for updates.