[unisog] How do you handle spyware/adware?

Allen Mundt allenatwork at sbcglobal.net
Fri Nov 5 22:55:25 GMT 2004

We use Adaware Pro.  I don't think any tool is 100%; some are better at one 
thing, and some another.  Adaware is stable and seems to work well in a 
Windows 2000/XP environment.


Allen Mundt

"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still
    I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do."
         -- Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hart, Lee Anne" <LeeAnne.Hart at montgomerycollege.edu>
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Subject: [unisog] How do you handle spyware/adware?

>I am interested in learning how other schools are handling preventing,
> detecting, and removing spyware/adware from workstations.  From doing
> some preliminary research, I've found software (Spybot, Spysweeper,
> Adaware, etc.) that can be installed on the workstations, but I'm not
> sure how effective they will be since they require updates to
> detect/remove new programs.  We have been testing McAfee VSE 8.0i, but
> its too early to tell how effective it will be.  Has anyone else been
> testing McAfee VSE 8.0i?  What are your feelings about the product?
> What are some other method or ways to help eliminate spyware/adware?
> Thanks in advance,
> Lee Anne
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