and removal application
Spyware and Adware are not only an ever increasing nuisance and threat for
computer users everywhere, but also a booming industry. According to Webroot Software, Inc., the distribution of
online advertisements through spyware and adware has become a $2 billion industry.
The aggressive advertising and spying tactics demonstrated by some of these
programs, require an equally aggressive response from a seasoned eradicator. Sunbelt Software is such a company. A
leader in Anti-Spyware, Anti-Spam, Network Security and System Management tools, they gave consistently remained on
the cutting-edge of anti-spyware programming since 1994.
One of their more notable software applications is CounterSpy 1.5. CounterSpy is
designed to detect and remove spyware that is already in your computer system. Additionally, it provides real-time
protection while preventing browser hijacking and changes to your computer’s Registry.
Other notable features of this application include:
Detection and Removal of Tracking Cookies
While it is true that applications like Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta are free, they
do not include the ability to detect and remove tracking cookies like CounterSpy does.
» History Cleaner
Erases any traceable trails left on your computer as you surf the
» Secure File Eraser
A powerful deletion tool that can completely eliminate all files you want removed
from your computer including images, music, movies and applications.
» PC Explorer
Allows you a look into files and areas that are normally inconvenient to access,
such as your startup programs, browser helper objects, and ActiveX programs that are being downloaded or
» Support for Older Operating Systems
Includes support for Windows 98SE, Windows ME, and Windows NT.
Recommended by PC World, ConsumerSearch, and Dell, CounterSpy holds one of the
highest effective ratings for spyware removal. It also received high marks from TopTenReviews (2006) for ease of
use, customization/installation, and help/support. For only $19.95 per machine, users can receive a one year
subscription with updates, upgrades, and technical support from real live humans. CounterSpy definitely provides
ease of use and affordability for just about any computer user from the novice to the expert.
Computer Spyware Articles:
- Adware - When you use your computer for
online work, reasearch and entertainment, you will end up with adware being installed ony our computer without
your consent. These could be harmless tracking programs, or nasty monitors of your online
- Botnets - This is probably one of the works threats to your computer
system, difficult to locate and even harder to delete when infection occurs. Botnets are often used by hackers
to infiltrate computers and use them as a network to propagate viruses and spam, to infect other
- Spyware - Often used in advertising, these spying programs infest possibly
some 80% of computers, mostly unknown to their owners. Often a dozen or more of spyware programs can be found
on any computer, tracking user's online habits.
- CounterSpy - Being generally a nuissance, spyware is a booming industry,
using agressive advertising and spying tactics on you. One of the best spyware removal programs is CounterSpy,
by Sunbelt Software.
Programs - You already have learned that many spware programs could be infesting your
computer right now. There are 3 basic ways in which you get these programs: freeware and shareware, deceptive
downloads, and security holes.
- Intelligent Explorer - Although a rare threat today, masquerading as
Internet Explorer toolbar, this deceptive software program will generate a lot of unwanted popups and downloads
without your permission.
Remover Programs - Spyware programs track your internet usage, collect personal data,
and spawn popup advertisements. This can cause your computer to slow down, or worse. Windows Spyware Remover,
Ad-Aware, and Spybot can all help you delete spyware from your computer.