From the article: How to Avoid Spyware While Entering Sweepstakes
There is tons of way to stop invasion.
- First of all use a Browser like Firefox 4 and Thunderbird for e-mail. Using Windows I. E. (any versions) is like painting a Target on your computer. I use "Ghostery", "LOS Manager", "CCleaner" and "Glary Utilities" (all the spelling is correct). "Ghostery" blocks Cookies, Flash Cookies, and Tracking Cookies. "LOS Manager" blocks Extreme Super Cookies (actually it lets them come pass, but deletes them when you close your Browser. Anyone using Firefox can go to http://www.addonfox.com to get the programs for free. The URL is from Canada, as I use Firefox Flags to tell me what Country the URL is located in. The main trick to using addonfox.com is to only select a few items at a time to see how you like the programs. My 1st chooses are the programs I listed above. You will have to get "Glary Utilities" from http://www.cnet.com "Glary Utilities" comes with the Tracker Box unchecked, and you will want to check the Box.
- —Guest Guest bl
- ZoneAlarm caught a couple for me on magazine sites, but it worried me. So despite the irritating screen size, I switched most of my sweeps to the linux netbook we have for office travel. Having just won a wonderful MacBook Pro, I am currently switching everything over to that. I've often heard that non-windows machines experience little to no trouble malware and viruses.
Windows Live One Care
- I have used this for several years. If a site is doing something that could harm my system, I am closed out and a message tells me what the site was doing wrong.
- Ccleaner and Malwarebytes are used every other day on the PC. Avast works great but now am trying windows Microsoft security essentials and it has a built-in virus and spyware program
- —Guest ken
Norton and Adaware
- Like fc, I use software like Norton Internet Security (and now Norton 360) and AdAware to protect against spyware.
- —Guest Jenn
- I used Ad Aware. It's really easy to use, even for a novice like me.
- —Guest fc