I don't want to use it, but I had some crazy looking screen pop other the other day saying something about spyware and my "files" (or something) were being monitored. Had to shut down to get out of it???
THANK YOU Kezzerone! I downloaded that software, it found 36 items. I deleted them all. Most said cookies. Is there ever anything you don't delete? Is this something an anti-virus program would prevent? I just had computer fixed and am reinstalling Norton now. THanks again!
Everytime I run it, I delete everything. 36 items is not that bad... the first time I ran it, it found 618. Just make sure that at the end of the search when it lists the items found, there is a check in ALL of the boxes. Sometimes it will not automatically check all of them. Once in a while you will want to do the Live update.. this will update the program with any new items to be aware of.
Personally I use Norton Anti Virus 2004 for virus protection... it seems to work very well. I run a full system scan with that once a week, doing the live update often also. In order to do the live update you must have a current subscription. Depending on what year Norton you have, it may not be a bad idea to update it. Just recently I updated my 2002 Norton, to 2004. The update and a one year subscription cost approx. $37 It can be done all online. Well worth it to protect your computer from all the viruses out there right now.
I hope I was somewhat of a help... again, if you have any questions, post or PM me.
it is completely free, maybe not quite as user friendly as AdAware.
From what I've heard on Tech TV, if you use both AdAware and Spybot you can catch most everything.. but neither catches everything alone.