Spyware removal tools
November 22, 2004
Ars Technica has a short review of spyware removal tools up. Since both the targets and weapons change fast, it’s always nice to see a fresh comparison.
They took a heavily infected machine, and ran a handful of commercial spyware removers on it, along with the free versions of Spybot Search and Destroy and Adaware. As usual, Adaware pretty much beat the pants off the others. Just remember that you’re still better off running two different programs to each catch the things the other misses, so keep that copy of SpyBot S&D handy too…