Need share or trial version of anti-spyware

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Hello.  I got an email from someone I think would like to harm my
reputation.  I opened the email before I realized who it was from.  I have
good anti-virus software but no anti-spyware software.  Is there a shareware
version or trial version of some good anti-spyware program that I can run to
see if I have any harmful spyware on the PC?

Thanks.
Bill



Re: Need share or trial version of anti-spyware

Go to download.com.   Enter "free anti spyware". Several free versions will
be displayed.

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Re: Need share or trial version of anti-spyware

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Spybot Search-and-destroy AND Ad-Aware SE Personal are but two (of many)
rather decent, free (not trial, but free) spyware programs out there for
use.  A Google should find more.
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Nomad



Re: Need share or trial version of anti-spyware

'Patches Forever' wrote:
| Hello.  I got an email from someone I think would like to harm my
| reputation.  I opened the email before I realized who it was from.  I have
| good anti-virus software but no anti-spyware software.  Is there a
shareware
| version or trial version of some good anti-spyware program that I can run
to
| see if I have any harmful spyware on the PC?
_____

SuperAntiSpyware/SuperAdBlocker, free trial at
http://www.superadblocker.com/?tag=SUPERADBLOCKER , in addition to the two
mentioned by 'nomad' (after the trial period, I bought and installed it on
three computers;  I've never detected spyware in 42 years of computer use,
but I can highly recommend its elimination of nearly all ads when surfing
the Internet [doesn't even download most.])

If you use a Pop3 mail program (Outlook Express, for example), then I
recommend a program like 'Magic Mail Monitor'.  It downloads just part of
the header for each email, and allows you to delete unwanted email without
ever downloading the message.  You can also check suspicious email in text
only.  'Magic Mail Monitor' is free at
http://mmm3.sourceforge.net/ .

Phil Weldon



| Hello.  I got an email from someone I think would like to harm my
| reputation.  I opened the email before I realized who it was from.  I have
| good anti-virus software but no anti-spyware software.  Is there a
shareware
| version or trial version of some good anti-spyware program that I can run
to
| see if I have any harmful spyware on the PC?
|
| Thanks.
| Bill
|
|



Re: Need share or trial version of anti-spyware

Patches Forever wrote:

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Did this email have any attachment?  Was it in HTML or Plain Text?

If you did not execute any attachment, you would be safe .. oh, wait ..
you use Outlook Express. Belay that last statement.

I would recommend you upgrade to a modern email client. See:
http://k75s.home.att.net/tips.html#email

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On the same page above is a listing of anti-malware applications. All
are free for home use. Start with SuperAntiSpyware. There are also
better Usenet newsgroup clients listed.

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   -bts
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