|SpyBot Search and Destroy|
|Scans for adware, spyware, trojans, dialers, keyloggers, and other malicious software.|
|Protects against several types of malware including trojans, adware, spyware and other hostile software. It scans the registry and files on the hard drive. The Ad-Aware personal version is free as of the date this link is added. Ad-Aware SE Plus is $26.95, Ad-Aware SE Professional is $39.95, and Ad-Aware SE Professional + RegHance is $49.95.|
|Removes CoolWebSearch.Smartkiller. CoolWebSearch.Smartkiller can prevent several adware removal programs from running.|
|Removes CoolWebSearch program from your system, also blocks redirections to the domains coolwwwsearch.com and coolwebsearch.com, youfindall.net and white-pages.ws.|
Damage done by CoolWebSearch:
1. May prevent to access and ability to change Internet Explorer Options or ability to see them.
2. Redirection to pages related to CoolWebSearch such as coolwwwsearch.com and coolwebsearch.com, youfindall.net and white-pages.ws.
3. Internet Explorer slowdowns when typing.
4. Popups may be happening when you are on the internet
5. The Internet Explorer home page or search page may be changed
6. Sites may be added to the trusted zone.
7. There may be errors when the computer starts mentionng WIN.INI or IEDLL.EXEPrice: 0.00
|Detects and removes hundreds of instances of spyware and adware.|
|A free tool that detects and removes adware and spyware files and processes. Also can protect the Internet Explorer home page, password storage, cookies and other items.|
|Eliminates undesired browser addons (BHOs) from Internet Explorer including toolbars, unwanted download managers, third party protocol handlers, and others. Items to be eliminated are selectable by the user.|
|Adware and spyware scanner. Also checks for trojans, keyloggers, and activity monitors. Does not remove the malicious programs but finds them and provides links to resources to instruct how to remove them. It finds some items that Spybot or Ad-Aware does not find.|
|Removes spyware but also disables programs that start without user permission. The licensed version will prevent spyware from running and the free version will scan then disable suspicious software.|
|A scanner that scans for various types of malware including spyware, adware, dialers, and trojans but can only detect several hundred instances.|
|System File Checker (SFC)|
|Describes the system file checker which comes with the Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. It also provides a link to the description of the system file checker for Windows 2000. This tool can be used to restore system files to their original state and is not specifically used to remove adware or spyware.|
|Free spyware reporting tool reports spyware files found on your computer.|
|Used to list Browser helper objects (BHOs) installed on your computer. This will help users find and remove hostile software that may be hijacking their browser settings.|
|Shows the Browser Helper Objects (BHOs) installed on your computer and allows you to disable the ones of your choice. It helps identify BHOs that may be hostile. This download is normally available at http://www.definitivesolutions.com but their website is currently down due to high demand.|
|Removes Look2Me adware.|