Choosing a Free Spyware Remover
These are some of the most powerful and popular spyware removers that are widely available. All are free to download from their official website and for personal use.
Advanced Spyware Remover (ASR): This software from Evonsoft protects your system against and removes many malwares such as hidden spyware, aggressive adware, system hijackers, tracking cookies, keyloggers, dialers, etc. This tool also scans and lists the main areas of the Registry and System. The new version even includes the Quarantine Manager. Available for free download at www.evonsoft.com/download.htm/
STOPzilla (http://www.stopzilla.com/): STOPzilla is very strong in protecting against phishing and ID Theft. It features Real-Time Spyware and Adware protection, Integrated Cookies and History cleanup, Integrated Home Page hijacker protection and Popup protection. ZILLAsmart technology automatically checks for updates every day, and free support 24/7 via live chat, email or toll-free numbers.
AD-aware Personal (http://www.lavasoft.com/): A product from Lavasoft, this spyware removal software provides advanced protection from known data mining, aggressive advertisements, Trojans, dialers, malware, browser hijackers, and the tracking component b detects known and unknown malware variants using Code Sequence Identification (CSI) technology. It scans for fixed and removable drives, memory and Windows registry.
Spy Cleaner Lite (http://www.spycleaner.net/): Programs and applications that automatically install themselves on your system are identified and removed by Spy Cleaner. It scans traces of adware modules that are recognized in DAT files, registry and temporary Internet files. After searching, this provides you with a log file.
Spy-Ad Exterminator Free: This software scans and removes, ignores, or quarantines your system’s memory, hard drive, and registry for spyware, adware, worms, piracy, hijackers, keyloggers, IE Toolbar, etc. It has up to 20,000 malwares in the database, which can be updated online.
Disspy Lite: Disspy Lite scans memory, registry, cookies, files and folders and removes all detected malware such as Logger, Hijackers, Dialer, Spyware, Adware, Browser Help Objects, Spyware cookies, aggressive cookies, and other malware. All deleted files are quarantined for restoration if needed, and users can choose to be notified when a newer database version is available for download. Download available at http://www.h-desk.com/new/Download.12.0.html/
Free Spyware Scanner (www.spyscanner.net): This spyware remover has a large database of spy components that infect the system, and offers exceptional features such as options to scan your drive and Registry, update online, and save the latest system , is best set as a backup, and options for saving log files from scanning and deleting files for future reference.
AdDriller (www.cdmworld.com): AdDriller scans and cleans more than 30,000 malware now. It also includes features such as active monitoring and HEX Viewers in addition to removing adware, spyware, malware, Trojans etc., and new features such as scheduling, depth scanning, messenger services activating and deactivating.
Malware Sweeper (http://www.malwaresweeper.com/): This remover not only scans your registry and drive for known adware and Spywares modules, but for your active memory ad components, which are not stored on your hard drive and finally only as long as the computer is turned on. It also removes the spyware components that are bundled from Kazaa, Morpheus, Audiogalaxy, Grokster, Limewire, Imesh, Gnutella.