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Free Spyware/Adware and Junk Removal Tools

According to an October 2004 study by America Online and the National Cyber-Security Alliance, 80% of surveyed users' computers had some form of "spyware," with an average of 93 spyware components per computer. 89% of surveyed users with spyware reported that they did not know of its presence, and 95% reported that they had not given permission for it to be installed.

Your PC may well be similarly infested. But, don't panic. You can get free spyware/adware removal tools via ZDNet here and read PC Magazine's 2003 review of spyware removal tools here.

Once you get rid of the spyware, you can also get rid of all the other junk with CCleaner, and then obliterate what was left behind with Eraser.
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