it is: Anti-Trackware (Adware) software
it helps you: Ad-Aware removes code or components
that allow the developers of freeware, shareware, cookies,
media players, interactive content, and file sharing programs
to actually collect and disseminate information about those
you use it: Launch Ad-Aware and run a system scan. After
the scan is complete, suspect files will be quarantined and
may be removed from the system if desired.
Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal >Here<
Search & Destroy
it is: Spyware software detection and removal
it helps you: Detecting and removing spyware, a relatively
new kind of threat that common anti-virus applications do not
you use it: Run a system scan and remove the malicious
Spybot Search & Destroy >Here<
it is: CCleaner is a freeware system optimization tool.
it helps you: CCleaner removes unused files from your
system allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable
hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online
activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is
that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and
contains NO Spyware or Adware!
you use it: Once CCleaner has been downloaded and
installed, just right-click the recycle bin and select "Run
CCleaner" or execute it from the desktop icon.