Spybot update (1.3)

By Eric Legge
Jun 17, 2004
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  1. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    New Version Spybot S&D 1.3 out

    Since 2 July 2004, Spybot Search and Destroy v1.3

    Search your hard disk for so-called spybots or adbots, the modules that are responsible for showing ads and transmitting information back to vendors. If Spybot Search and Destroy finds such modules, it will remove them or replace them with empty dummies. In most cases, the host software still runs after removing the bot. Among the adbots Spybot targets: Aureate, CLPRS, Comet Cursors, eZula HotText, Gator, GoHip, Radiate, WebHancer, and WildTangent.

    Spybot also removes your usage tracks (last visited Web sites, opened files, started programs, and cookies), so even spybots that are unknown can't transmit this private information. The program supports all three major browsers: Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator, and Opera.

    Their own Server is currently down, get it e.g. here:
    http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,22262,00.asp
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I merged both threads as they talk about the same thing.;)
  3. Goalie

    Goalie Newcomer, in training Posts: 703

    Although I've not confirmed it yet, it appears 1.2 is no longer updating.. 1.3 brings the teatimer though, which is worth its weight to start with.
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