Anti Spyware Software: You've Got to Have It . November 2007 . Vol. 13 No. 11

Cyber News and Reviews is a monthly column featuring kids educational software reviews, business software reviews (small business & home business), games and entertainment articles.

February 2008--Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended and My Guitar from eMedia
January 2008--English-Hebrew Language Learning Software from LingvoSoft


Anti Spyware Software: You've Got to Have It

By Howard Berenbon

The Internet is a great resource for almost everything, but anyone who spends time online knows there are dangers lurking, waiting to capture you and your unsuspecting browser at each stop in your journey online. You never know when you visit a Website if some malicious program is waiting to creep into your browser and infect your computer. The stuff you can pick up is sometimes harmless advertising, but more often it's dangerous and malicious programs designed to steal your passwords or capture your credit card account numbers or even latch on to your e-mail account and send out spam from your computer and you'll never know it's happening. So, that's why anti-spyware software was developed, and there's lots of freeware and shareware programs to help you stop them cold. Here are few of the best programs available (courtesy of If you find one that you like, pick a second for added protection. Often, different programs find different problems.

The following programs are available as a download linked through (rated by performance and popularity) or direct from the software company.

5 Star Rated Programs (rated excellent)

Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal - Freeware

Spybot - Search and Destroy from PepiMK Software - Freeware

Spyware Terminator from Crawler, LLC - Freeware

Spy Sweeper from Webroot Software, Inc. - Free trial ($29.95)

Counter Spy from Sunbelt Software - Free trial ($19.95)

Spyware Doctor from PC Tools - Free trial ($29.95)

Outpost Firewall Pro from Agnitum, Ltd. - Free trial ($39.95)

STOPzilla from ISSS

McAfee SiteAdvisor from Network Associates - Freeware

Microsoft Windows Defender - Freeware