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 Feb 01, 2005 - 12:00 PM - by Michael
* Anti-Adware apps don't work?

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Windowssecrets.com carries a synopsis of a study that says anti-adware apps are missing at least half of the malware out there.

Each anti-adware application, according to Howe, removed a certain percentage of "critical" adware components. These are executable .exe and .com files, dynamic link library (.dll) files, and Windows Registry entries (autorun commands and the like).

Almost all the anti-adware programs that were tested removed fewer than half of the hundreds of adware components Howes cataloged. The best at removing adware was Giant AntiSpyware, but even that program removed less than two-thirds of a PC's unwanted guests.
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