Technology Advice by Ryan Taylor Adams


December 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Printer Friendly Version


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Ad-Aware scans your computer for Spyware and Adware in addition to a few other security risks. The maker (LavaSoft) offers several pay version in addition to a freeware version. The free version should be sufficient for most uses.

Download the free version here: http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-2007/3000-8022_4-10766151.html?tag=lst-2

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  • 1 Fixing a slow computer | RyanTAdams.com // Apr 29, 2008 at 12:00 AM

    […] The #1 reason for computer slow down is the presence of malware or viruses. Malware is software which is installed on your computer, often without your knowledge, designed to display advertisements or otherwise generate revenue. When you notice your computer slowing down or performing oddly, the first thing you should do is run a virus scan and a malware scan. If you don’t have an anti-virus program installed, check out the free version of AVG. To check for malware, use Ad-Aware. […]