Can I prevent spyware from getting on my computer?

Question

I have sent this question to Ad-Aware but have received no response...

I run Ad-Aware SE Personal each day, and each day it is finding from 2 to 8 critical objects.

Would these be the same objects returning each day or would they be entirely new ones?

Is there a way to set up Ad-Aware to prevent these objects from ever getting into my computer? I wouldn't mind buying an upgraded version of Ad_Aware if that's what it would take.

I currently run Windows XP with ZoneAlarn firewall.

Answer

This question was answered on May 9, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The objects are probably new each day, but if you do the same activities every day and perhaps the sites you visit are infected you will keep reinfecting yourself Ad-Aware does not have a spy blocking tool, but Spybot Search and Destroy and Windows Defender do have the capability of setting up a definition list and stopping files from getting back on your computer.

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Posted by Darren of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on May 9, 2006